Just shy of five months after the reveal of Overwatch’s 30th hero, medic Baptiste, Blizzard is ready to do it all over again, with a first look at hero 31 – “eccentric astrophysicist” Sigma.
It was clear something was afoot this weekend, when the official Overwatch Twitter account posted a strange video in which game director Jeff Kaplan was seemingly sucked into a black hole. A haunting piano ditty and many mysterious equations ensued.
That, we now know, was all a pre-amble for hero 31’s official unveiling, with Blizzard having now released a two-minute origin story for Sigma. It’s certainly not the most conventional reveal, with the narrative, such as it is, hopping back and forth through time to convey Sigma’s fragile mental state – a result of a disastrous experiment to harness the power of a black hole.