Don’t contact that distant! Danny Phantom, Invader Zim, Rocko, Powdered Toastman, and XJ9 battle Gods within the all-new Nickelodeon x Smite crossover occasion going reside July 12! After the success of Smite’s earlier crossovers with Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Final Airbender and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we’re going all out this time to deliver you your favourite characters from throughout Nickelodeon’s roster.
Bringing these iconic Nickelodeon characters into the Battleground of the Gods was an unimaginable expertise for our group, and I’m so happy with how these skins turned out.
Wait… Danny Phantom in Smite?
Yup, you heard that proper! Each Basic Nickelodeon character materializes in Smite as a blinding pores and skin for an present Smite God: Danny Phantom Janus, Rocko Danzburou, XJ9 Freya, Powdered Toastman Gilgamesh, and Invader Zim Cupid. Plus, gamers can unlock a dozen free Nickelodeon beauty rewards just like the meme-worthy smashing World Emote or Gir Soar Stamp, simply by taking part in Smite video games and finishing quests.
“Excited” doesn’t even start to clarify how our group reacted when the information broke in regards to the Nickelodeon crossover. Our group dove into the mission with animated enthusiasm, growing imaginative concepts and superb content material. Whereas we’ve labored with the Paramount group earlier than, this crossover coated so many alternative generations of childhood tv that it introduced up a variety of nostalgia for the group. We hope that our group will expertise that very same feeling of nostalgia after they see a few of their favourite Nickelodeon characters realized in Smite.
That is our first crossover that features characters from a number of utterly completely different reveals, which introduced an fascinating problem to the group. For instance: how do you flip a feisty musket-toting Tanuki (Danzaburou) right into a shirt-wearing, tv-watching Wallaby (Rocko)? By turning the musket right into a distant management, in fact! We needed to design each character in a method that did their Nickelodeon origins justice.
From the Gods of Mt. Olympus to the Heroes of Nickelodeon…
Smite has come a great distance since its PS4 launch in 2016, going from 17 gods to now over 121 in complete. Because the roster of deities grew, so did the variety of pantheons within the recreation. At first, the precedent was set: Smite was the Battleground of the Gods – and as such; we’d solely be together with precise Gods and Goddesses from instances previous.
As the sport matured, we began to push again in opposition to these boundaries. The group determined that King Arthur, from Arthurian fable, can be a super addition to Smite. Certain, he’s not a god, however he’s a determine of fable.
We adopted up the Arthurian Pantheon with Cthulhu, the legendary tentacled Nice Previous One. Smite’s lore is straightforward: If folks consider in a God, in the event that they discuss it, they make it actual – much more fashionable entries like Cthulhu. These legendary figures from historical past and mythology introduced a breath of artistic freedom to the Battlegrounds – giving us the possibility to incorporate even extra characters that didn’t match the “commonplace” mould.
And as we appeared towards increasing our assortment of characters in Smite, we needed to remain genuine to the sport. why you’ll see all these crossovers as Skins and never as God additions. However we predict these crossovers resonate with our group as a result of this concept of crossovers is on the core of Smite. And we love welcoming new communities which might be as captivated with these nice IPs as we’re in regards to the pantheons of Smite.
Smite’s First Nickelodeon Crossover: Avatar: The Final Airbender
The primary Nickelodeon crossover to hit Smite was the legendary Smite x Avatar: The Final Airbender crossover. The Titan Forge Video games group is stuffed with diehard Avatar followers and was overjoyed to deliver the Avatar world to life in Smite. This world-bending crossover occasion noticed Aang, Zuko, Korra, and Naga face their hardest problem but: the Battleground of the Gods.
This mission included many technical challenges that the Titan Forge group needed to overcome. For instance: How can we make Merlin, a full-size grownup, into a toddler (Aang, from Avatar: The Final Airbender)? Merlin was chosen for Aang due to his use of various components. It felt like it could match finest for Aang’s Character- however Merlin appeared nothing like Aang. Modeling, rigging, and animation departments needed to collaborate to make the pores and skin a hit.
Aang was referred to internally as a “god-Stage” pores and skin. He doesn’t share any of Merlin’s base belongings. The one factor that’s just like Merlin is the timing of the skills. He was created from the bottom up, utterly from scratch. Each single a part of the Aang pores and skin was created fully new in order that we may ensure that Aang was represented in the absolute best method. A bunch of us right here on the Titan Forge group are large followers of the present, so we had been in a position to simply discover references to suit into the sport.
We adopted up on Avatar with one other Nickelodeon basic: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That includes Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo; this crossover was stuffed with unimaginable content material from the basic animated present. Cowabunga!
Extra Smite Crossover Hits:
Ruby Rose, Blake Belladonna, Weiss Schnee, and Yang Xiao Lengthy from RoosterTeeth’s hit anime sequence RWBY was the primary crossover to crash into Smite as a powerful success. Our gamers beloved the inclusion of those bombastic huntresses and clamored for extra crossover content material. Smite slipped into the Upside-Down with the Smite x Stranger Issues crossover; which included 4 fan-favorite characters from Stranger Issues: Eleven, Hopper, The Thoughts
Flayer, and The Demogorgon.
Transformers rolled out onto the Battleground of the Gods in 2021, with Optimus Prime, Megatron, and Starscream.
Quickly after that, the Titan Forge group broke the mould but once more with the Monstercat Crossover. This bass-pounding crossover used music to assist outline a wide range of EDM-inspired skins, like Crab Rave Khepri.
Shortly following up on that endeavor, Smite launched their Rambo crossover in April 2022.
Our most up-to-date crossover (earlier than at the moment’s Nickelodeon information) was a completely new form of crossover: Slipknot. This large crossover included 9 new skins for the Gods of Smite, accompanied by a head-banging Music Pack created with authentic Slipknot anthems.
All of those tasks have culminated in our latest unimaginable collaboration : The Smite x Nickelodeon crossover occasion, and we’re so excited for gamers to dive in beginning July 12.
Particular supply for PlayStation Plus members
To have fun the Nickelodeon crossover, we’ve put collectively a limited-time supply for
PlayStation Plus Members*. The Smite x Nickelodeon Plus Pack unlocks all 5 Gods featured within the Nickelodeon Occasion (Invader Zim Cupid, Rocko Danzburou, XJ9 Freya, Powdered Toastman Gilgamesh, and Danny Phantom Janus) and their Voice Packs.
This supply doesn’t embody the Nickelodeon Skins or Cosmetics.