It’s been a good couple of days to be an Overwatch fan as Blizzard has provided us with two new pieces of content around the game.
First up is another one of its top-tier animated shorts, this time focused on best girl D.Va in a video titled “Shooting Star”.
Even if this hero isn’t your favourite, we think a few others will mark this down as their personal choice for best short. Well, unless they’re a sadist and they prefer crying.
We won’t spoil anything as the video is just under eight minutes long and you can watch it for free below, but we will say that the “dogfighting” was excellently done, but maybe that’s more biased because mechs make everything better.
Oh, and the designs of the Omnics here reminds us of the Sentinels from The Matrix. Hopefully when the robot uprising happens that statement won’t be interpreted as “you all look the same”.
With much less meat on the bone is the second piece of news, it boils down to being a teaser for the upcoming line of official Overwatch LEGO sets.
This partnership was announced back in May of this year and both companies have been relatively quiet about these exciting new products ever since.
A tweet from the official Overwatch account confirms that we will be getting minifigures of at least some of the heroes, with the silhouettes of Widowmaker, Reinhardt, Genji, Soldier:76, Mercy and McCree being shown.
We’re not sure what form the rest of the line will take, but this does rule out brick-built characters like we theorised.
If we were the type of people to bet, we think a line of Collectable Minifigures blindbags is the most likely route here, but we desperately want a full line of sets (especially a D.Va minifig with a built mech).
For now we’ll just have to wait for the speculated January 2019 release or, more likely, a slew of leaks and more teasers beforehand.
Assemble your team.
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) August 21, 2018