Dota 2 will receive a new announcer DLC, voiced by the titular characters of the popular Adult Swim cartoon Rick and Morty. Adult Swim shared the news on Twitter. The announcer DLC can be found on the Dota 2 store page for $7.99.
Rick and Morty follows the sci-fi journeys of Rick the mad, alcoholic scientist, and Morty, his grandson who’s constantly nervous and quick to spaz. The two are parodies of Doc and Marty McFly from Back to the Future. Both characters are voiced by Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Community. The show recently begun it’s second season. Rick and Morty’s first season received praise for its inventive plots, crass humor, satiric plots, and stories that get more ridiculous and fantastical.
This is not the first announcer pack for Dota 2 to feature familiar voices. An announcer pack for The Stanley Parable released previously released, featuring the dry British cadence of the narrator from that game. Another previous announcer pack showed GLaDOS of Portal and Portal 2 fame narrating the action of a Dota 2 match.
Valve, developer and publisher of Dota 2, recently launched the beta for Dota 2 Reborn, which gave the MOBA an overhaul by introducing a brand new interface for the game, an new engine, and custom games as well.
How do you feel about this? Do you like the idea of adding in characters from other media as voices to announce in Dota 2? Or would you prefer new voices that aren’t specifically from established franchises? Do you watch Rick and Morty, if so, how are you liking Season 2? If you don’t watch the show, but play Dota 2, tell us what announcer packs you might like to see in the future! Maybe a Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star announcer pack is out of the question, but a man can dream! Let us know in the comments below!