Do not touch the remote control! Danny Phantom, Invader Zim, Rocko, Powdered Toastman and XJ9 action the gods in the brand new Nickelodeon x Smite Crossover, which will be launched on July 12th! After the success of Smite’s previous Crossover with Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we’re going to give it our all this time to introduce you to your favorite characters from the entire Nickelodeon team. Bringing these iconic Nickelodeon characters to the Battlefield of the Gods has been an awesome experience for our team, and I’m so proud of the way these Skins have been created.
Expect … Danny Phantom in Smite?
Yes, you heard right! Each classic Nickelodeon character materializes in Smite as a dazzling skin for an existing Smite God: Danny Phantom Janus, Rocko Danzburou, XJ9 Freya, powdered toastman Gilgamesh and Invader zim Cupid. In addition, players can unlock a dozen free Nickelodeon cosmetic rewards, such as the meme-worthy Global smashing Emote or the gir Jump stamp by simply playing Smite games and completing quests.
“Excited” doesn’t even explain how our team reacted when the news of the Nickelodeon crossover was announced. Our team entered the project with great enthusiasm and developed imaginative ideas and awesome content. Although we have worked with The Paramount team before, this Crossover covered so many different generations of childhood television that it caused a lot of Nostalgia for the team. We hope that our community will feel the same sense of Nostalgia when they see some of their favorite Nickelodeon characters made in Smite.
This is our first Crossover, which includes characters from several completely different shows, which was an interesting challenge for the team. For example: how to turn an animated Tanuki with muskets into a Wallaby wearing a shirt (Rocko) watching TV? By of course turning the musket into a remote control! We wanted each character to live up to their Nickelodeon origins.
Of the mountain gods. Olympus to Nickelodeon heroes…
Smite has come a long way since the launch of the PS4 in 2016, going from 17 gods to more than 121. As the List of Deities increased, the number of Pantheons in the game also increased. First the Previous One: Smite was the Battlefield of the Gods, and as such; We would only be the true Gods and Goddesses of past Times include.
As the game matures, we started pushing those boundaries. The team decided that King Arthur from the Arthurian myth would be an ideal complement to Smite. Of course, he is not a God, but he is a mythical character.
We followed the Arthurian Pantheon with Cthulhu, the legendary Great Elder with tentacles. Smith’s tradition is simple: when people believe in a God, when they talk about it, they make it real – even more modern entries like Cthulhu. These legendary characters from history and Mythology brought a touch of creative freedom to the battlefields – and gave us the opportunity to include even more characters that did not fit the “standard form”.
And when we wanted to expand our collection of characters in Smite, we wanted to stay authentic for the game. why you will see all these crossovers as skins rather than God’s additions. But we think that these crossovers resonate with our community, because this idea of crossovers is at the heart of Smite. And we like to welcome new communities who are as passionate about these great IP addresses as they are about the Smite pantheons.
SMITE’s first Nickelodeon crossover: Avatar: The Last Airbender
The first Nickelodeon Crossover to hit Smite was the legendary Smite x Avatar: The Last Airbender Crossover. The Titan Forge Games team is full of inveterate Avatar Fans and was delighted to bring the Avatar world to life in Smite. Aang, Zuko, Korra and Naga have taken on the toughest challenge yet: the battlefield of the gods.
This project involved many technical challenges that the Titan Forge team had to overcome. For example: how to make Merlin, an mature in full size, a child? Merlin was chosen for Aang because he uses different elements. It seemed that it fit Aang’s character the best – but Merlin didn’t look like Aang. The modeling, rigging and animation departments had to work together for the Skin to be successful.
Aang was internally referred to as “God-level skin”. It does not share any of Merlin’s core assets. The only thing that looks like Merlin is the Timing of the skills. It was created from scratch, completely from scratch. Every part of Aang’s skin has been completely recreated so that we can make sure that Aang is represented in the best possible way. A few of us here on The Titan Forge team are big Fans of the show, so we were able to easily find references that fit into the game.