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Artist creates incredible Persona 5 Widowmaker concept skin

Published: 21/May/2019 0:01 Updated: 21/May/2019 0:09

by Bill Cooney

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One artist has made Widowmaker a fantastic Overwatch crossover skin that transforms her into the popular boss called Shadow Sae from Persona 5.

Persona 5 came out in September of 2016, just a few months after Overwatch first went live and the game has remained popular ever since.

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The crossover skin was made by concept artist Cassandra De La Torre and it’s sure to be a hit with both Overwatch fans and Persona 5 players.

AtlusOriginal concept art for Shadow Sae in Persona 5.

Shadow Widowmaker

Shadow Sae is the Shadow of Sae Niijima, a character in Persona 5, and the character is a perfect aesthetic match for Widowmaker, if we do say so ourselves.

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Sae’s Shadow has yellow eyes, wears thick black eyeliner as well as a hat that resembles something you’d see in a Prohibition-era club and De La Torre was able to work all of that and more into the Widowmaker concept.

Cassandra De La TorreThe first stages of Shadow Widowmaker from De La Torre.

Widowmaker doesn’t have a spiked collar like Shadow Sae in the skin concept, but she was given a new design for the tattoo on her back.

Looking at the design for Sae and Widowmaker side by side makes it obvious that the two characters would be great for a crossover, if Overwatch ever decided to include skins from games outside of Blizzard.

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Shadow Sae Widowmaker, in all her glory.

When will Widow get an actual new skin?

Widowmaker could very well get a new skin for the upcoming Overwatch Anniversary event, but as of writing Blizzard has only revealed two of the nine new skins, one for D.Va and Winston.

Besides skins, we know that Hammond, Baptiste and Ashe will all be getting a new dance emote and Ashe’s better include B.O.B. dancing too, or Jeff Kaplan will have a alot of unhappy Overwatch fans on his hands.

As always when a new event is about to start, players should wait to get their Arcade Loot Boxes until after the event begins, in order to increase the chances of getting a new Widowmaker skin, if we’re lucky enough to get one.

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Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam

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The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.

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According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

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Overwatch player Tiago
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Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

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Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

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Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.

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