Hi-Rez Studios announces Paladins, a brand new team-based shooter from the makers of the MOBA title SMITE.

The new free-to-play game is currently under development for PC and current generation consoles. Set in a fantasy setting, the team-based first person shooter offers strategy with character progression through collectible cards which offers augments of abilities.

“We’ve managed to keep Paladins under wraps for over a year now, so the dev team is really  looking forward to receiving feedback from the hands-on demo at gamescom,” said Todd Harris, COO at Hi-Rez Studios. “We’ve focused on making something we find fun and competitive, and soon players will help us craft how Paladins grows from here.”

Paladins is set to release in 2016. You can sign-up for the upcoming closed beta of Paladins here.