Genshin Impact: Arataki Itto unveiled by miHoYo, here are the first details

Genshin Impact: Arataki Itto unveiled by miHoYo, here are the first details

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A few days after the launch of the Update 2.2 of Genshin Impact, miHoYo has officially unveiled Arataki Itto, a new character who had made so much attention in recent weeks thanks to leaks and datamines, as well as shared new details on Gorou. Both characters could arrive with version 2.3 of the well-known Action RPG.

Arataki Itto is described (or rather self-proclaimed) as the "first and greatest leader of the Arataki Gang". He also he is "swift as the wind and mighty as thunder, he is a fearless man in whose veins the blood of Oni runs". Itto uses the Geo element and, according to the first official artwork you can see below, it should fight using the Claymore.

Gorou instead is an old acquaintance for those who played the narrative arc of Inazuma by Genshin Impact. He is a dog-like warrior (ears and tail) and the general of Watatsumi's army. He fights using the bow and is endowed with Geo element powers. He was "born with animalistic fighting intuition and with a tenacious will, he manages to find the way to victory even in the most Cyritic moments."

The fact that miHoYo unveiled Arataki Itto on Twitter and shared new details about Gorou probably means that both characters will be available with banners for version 2.3 of Genshin Impact, which is expected to arrive on November 24th.

Meanwhile, version 2.2 of Genshin Impact will be available on October 13th, introducing Thoma as a playable character, a new island and enemies, events and the Childe and Yu Thao banner reruns. Also just a few days ago miHoYo officially unveiled Honkai: Star Rail, a new role-playing game with turn-based combat coming to PC and mobile devices.

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‘Genshin Impact’ Reveals Arataki Itto, An Instant Fan-Favorite



While the current 2.2 patch about to go live seems pretty tame, Genshin Impact has riled fans up with the reveal of a new, upcoming hero, Arataki Itto.

The Geo Claymore-wielding hero (though his signature weapon is a large mace) will be in an upcoming banner along with Gorou, the Geo bow-user that we’ve already seen plenty of.

Arataki Itto is a gang leader who had his vision stripped by Kujou Sara after the two fought, but now that the Vision Hunt Decree is over, wants it back.

To say Itto has become an instant fan-favorite is something of an understatement, as he was trending with over 100,000 tweets just a few hours after his reveal, and past that, he also singlehandedly managed to get the word “Daddy” trending as well, to give you an indication of what kind of attention he is receiving. Genshin Impact fans love their attractive characters, no matter the gender.

This is the info listed as part of the new miHoYo debut of the character:

Arataki Itto ‧ Hanamizaka Heroics

The First and Greatest Head of the Arataki Gang

Fast as the wind and mighty as thunder, he is an intrepid man with Oni blood running through his veins.

'Hello, I'm the deputy of the Arataki Gang. If you come across any inappropriate behavior on the part of our boss, Arataki Itto, please contact me immediately. ' — Kuki Shinobu

Itto is a pretty unique case because unless I missed something, I did not see him leak out ahead of time. Nearly all the Inazuma characters leaked in some form or another before they were officially revealed, but not Itto, best I can tell.

Besides Itto and Gorou, after Thoma appears in the Hu Tao banner, I believe we only have one main known Inazuma hero left to arrive, Yae Miko. We could also get Scaramouche, and yet it seems possible may not be playable and will become a Signora-like character who never actually arrives.  

Just looking at Itto, he seems destined to be a 5 star. We have no 5 star Geo Claymore heroes, so he would be unique in that sense. The only other Geo Claymore hero period is Noelle, a character nearly all Genshin Impact players have due to her inclusion in an easy-to-get beginner’s bundle. Geo characters are generally focused on defense, so we’ll see if that’s Itto’s role as a 5 star tank. More info to come soon about when he might be arriving, if that’s the tail end of 2.2, or 2.3 instead.

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