The world of Smite just got turned upside down as Stranger Things joins the fight next month.
The news broke this past Wednesday when the game tweeted out that it had partnered up with Stranger Things, saying that “Something is coming… Something that’s hungry for blood!” The account teased that fans would have to tune in to Summer Game Fest for the full story.
The next day, the full teaser for the game’s July Battle Pass would bring popular Stranger Things heroes and villains to the game, with an arena map inspired by the “Upside Down”. This is the mirror world where all of the show’s monstrous antagonists spawn from.
Speaking of antagonists, fans of the show can play as the Demogorgon from Season 1 of the series, as well as the Mind Flayer from Season 3. The heroes of Hawkins are also available for fans, with Eleven and Jim Hopper included in the pass as well.
Players will be able to add Season 1 Eleven and Hopper to their roster of heroes in the game. For those who choose the prestige track though, gamers can play as Eleven and Hopper from Season 3, with the outfit Eleven wears during the “Battle of Starcourt” and Hopper’s P.I. look.
Developed by Titan Forge Games, Smite is a free multiplayer game that allows teams of players to face off against one another in arena and conquest battles. Fans can select from a series of gods and mythological figures with different abilities to help them in their fight to win, though Battle Pass has enabled all kinds of characters to make their way into the arena.
Not every Stranger Things character will be crossing over into the game world this time around, with notable absences from fan favorites like Steve Harrington and Dustin Henderson, among others.
While the Battle Pass releases on July 13, Season 4 of the series has not yet been given an official release date. Teaser trailers and news, such as the introduction of Eleven’s siblings, are all that have been holding fans over until now.
So far, Season 4 promises new faces in Hawkins, with actors Amybeth McNulty (Anne with an E), Myles Truitt (Queen Sugar), Regina Ting Chen (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), Grace Van Dien (Charlie Says), and horror icon Robert Englund joining the cast. The season will also give an explanation on how Hopper survived last season, showing a new side of the character.
In the meantime, fans of the series can log on to Smite this summer and continue the adventure with their favorite characters until the next season arrives.
Created by the Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Priah Ferguson, Cary Elwes, Jake Busey, Maya Thurman-Hawke and Levon Thurman-Hawke. Season 4 has yet to receive a release date.
Stranger Things' beloved series heroes and villains join the world of Smite on July 13 as a part of the game's next Battle Pass.