SMITE: Battleground of the Gods is a third person MOBA where gods of different pantheons battle each other. With the  inclusion of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, does that mean everyone’s favorite heroes in a half-shell have reached divinity?

“Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are a global, cross-generational classic and bringing them to SMITE is a thrill for us,” says Alex Cantatore, Brand Director, Hi-Rez Studios. “SMITE is all about blending diverse mythologies and fictional universes, in a way no other game can. You can play as Zeus, Bob Ross, or Cthulhu and you can fight King Arthur or Avatar Aang—and now we’re adding the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the Battleground.”

Hi-Rez Studios and Titan Forge Games have announced that the green foursome are the newest heroes joining the pantheon of gods in SMITE, with a major catch – they’re not actually new heroes, but skins for existing heroes. Osiris can be transformed into Leonardo, Loki as Raphael, Mercury as Michelangelo, and the staff-wielding Sun Wukong as Donatello.

“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,’” said Travis Brown, Executive Producer. “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.”

The TMNT skins are part of the new Battle Pass, which features other TMNT goodies like a Cowabunga emote and skins for Shredder and Splinter.

SMITE was released in 2014 as a 5v5 MOBA with a twist that brought the action down to a third-person view. It features over 100 characters and is free to play on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch. The studio previously collaborated with Nickelodeon earlier this year with an Avatar: The Last Airbender Battle Pass.

The TMNT Battle Pass arrives in November. The full reveal will be showcased live on SMITE’s official Twitch channel on October 13.

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