Robots Vs. Gods
Players will get to battle as iconic and infamous robots Optimus Prime, Megatron, and Starscream as god skins available with the Transformers Battle Pass. In-game, Optimus Prime converts into a truck, Megatron into a tank, and Starscream into a jet. Each Transformers character will have two forms: one in the SMITE art style, the other a rendering inspired by the Transformers Generations toys, TV show, and movie from the 80s.
I don’t care about the SMITE art style; give me that style from the 80s cartoon. That style is so memorable, even though I was born well after the cartoon. I still remember catching it on TV occasionally, and I remember liking it because it involved giant robots that could transform. It is every kid’s dream show.
Alex Cantatore, Hi-Rez VP of Brand, had this to say on the crossover:
“There’s something magical about having Optimus Prime save the day on the Battleground of the Gods. We’ve always said that SMITE is the ultimate crossover game, bringing all the world’s myths together. Optimus Prime, Megatron, and Starscream just take that to another level.”
As much as I have fond memories of Transformers, I still just don’t care for MOBAs, and I’m not going to start caring now that big robots can fight Gods. I admit it is kind of a cool even, and if I was into MOBAs, I would almost certainly jump all over this so I could play as a Transformer.
I also still think this looks and makes far more sense than the Avatar: The Last Airbender crossover that I still don’t really understand.
Source: Press Release