Genshin Impact players are always on the lookout for new character crumbs that developer miHoYo is preparing behind the scenes for their increasingly popular open-world gacha game. Following the conflict over Genshins beta expectations and threats of leaked content lawsuits, leakers are now quieter than ever. But the fan base is hungry and some are willing to offer new content despite the risks.
The latest Genshin Impact character to receive a model leak is Arataki Itto. Arataki Itto is an upcoming Geo Claymore user from Inazuma, now confirmed to be playable. He is the leader of the "Arataki Gang" and is known as "The Oni of Inazuma". The oni is another figure, like the kitsune, taken from the Japanese folklore present throughout the Electro region that he inspired. Onis are horned, burly, demon-like creatures whose historical malevolence has been tempered into a contemporary reputation for mischief. They are often illustrated with red or blue skin. Itto's leaked model shows his back in a culturally intricate Inazuma dress, notably red with purple and black details.
The large tie on his back appears similar to Yoimiya's shimenawa, ropes associated with protection against evil spirits in the Shinto religion. Itto has choppy silver hair with the suggestion of purple horns on the crown. There is no side-by-side comparison, but he is supposedly taller than the "tall man" model due to his oni heritage, though players should take this information with a grain of salt. Fans were quick to identify his gold and green weapon as the previously leaked Claymore, "The Other Side," a 5-star weapon with unknown stats.
Another Itto image that is speculated to be overlaid shows an open midriff and a sizeable belt buckle possibly carved to resemble an oni head. In particular, this image shows Itto wielding a rocky club; Unlike the first image, this weapon is unrecognizable and may be an exclusive attribute of Itto's team. Other sources have stated that new artifact sets targeting Itto are planned to match his introduction, and his combat abilities were reworked after negative comments about the recent banner headline Kokomi. No images of his face have been confirmed, although the original leaker compared his appearance to Jin from Xenoblade 2.
Arataki Itto definitely exists in the game - he already left incendiary messages on Inazuma's bulletin board challenging rivals to battle. One mentions his retribution for the loss of his Vision, and several describe the conflict with Kujou Tengu. Yoimiya mentions Itto in About Arataki Itto: Duels and About Arataki Itto: Arataki’s Gang, painting him as a scary-looking man who is unexpectedly outgoing and popular with children. Genshin Impact leakers expect Arataki Itto to debut in version 2.3, scheduled to arrive in the next few months if miHoYo sticks to its six-week update routine.
Players should note that these leaks are not guaranteed and that content is always subject to change prior to release. For those eager for more Arataki Itto content, miHoYo frequently updates Genshin Impact's Twitter with official gacha art shortly before the next version comes out - hopefully, Itto fans will be able to enjoy a clearer picture of his personality. energetic relatively soon.