Overwatch lore is getting a big update soon with a whole book of brand new content when the first Overwatch novel publishes 5 May 2020.
Blizzards hugely popular first-person arena brawler is getting its first novel next year and it isn’t going to follow the exploits of the game’s longest-serving heroes. Instead, the YA story, published by Scholastic Inc will focus on the very first steps of Orisa. Titled ‘The Hero of Numbani’, this story is written by Nicky Drayden who has a number of top sellers in his catalog including The Prey of Gods, Temper: A Novel, and the Delightfully Twisted Tales books.
The entry for this tory is already available at Amazon and comes with a full blurb, which we’ve deposited below.
“In the technologically advanced African city of Numbani, in the not-so-distant future, humans live in harmony with humanoid robots known as omnics. But 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 better her community and improve people’s lives. But after she witnesses Doomfist’s catastrophic attack on the city’s OR15 security bots, Efi feels the call to build something greater: a true guardian of Numbani.
While Doomfist sows discord between humans and omnics, Efi engineers an intelligent and compassionate robot, Orisa, named after the powerful spirits who guide her people. Orisa has a lot to learn before she’s ready to defeat Doomfist, but Efi has some learning to do, too, especially when it comes to building-and being-a hero. With Doomfist rallying his forces, and the military powerless to stop him, can Efi mold Orisa into the hero of Numbani before it’s too late?
This action-packed novel features the fan-favorite characters Efi, Orisa, Doomfist, and Lúcio in an all-new, original story straight from the minds of the Overwatch game team and critically acclaimed author Nicky Drayden!”
The new Overwatch novel is a definite departure from the light animations that Overwatch first added as flavor to the first few heroes. Now the game looks set to bring a greater depth to character backstory. If you want a little more from you’ heroes than action-packed catchphrases then you’ll be able to join Eif, Lúcio, and Orisa when this YA novel hits shelves next year.