The latest hero that will be added to the "Overwatch" roster finally goes live next week.
Video game developer Blizzard Entertainment released a video of the Tank-Class hero Orisa, confirming that the character will become playable on all platforms beginning March 21. Titled "New Hero Preview: Orisa," the video also showed some behind-the-scenes action involving the character's creation.
The developers called Orisa, the 24th hero to be added to the game's roster, as someone who "evolves and pushes the boundaries" of the "Overwatch" universe. The video also showcased the different prototypes of the character, including alternate skins.
Despite being a defensive "anchor" for her teammates who are risking their lives in the front lines, Orisa is still trying to learn the ropes, being the "youngest" member of the team, being just one-month old. Her creator, 11-year-old child genius Efi Oladele, equipped her with long-range attacks, gravitation charges that explode upon enemy contact, and the ability to fortify her own defenses by reducing the damage inflicted upon her. In addition, she also possesses a "Supercharge" ability, which "increase damage inflicted by allies that are within her line of sight."
"As Orisa starts her career as a guardian, she has much to learn about the world and her functionality," said her official bio. "But as long as she is guided by Efi's boundless optimism and her own growing sense of honor and duty, Orisa stands ready to protect Numbani and her creator at any cost," it added.
Earlier this month, "Overwatch's" lead writer Michael Chu confirmed on the game's official forums that Orisa's story was just a first of many that they are working on for 2017. "One of our goals for 2017 is to try to have more frequent story-related updates and content, so we're very busy with that," Chu explained.
The confirmation also quelled speculations from observers that Blizzard had opted to move away from the storytelling element, considering that Orisa didn't get her own comic treatment unlike some of the earlier DLC characters.