How Okami's Amaterasu Could End Up In Dota 2

Amaterasu Dota 2
(Image credit: Capcom)

Valve's Dota 2 has a large collection of playable heroes and villains in the game, some of which come from popular lore and mythology. Well, when talking about mythology Capcom's Okami definitely fits into the picture due to its story revolving around Japanese folklore, which in turn has recently led some to think about how Amaterasu could end up in Dota 2.

Polygon is reporting that Okami's HD re-release for PS4, PC, and Xbox One this week saw an interesting addition to the Steam Workshop from Capcom themselves: Amaterasu.

The Workshop addition allows players of Dota 2 to utilize Amaterasu as a courier. In Dota 2 the couriers are literally exactly what the name describes: they transport items from the shops to the player characters when it's time to request or purchase items for the given hero. The courier is attached to a specific team and will be available during the given match.

In this case, Amaterasu can be used as a courier for a team if the players decide to use a custom courier and if they decide to download Amaterasu from the Steam Workshop. This way, during a match, you can have the popular Japanese heroine from Okami lend you a hand in the form of items and upgrades.

Capcom actually demonstrated how Amaterasu looks in Dota 2 by putting out a very brief 20 second video to demonstrate what the spiritual wolf is like when it's performing its basic running animations as well as when the courier flies in to help the team. You can check out the quick clip below.

Unfortunately the comments have been disabled, so there's no way to know exactly what the feedback was like for the inclusion of the character into Valve's MOBA title.

Obviously, this has led some gamers to suspect that, perhaps, we could see Amaterasu appear in Dota 2 as more than just a carrier?

As pointed out by Polygon, we've seen the goat from Goat Simulator become a courier in the MOBA, along with Mr Meeseeks from the popolar Rick and Morty. In addition to that, there was also a voiceover commentary pack for Dota 2 featuring the voices of Rick and Morty.

Given that the model is now already finished, the animations are done, and Capcom has already given its blessings for the wolf god to appear in Dota 2, why not go ahead and make the next big step and allow gamers to actually play as Amaterasu in the MOBA game?

It would make for a very interesting addition to the already very stacked roster of characters in the game, and it certainly wouldn't hurt in bolstering the appeal and awareness of Okami, especially now that the HD re-release is currently available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. If you're interested in checking out the character in Dota 2 at the moment, you can do so by downloading the courier from the Steam Workshop section.

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.