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Overwatch fan artist gives Mei a battle-ready Chun-Li crossover skin

Published: 31/May/2019 0:26 Updated: 31/May/2019 0:40

by Virginia Glaze

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Thanks to Overwatch’s colorful cast of heroes, it’s no surprise that fan artists across the globe have come up with a slew of new costume ideas for each character – and what better way to celebrate their uniqueness than to pair them with the equally unique world warriors of the Street Fighter series?

Artist ‘Grimmancer’ has done just that, with their latest piece being a stunning crossover between Street Fighter’s leading lady, Chun-Li, and the weather-altering Mei-Ling Zhou.

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Both hailing from China, Mei sports Chun-Li’s signature Qipao, this time altered to fit a colder climate with fur trim and icy blue accents.

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Unlike Chun-Li’s white combat boots, Mei wears “the boots with the fur,” which appear to come equipped with spikes for climbing across ice and snow.

While Mei wears Chun-Li’s spike bracelets on each wrist, she has kept her hair in it’s usual bun, rather than opting for Chun’s iconic ‘ox-horn’ hairstyle.

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With this outfit, Mei truly looks like “the strongest woman in the world:” but that’s far from Grimmancer’s first Street Fighter x Overwatch crossover.

Grimmancer has cooked up a slew of crossover outfits for many of Overwatch’s female heroes, including Widowmaker, Tracer, Moira, D.Va, and Symmetra.

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In keeping with Widowmaker’s occupation as an assassin, Grimmancer paired her with Street Fighter IV’s C. Viper, an undercover agent for the CIA. Widowmaker certainly looks cool and professional in Viper’s S.I.N. battle suit.

With Tracer’s optimistic personality in mind, it’s no wonder that Grimmancer gave her a version of Sakura’s classic schoolgirl uniform, as both characters are known for being cheerful yet fierce fighters.

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Capcom / BlizzardWith her cool demeanor, it makes sense that Grimmancer would pair C. Viper with Widowmaker.

Thanks to Moira’s status as a Talon operative, it makes sense that she would be the one to receive Juri Han’s dudou and Taekwondo pants, as Juri herself once worked under Shadaloo’s M. Bison after losing her eye to the dictator.

Grimmancer even gave Cammy’s doll uniform to D.Va, while they chose Menat’s all-seeing outfit for Symmetra, rounding out the cast to six female fighters, as of Mei’s Chun-Li crossover.

Capcom, BlizzardWith Symmetra’s unique abilities in mind, pairing her with the orb-wielding Menat seems to be a perfect match.
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While Blizzard has yet to make a fighting game of their own, Overwatch does boast ‘Fighters of the Storm’ in the arcade cabinets that litter its spawn rooms – but we have to admit that a Street Fighter x Overwatch game could be a blast.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.