Overwatch is adding a young adult novel to its wide variety of further-curricular lore. The Hero Of Numbani will stick to kid prodigy Efi Oladele as she engineers the tank hero Orisa to safeguard her city from attack, and it is scheduled to release subsequent year.
Speaking to Polygon, Blizzard confirmed that an Amazon listing that went up earlier this week is appropriate. The novel is described as following along closely with the lore we currently know about Doomfist’s attack on Numbani, and Efi’s tinkering with safety robots to make the adorable Orisa.
In the technologically sophisticated African city of Numbani, in the not-so-distant future, humans reside in harmony with humanoid robots recognized as omnics. But when a terrorist tries to shatter that unity, a hero named Efi Oladele rises!
Efi has been creating robots considering the fact that she was tiny – machines to improved her neighborhood and boost people’s lives. But immediately after she witnesses Doomfist’s catastrophic attack on the city’s OR15 safety bots, Efi feels the get in touch with to make anything higher: a correct guardian of Numbani.
Although Doomfist sows discord among humans and omnics, Efi engineers an intelligent and compassionate robot, Orisa, named immediately after the highly effective spirits who guide her folks. Orisa has a lot to understand prior to she’s prepared to defeat Doomfist, but Efi has some finding out to do, also, particularly when it comes to creating – and becoming – a hero. With Doomfist rallying his forces, and the military powerless to quit him, can Efi mould Orisa into the hero of Numbani prior to it is also late?
The story is apparently a collaboration among the Overwatch developers and author Nicky Drayden, whose Afrofuturist novels surely look a very good match for tackling the lore about Numbani in a much more in-depth way than game snippets, animated shorts, and comics have permitted.
It also feels promising to have Drayden on board thinking of Blizzard’s track record on race and gender. It’ll be good to dig into Efi’s story, and considering the fact that they have been under no circumstances going to let a young girl go out onto the game’s battlefields, this is a good way to see much more of her. But that does not erase the reality that Overwatch nevertheless does not have a playable black lady or the weird jumble of stereotypes that make up Doomfist.
I am searching forward to much more Lúcio lore, nevertheless, as he’s in town for a concert at the time of the attack and the musician-slash-freedom-fighter has been criminally underused considering the fact that Overwatch’s release. Plus, we currently know he’s good with youngsters.
Amazon says The Hero Of Numbani will be released on May well 5th, 2020.