Titan Forge, the developers behind SMITE, announced their 99th and 100th playable characters as a part of Hi-Rez Expo at DreamHack Atlanta.
But they’re not gods.
SMITE‘s tagline–“Battleground of the Gods”–doesn’t really ring true as the two newest characters to come to the game are King Arthur and Merlin.
King Arthur will apparently feature a brand-new style of melee combos and fluid animations.
“something that we have never done before” according to A.J. Walker, the Lead Designer on SMITE.
Merlin, who is a Mage, of course, will feature his mastery over the arcane arts as a mechanic. He will be able to swap between 3 stances each corresponding to a different magical element.
The characters are set to release sometime next year. Though they’re not gods, the developers behind the game believe them to fit SMITE‘s motifs. This does, however, open up the floodgates as to what can be considered a “god” or “legendary character.”
This announcement comes alongside news that SMITE will be launching on the Nintendo Switch and news that SMITE will soon feature cross-play and cross-progression between the Switch, Xbox One, and PC.