I’ll say this for MOBAs: their cinematic trailers are pretty fun.
SMITE has graced us with a new cinematic trailer showing off a battle between several members of the MOBA’s mythological mish-mash.
Roman war goddess Bellona is the starring face, and swaggers around to the tune of Slaves’ Sockets. She’s joined by a couple of figures from the Norse pantheon – trickster god Loki (familiar to fans of the Marvel Universe) and frost giant Ymir.
Their opponents are good old Norse favourite Thor, slightly obscure Egyptian goddess Neith, and Sun Wukong, whom you probably know from Monkey Magic at the very least.
If you’re interested in learning more about the MOBA, the SMITE World Championships kick off on January 7. Taking a look at how the pros play and buying into the tournament hype is a fun way to get a macro-level idea of the scene – and don’t be too worried if it all seems pretty baffling at first.