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Smite's next god is ol' squidface himself, Cthulhu

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Smite has been steadily adding to its pantheon of battling MOBA gods, from a really big snake (opens in new tab) to the non-John-Wick version of Baba Yoga (opens in new tab). But its latest addition is liable to muck about with your mental health, to make Euclid livid, and make Lovecraft nerds spray spit all over their keyboards as they try to pronounce passages from The Call of Cthulhu. That's right, the tentacley eldritch god Cthulhu is coming to Smite (opens in new tab).

Hi-Rez sez that Cthulhu will be with us in mid-June, which sounds about right given the state of 2020 already, though details of his in-game appearance will be with us a little earlier than that. You can read all about it on the Smite site (opens in new tab) this Wednesday, May 27th, or watch Smite's Update Show before that, at 3pm (ET) over on Twitch.

Cthulhu will join Smite's new 'Great Old Ones' pantheon, its title suggesting that we can expect more Lovecraft Mythos gods to follow in his wake.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.