A few day back, it was revealed that SMITE is getting a Nickelodeon crossover. The tie-in will bring a handful of Nicktoon characters to the world of SMITE, including Rocko, Powdered Toast Man, and most importantly, Zim from Invader Zim.
If you caught the debut trailer for this content, you might have noticed something a little off with Zim. I know when I saw the trailer, I thought Zim’s voice didn’t sound quite right. Turn’s out that’s because Richard Horvitz, the voice actor for Zim, isn’t the one providing the voice for the SMITE crossover.
Fans were pretty furious when they noticed the change, and it turns out Horvitz was as well. Richard took to Twitter to voice his displayer with the following message.
That was followed up with a tweet by Jhonen Vasquez, the creator of Invader Zim. It’s no surprise to see Vasquez frustrated as well.
Developer Hi-Rez and Nickelodeon themselves are yet to comment on the blowback, and it’s unlikely they will. If you’re not happy about this change and feel Horvitz deserves the role once again, you can certainly vote with your wallet.