Atlas ‘Titan Of The Cosmos’ Is Coming To SMITE In December
Atlas, the Titan of the Cosmos, will be coming to SMITE next month as the next addition to the third-person MOBA’s growing roster of gods and goddesses.
“The Titan Atlas, SMITE’s upcoming Guardian, was sentenced by Zeus to haul the heaviest burden there is: the universe itself, contained in an Astrolabe. In-game, he uses it as a mighty weapon. As Atlas, players can wield the Astrolabe to release cosmic shockwaves, stun enemies, and briefly trap them inside before relocating them. Atlas can also alleviate allies of their own burdens – and place them on enemies instead.”
Hi-Rez has a new dev blog up that talks about the inspiration for the new god and the work that went into creating his final look.
“The title of ‘Titan’ brings along high expectations. In many traditional works of art the Titans look exactly like the gods of Olympus, but modern interpretations often have some significant visual changes to them, and we intended to do the same,” revealed the devs. “We want Titans in SMITE to stand out from the rest of the roster. We have already set a precedent for Titans in our universe through the game mechanic of Titan bosses – the ones players must slay to win the game. We will draw inspiration from these, as well as taking strong themes from Atlas’ unique persona.”
As for Atlas’ playstyle, the upcoming god will function as a support character that’s specifically designed to boost his allies in duo lanes.
“Atlas is a traditional guardian, focused around crowd control and bolstering allies or hindering enemies. [. . .] Although we fully expect players and pros to try him in the Solo Lane, he will likely struggle there. Atlas can be played in an aggressive fashion, setting up kills for his team mates, but he can also be played as a true peel guardian. We believe that he can be flexible in his play style while still being a Support.”
Hi-Rez promises to reveal more information about Atlas in a Twitch livestream scheduled for 12nn PST later today. More information can be found on the SMITE official site. Don’t forget to check out the new cinematic trailer below.