Blizzard Leisure has Overwatch comics, a cookbook, and loads of digital shorts. Now it’s increasing into a brand new venue — younger grownup fiction. Scholastic will publish an Overwatch novel titled “The Hero of Numbani” in 2020, a Blizzard consultant confirmed to Polygon.
An Amazon itemizing for the e-book appeared this week and detailed the story. “The Hero of Numbani” facilities on Numbani hero Efi Oladele, the younger lady who created Orisa. You most likely bear in mind her from the Doomfist assault on Numbani’s OR15 bots; after the assault, Oladele constructed Orisa from the stays.
Right here’s the outline from Amazon:
Within the technologically superior African metropolis of Numbani, within the not-so-distant future, people dwell in concord with humanoid robots often called omnics. However when a terrorist tries to shatter that unity, a hero named Efi Oladele rises!
Efi has been making robots since she was little-machines to raised her group and enhance folks’s lives. However after she witnesses Doomfist’s catastrophic assault on the town’s OR15 safety bots, Efi feels the decision to construct one thing better: a real guardian of Numbani.
Whereas Doomfist sows discord between people and omnics, Efi engineers an clever and compassionate robotic, Orisa, named after the highly effective spirits who information her folks. Orisa has lots to study earlier than she’s able to defeat Doomfist, however Efi has some studying to do, too, particularly in terms of building-and being-a hero. With Doomfist rallying his forces, and the army powerless to cease him, can Efi mould Orisa into the hero of Numbani earlier than it’s too late?
This action-packed novel options the fan-favorite characters Efi, Orisa, Doomfist, and Lúcio in an all-new, unique story straight from the minds of the Overwatch sport staff and critically acclaimed writer Nicky Drayden!
Again in 2017, Blizzard debuted Oladele to the Overwatch group by posting an “interview” with the 11-year-old robotics knowledgeable. There was hypothesis on the time that Oladele often is the subsequent Overwatch hero, however she ended up taking up a supporting function to Orisa, the robotic she created. It was thrilling for a lot of to see a personality like Oladele — a younger lady of coloration — in Overwatch, and the truth that she took a sideline function to a robotic was disappointing to many. (In fact, the Overwatch battlefield is clearly not the place for an 11-year-old.) Overwatch has one of the various casts, however after 31 heroes its solid of playable characters nonetheless doesn’t have a black girl.
In line with Amazon, “The Hero of Numbani” shall be launched in May 2020 from writer Nicky Drayden, greatest recognized for “The Prey of Gods,” a futuristic novel set in South Africa.