Hi-Rez’s TCG title Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics finally got a real launch date set for February 20th on both PC and console. The title, mixing grid-based strategy and TCG, is the studio’s fifth game to make it to this stage (though they’ve quite a lot more in production).
Like SMITE, HOTG be free-to-play, although players can buy cards to stay competitive. Hi-Rez says players should expect a core bundle plus three pantheon packs to start, with a combined fee of around $45 to nab all the existing cards.
“Owners of the Founder’s Pack of Venus Competitors Pack will receive the Core Set Bundle for free. In addition, anyone already playing Hand of the Gods will keep their card collection, and will also have any previously spent runes returned to their account. Players can still play for free and acquire cards over time like a traditional CCG. Players can also get a quick start at the game by purchasing just one Pantheon Core Set.”