Officially leaving beta and entering a full product on March of 2014, Hirez had been working on the currently available pantheons. For many years and months before now, fans have been clamoring and hoping for a new racial Pantheon to make it through. Today Hirez has announced that Japan will be the next available pantheon on their Smite twitter account.

As mentioned the news is fresh and there’s nothing to go on, but more information regarding the new Pantheon will make its way during the Smite Pro League Super Regionals. The Japanese pantheon will join the current lineup including: Roman, Hindu, Chinese, Greek and Norse. The tweet also shows the identifying Shinto shrine as the signature icon for the Japanese pantheon.

Furthermore, the next patch was announced: The Astral Hunt. Within this update, the game will get the brand new ‘Hunter’ God “Chiron – The Great Teacher”. More commonly referenced as the inspiration for the star system ‘Sagittarius’. He hails from the Greek mythology and his kit is based upon sustaining and in order to stay in battle and take down enemies. A more thorough detail on his skill list can be found in the link here. Aside from a new God, Smite will also receive countless new skins for the Odyssey, an annual event that is celebrating the Smite Pro League event and seeks to engage with the player base to help support the community and teams.

Smite players, what are some Japanese Deities you’d like to see? Let us know in the comments!

  • fenodereee

    Akaname the spirit that lick filth in untidy bathrooms :DD (ok ok more seriously)

    Tamamo-no-Mae is a must (the 9 tailed fox spirit disguised as a courtesan)

  • John Jansen

    EnVy all the way!

    • Patrick Nguyen

      Ah that’s bad luck! Looks like Enemy managed to snag them loose!

      • John Jansen

        Still hoping for that wildcard spot… But it will be tough

  • UltimateBurst

    Amatsu Mikaboshi – god of evil

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  • Xantie

    Ama-no-Uzume- goddess of joy and happiness

  • Sury

    Yuki-Onna (the Snow Queen) goddes of winter

  • Patrick Nguyen

    Man. I forget how cool some of the deities from the Japanese pantheon sound. Surprised there’s no love for Amaterasu yet!

  • Fabiu10

    Ryujin, the God of the Sea would be a great addition and since he’s described has a dragon would like to see how they would design him also.

  • Dentiera

    All pantheon have a sun god, so i hope to see Amaterasu 🙂

  • Kitty Beaudi

    Hoderi (the god of fishing) would be interesting to see, since Smite doesn’t have any other gods like him

  • Atlas Ergin

    Benzaiten (弁才天 or 弁財天) Also known as Benten, she is the goddess of everything that flows

  • Sdh

    Snow Queen.

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