In what at first glance seems like an unlikely pairing, classic Nickelodeon cartoon characters like Rocko and Invader Zim are coming to SMITE, as a part of the SMITE x Nickelodeon Crossover event.

The event begins on 12 July, and in addition to the paid Nickelodeon cosmetic pack, there will be new challenges to undertake, and additional free skins to unlock.

Danny Phantom, Invader Zim, Rocko, Powdered Toast Man (!) and XJ9 are all making the jump, coming to SMITE as skins for already playable characters, but with entirely new abilities and animations to make them unique.

This is not the first time SMITE has crossed over with other franchises, or even with Nickelodeon, for that matter.

Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender appeared as an alternate skin for Merlin. Later, the Turtles came to SMITE in the same fashion, with Leonardo built upon Osiris, Donatello on Sun Wukong, Raphael on Loki, and Michelangelo over Mercury.

There was even a Stranger Things crossover last year, which added Eleven, the Demogorgon, the Mindflayer, and even Hopper to the game.

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