Turtle Power vs Divine Power
Console MOBA Smite boasts an ever-growing roster of over 100 gods, monsters, and less clear-cut entities to play as, including Thor, Hercules, Skadi, and Cthulhu. The most recent Battle Pass will allow players to add four more legends to the roster: Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello. No, not the great Renaissance painters–the turtles. We’re talking about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Yeah. This may sound like a weird addition to a game dedicated to the concept of god-on-god violence, but keep two things in mind. First, the Turtles are technically skins for existing gods Osiris, Loki, Mercury, and Sun Wukong. Second, Hi-Rez Studios already provided us skins of Bob Ross, a giant robot, and another troop of Nickelodeon’s greatest heroes: the cast of Avatar: The Last Airbender. So really, the Turtles will be right at home.
Aside from their trademark attitude and the song that nobody who listens to it even once has ever been able to get out of their head (if you think you know a way to stop it, please help me), the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battle Pass will automatically unlock the boys’ skins upon purchase, including their gadgets. But that’s not all. The staff at Hi-Rez Studios went above and beyond to make sure these heroes got what they deserved. Travis Brown, Executive Producer of SMITE, puts it like this: “A few Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles superfans at the studio pushed these skins to be something well beyond what we traditionally think of as ‘skins.’ We’ve created all-new models, rigging, animations, and effects to really bring the Turtles into the Battleground of the Gods. They may use the abilities of existing SMITE gods, but they’re essentially all-new characters.”
That sounds pretty awesome to us! Add in a dedicated global “Cowabunga!” emote, a bonus chest containing skins of Splinter and Shredder, and some 80’s-tastic prestige skins for the extra nostalgia factor, and the Turtles are all set to storm the battlefield of the gods. We can’t wait to see how they’ll do.
Smite is free to play on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battle Pass will be available for purchase sometime in November.