Hi-Rez Studios have announced the first God to join the fray since the official launch of SMITE, Kumbhakarna, the Sleeping Giant. Kumbhakarna joins the battlefield as a Magical Guardian with an impressive arsenal of crowd-control based abilities and an ultimate attack that promises to deliver many an exciting moment. Kumbhakarna is the first God in the game with a passive that provides the opportunity to avoid death, instead sleeping for a number of seconds before reviving with 25% HP and MP. This can be interrupted through a series of basic attacks but bleeds and other DoTs will have trouble finishing the Sleeping Giant. For more information on his moves and abilities, check the official launch trailer below:
The pre-launch patch notes have also been uploaded to Google Docs, and can be viewed here. Accompanying the new God launch is the typical list of changes to items and God animations but more notable, the introduction of an achievement system that allows players to unlock more icons.