Smite Adds Tsukuyomi, Available August 2020

Hi-Rez Studios have announced that Shinto moon god Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto is coming to their mythological MOBA Smite during today’s Summer Game Fest presentation.

While details on how Tsukuyomi will play were not revealed at this time, the history of Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto is not even entirely sure if the deity depicted as a man or woman.

The second of “three noble children” Tsukuyomi came into being when Izanagi-no-Mikoto (the god who created the first land) cleansed his body of sins after escaping the underworld. Tsukuyomi either came from Izanagi’s right eye, or a mirror made of white copper in Izanagi’s right hand. The sun goddess Amaterasu came from his left eye.

When the goddess of food Uke Mochi produced a feast to Tsukuyomi, she created it by spitting fish into the ocean, game into a forest, and rice from a rice paddy. This disgusted Tsukuyomi so much (despite the food looking delicious) he killed her. Amaterasu was enraged, and refused to look upon Tsukuyomi ever again- hence the sun and moon rarely meeting.

You can find the teaser below.

The new character will be available August 20th.

You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:

Enter the Battleground of the Gods

Join 35+ million players in SMITE, the world’s most popular action multiplayer online battle arena. Become a legend of myth, enter the Battleground of the Gods, and play FREE now!

100+ GODS
Unleash each deity’s unique strategies, legendary weapons, and earth-shattering powers. Rain lightning down upon your foes as Zeus, assassinate from the shadows as Loki, or transform and trick your foes as the Monkey King, Sun Wukong. Which God will you choose?

Unlike other MOBAs, SMITE puts you directly onto the battlefield with a third-person action viewpoint. From blind-side ambushes to aimed shots, a new pantheon of strategic possibilities awaits.

Never played a battle arena before? Don’t worry. Auto-buy, auto-level, and the deathmatch-like Arena mode let you jump right into divine MOBA action. Aspiring pro? Top the ladders, join a competitive team, and you too could be playing at the SMITE World Championship.

Smite is available on Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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