Okami’s Amaterasu Could Be Heading to Dota 2 As New Playable Character




/ 3 years ago

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Okami’s Amaretasu could be heading to Dota 2 as a brand new playable character

Dota 2, along with League of Legends, is one of the most popular MOBA’s around. Being a highly competitive game at home and in eSports, the announcement of a new character is often treated with guarded optimism. It’s nice to have new things, but there can be problems.

Why? Because a new character disturbs the force. Balance is vital to games which focus on character selection. Be it Streetfighter, Overwatch or Dota 2, striking a balance is critical, therefore, new characters often mean the balance is thrown out of whack.

That being said, I doubt that there is anyone out there who, at least in concept, wouldn’t think that the addition of Amaretasu wouldn’t be pretty cool and that’s exactly what Dota 2 may be considering.

The plans come as Okami HD is due to release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on December 12th.

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How do we know?

Capcom who publish Okami has recently uploaded a character model to the Steam Workshop. It is clearly Amaretasu and is described as a ‘carrier’ character.

In a report via Polygon, this wouldn’t be the first time a 3rd party character had made an appearance in Dota 2. In addition to some Rick and Morty Meeseeks, we in addition even recently saw a Chocobo from Final Fantasy added in 2015.

We even recently saw Noctis from FFXV added to Tekken 7’s roster.

There is a short video below detailing the character model. However, as I started the article with, as long as this doesn’t interfere too much with the balance, everyone will, hopefully, love this pooch.

There is, for Capcom a logic to this inclusion. The original Okami, while fantastic, wasn’t a great seller. It could, in addition, even be considered a commercial flop. Therefore, hopefully, the tie-in will see it get the promotion it so sorely deserved in the first place.

What do you think? Looking forward to giving Amaretaru a try? Planning on getting Okami HD next week? – Let us know in the comments!


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