Overwatch is a popular six-versus-six shooter made by Blizzard entertainment.
Robot made by a fictional Singaporean doctor
Their latest playable character or "hero" is Echo.
Echo is a robot created by a fictional Singaporean doctor called Mina Liao.
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Photo via Overwatch Wiki
She was a leading expert in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence, according to Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch’s game director.
Liao was killed in an attack by an unknown force, but had managed to finish Echo, a robot that she designed to help the world.
The robot would serve as a symbolic representation of Liao's work and legacy -- "her echo", as Echo explains.
You can see her origin story here, which explains Echo's creation and mission.
As with any Singaporean, or in this case, a robot made by a Singaporean, Echo can evidently speak Singlish, even dropping a very familiar "shiok" in-game.
Echo is not playable to the public just yet, but we imagine Singaporean players will be looking forward to doing so.
Top image via Overwatch Wiki and Overwatch's website
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