The latest behind-the-scenes Overwatch video goes more in-depth with the newest hero, Orisa.
In a behind-the-scenes look at the hero, the team talks more about her inspiration from a gameplay perspective, and her aesthetic design.
“We talked a lot about introducing another, what we like to call, anchor tank,” says game director Jeff Kaplan.
“We see a gothic Zarya, adds to it Bastion’s cannon, there was just a combination of cobbled-together parts, but it was instantly fun. And that’s how we knew we were on to a good hero.”
Orisa’s description on the Overwatch site describes her as a tank, and central anchor of her team, with a protective barrier for defence.
She has long range attacks, can bolster her own defenses, can slow enemies with graviton charges, and she can deploy a Supercharger to boost multiple team mates’ damage output.
“I think she’s a core character to the Overwatch lineup in terms of gameplay mechanics and functionality,” Kaplan continues. “She’s going to serve a really unique roll in Overwatch.”
Orisa joins the Overwatch roster on March 21.