Paragon's New K-Pop Hero Wins Over Some, Bothers Others

[Image: Epic Games]

Epic recently revealed Shinbi, a new Hero for its online multiplayer title Paragon. The character’s design choice has been controversial with a portion of fans saying they dig it, while others are not exactly thrilled.

Shinbi is Korean pop themed and, as tipster Sang notes, has the music video reveal to prove it.

At the time of writing, the announcement clip has 1,602 likes and 670 dislikes on YouTube. Most of those are likes! But that’s a lot of dislikes for a character reveal, no?

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Still, lots of folks were excited!

[Via NeoGAF]
[Via NeoGAF]
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Others were happy that Epic seemed to have studied up on Kpop.

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GFriend is a popular Kpop group with one member named “ShinB.” Obviously, that’s close to “Shinbi,” but Epic has yet to confirm or deny the group’s influence.

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Some felt the character, however, was out of place.

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Or bland.

[Via NeoGAF]
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Or awkward.

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Some liked Shinbi okay, but felt that the game needed more male characters.

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Lots of players didn’t like that Epic revealed yet another melee Hero. (Though, a ranged character is apparently coming later this spring.)

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And responses to some of those complaints.

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[Via NeoGAF]
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This might sum up the disagreement among fans best.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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