It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen a new addition to the SMITE roster — since April, to be specific — so it certainly seems like a new god for the MOBA was overdue. Consider the due paid then, as Persephone, the goddess of the Underworld, is now joining the Battleground of the Gods.
Persephone is described as a unique take on the life and death mechanics that are part of her backstory, with a playstyle that rewards those who think a few moves ahead. She is a mage character with powerful long distance attacks, the ability to summon forth ghoulish plants, and the ability to plant seeds that can revive Persephone when she dies if enough seeds are collected. The presser explains that players who try her out will need to take a moment to carefully plan and outsmart opponents.
The abilities of Persephone do appear to be pretty involved, so SMITE players curious about this new god would be wise to check out the informational video below.