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Overwatch getting a book on Orisa's creator, The Hero of Numbani

Published: 11:28, 07 October 2019
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In addition to comics and animated features, Blizzard's popular shooter is now getting a book. Dubbed The Hero of Numbani, the book is about a character you're indirectly familiar with, whether you follow the lore or not - Efi Oladele.

It's hard to fault Blizzard on their narrative choice here, as the story of a little girl creating a big robot has ample Disneyesque potential, and is a huge part of Overwatch's lore in the first place.

"In the technologically advanced African city of Numbani, in the not-so-distant future, humans live in harmony with humanoid robots known But when a terrorist tries to shatter that unity, a hero named Efi Oladele rises", the description on Amazon reads. 

The story follows Efi through her machine-building attempts to improve her community's living, as well as Doomfist's attack on the city's OR15 security bots. The latter eventually inspires her to create one of Overwatch's (mostly) gentle giants, Orisa, naming her after her people's guiding spirit. 

Naturally, building the intelligent and compassionate protector wasn't as nearly as simple a task, which should be prominently covered in The Hero of Numbani.

"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 Orisa into the hero of Numbani before it's too late", the description reads. 

The Hero of Numbani is an original story concocted by Overwatch's development team and author Nicky Drayden and when it comes to in-game characters, will feature Orisa, Doomfist and Lucio. Naturally, the main character remains Efi, but the story should give Orisa fans understanding of why the character is as she is. 

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Even though it wasn't long ago that Blizzard reluctant to consider a Switch launch, Overwatch will soon be heading to Nintendo's platform, with the official launch date set for 15 October 2019 in Europe and North America. Japan launch takes place a bit later, on 29 November. 

The Hero of Numbani launches in 2020 and you can learn more .

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