Kiriko Kicks A Bunch Of Heads In Overwatch 2’s Latest Animated Short
Blizzard simply debuted its newest Overwatch 2 animated quick and, boy, is the corporate’s cinematics workforce persevering with to knock it out of the park with these. The quick focuses on Kiriko, the sport’s badass new assist. Whereas it doesn’t shed a ton of sunshine on her character in contrast with what we already knew, it’s a stunning, affecting quick by which Kiriko kicks an entire lot of butt (or, to be extra particular, heads).
What we do study is the place the fox masks that Kiriko wears comes from. It’s a present she receives from the granddaughter of one in every of her constructing’s residents whereas on her approach house.
After Kiriko returns to her house, she’s confronted by her mom, who desires her to come back again house to coach some extra (Kiriko’s mom additionally educated Hanzo and Genji). However their reunion is reduce quick by the Hashimoto clan. Kiriko teleports into motion to guard her neighbor and his granddaughter — in addition to Kanezaka — from the unhealthy guys.
Kiriko pops a couple of of her skills, together with her Kitsune Rush Final (with a wonderful second that includes the granddaughter). The quick closes out with an emotional dialog between Kiriko and her mom, who slips in a reasonably dang humorous line proper on the finish.
It’s a largely terrific quick that showcases the abilities of Blizzard’s animators, even when the story is pretty slight. It’s a additionally little odd that Kiriko’s mom, seemingly a fierce warrior, hangs again and seems to observe the Hashimoto battle by way of a peephole.
Anyway, this underscores the truth that there completely must be an animated collection primarily based on Overwatch 2. Edgerunners labored wonders for the recognition of Cyberpunk 2077, so an Overwatch Netflix present may assist this recreation out as effectively.
The quick premiered at TwitchCon and it additionally marked the beginning of an Overwatch 2 Twitch Drops marketing campaign, by way of which you’ll earn a Legendary Kiriko pores and skin without spending a dime. Extra particulars about that right here.
On the draw back, Kiriko isn’t accessible to all Overwatch 2 gamers instantly. You’ll unlock her instantly when you both:
- Came to visit from Overwatch 1
- Purchase the Overwatch 2 Watchpoint Pack
- Purchase the premium Battle Move
In case you’re a brand new participant who doesn’t wish to pay something to unlock Kiriko, you’ll want to achieve degree 55 of the Season 1 Battle Move on the free monitor. Alternatively, she’ll be accessible after Season 1 by way of the store or by finishing challenges. Extra particulars on that can come within the leadup to Season 2.