Overwatch fighting game nod “Fighters of the Storm” returns in the new Busan map

By on August 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm
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Overwatch’s world is expansive as it is gorgeous, and comes complete with its own fighting game — of sorts!

On August 22nd, Overwatch received a new animated short and a brand-new map. Set in Busan, Korea — home to the game’s esports rep D.VA — the map touches on Korea’s traditional and futuristic aspects alike.

Much like the arcade of the Hanamura map, Busan also features a karaoke parlor, arcade, and esports café. In this section of the map are multiple games, including a DDR-esque machine — and the universe’s signature fighting game Fighters of the Storm returns to appear here, as it did in Hanamura.

So far, the game has two iterations: Fighters of the Storm 1 and 2. These games feature characters from throughout Blizzard’s various IPs, such as Garosh Hellscream from World of Warcraft, Tychus Findlay from Starcraft, and Tyrael from Diablo. The game’s title is in reference to Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm MOBA, which likewise features an array of characters from multiple Blizzard titles.

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The fighting game isn’t playable within Overwatch, unfortunately — and despite how much interest there would be in a real playable fighter featuring Blizzard characters, there is so far no indication this will actually happen. With the second appearance of the game in Busan’s esports-centric map, however, we can still dream…

Source: Overwatch (YouTube)

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