Popular free-to-play MOBA, Smite, is introducing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battle Pass which brings in Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michaelangelo as special skins to the game’s select playable characters.
The tie-up between TMNT and Smite follows a previous similar campaign between the game and Avatar: The Last Airbender. A Nickelodeon-themed battle pass that introduced Aang, Korra, and Zuko as playable guest characters.
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Leonardo can be used as a special skin over Osiris, Michaelangelo for Mercury, Donatello for Sun Wukong, and Raphael for Loki. To the unaware, this meant being able to play as one of the playable gods with their own unique set of skills, all the while looking like their respective TMNT counterparts.
Giving a representation of each of the Ninja Turtles in two iterations, the special skins will come in two variants. One is a render that is clearly reminiscent of the comics’ depiction of each character, notably with their pupil-less eyes. Another is a less detailed version from the TV series but comes with pupils in their eyes.
Yet more TMNT characters
Aside from the pizza-loving and crime-fighting turtles themselves, the collaboration will also see the presence of the TMNT’s arch-villain, The Shredder. A counterbalancing bearing against the franchise’s heroes.
Last but not least, is also the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ master and mentor himself, Splinter.
To get a first-hand view of these upcoming skins, everyone is encouraged to join Smite’s official Twitch channel for the showcase on October 14.
An emerging pattern
Seeing both Avatar and TMNT, both Nickelodeon franchises, seeing their way into the highly popular MOBA title, it seems that a pattern is being developed. If this suspicion is correct, then it would not be surprising to see further Nickelodeon-themed entries along the way. Danny Phantom, Spongebob Squarepants, or the Power Rangers, maybe?
The notion may sound silly. But it is hardly away from reality, considering they can just be special skins themselves. Which, like the upcoming quartet of crime-fighting turtles, is only a wearable outfit than additions to the game’s existing roster.
Smite is a free-to-play MOBA game featuring the deities from a variety of cultural pantheons. Be it Zeus from the Greeks; Thor from the Norse; or to the less prominent Cernunnos of the Celts. Playing as one of the said Gods, the game is set in third-person but with a bit more control than the traditional game of the genre.
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