What happens when normal sized collectibles just won’t cut it for a new game? Blizzard and Overwatch might have the answer. Massive collectible figures showed up over the weekend, drawing huge crowds in Hollywood, Paris, and Busan, South Korea, three areas used as maps in the game.
While the first pictures came from fans finding the figures, Blizzard has since taken to Twitter, showing off all three of the characters: Tracer, Genji, and Pharah. Originally teased last week, the three attractions are done up as action figures with attachments and all.
Overwatch is Blizzard’s first new IP in 17 years. A competitive first-person shooter, it sees teams of six face off with crazy abilities and weapons. Though at first perhaps seemingly similar to Team Fortress 2 and other first-person shooters out there, our review of Overwatch found “the character, diversity, and strength of its design elevates it beyond just being more of the same.”
Putting massive action figures around the world certainly classifies as being a bit different. Overwatch is set to release later today for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. For those curious about the game’s unique take on story, be sure to check out the most recent animated short released for the game. Titled “Hero,” it follows the playable character Soldier 76.