Game publisher Hi-Rez Studios and developer Titan Forge Games recently announced the addition of Nickelodeon’s world-famous cartoons Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on popular video game SMITE: Battlegrounds of the Gods.
In a new cinematic trailer, these guys/turtles will be introduced in a world-bending crossover event. The developers added Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello. They will face a challenge mightier than the Foot Clan: Gods from ancient mythology like Thor, Hercules, and Poseidon.
“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, Hi-Rez Studios Brand Director of Live Games. “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.”
All of the four turtles will be available in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battle Pass.
Players will be able to wield the swords of the Turtles’ leader, Leonardo, with an all-new Osiris skin unlocked immediately upon purchasing the Battle Pass. Then, just by playing SMITE, purchasers will unlock Raphael Loki, Michelangelo Mercury, and Donatello Sun Wukong — complete with the Turtles’ legendary gadgets.
“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 of SMITE. “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.”
Splinter and Shredder are also available via the crossover event. Splinter Hachiman and Shredder Ravana skins will be available as separate purchases.
SMITE features an ever-growing roster of 100+ Gods and Goddesses from pantheons around the world and throughout history, and is free to play on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battle Pass will become available for purchase in SMITE next month.