Overwatch's latest hero, Echo, is a Singlish-speaking robot made by a S'porean character

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Guan Zhen Tan| March 23, 02:16 PM

Overwatch is a popular six-versus-six shooter made by Blizzard entertainment. [tinymce_insert_ads]

Robot made by a fictional Singaporean doctor

Their latest playable character or "hero" is Echo. https://twitter.com/PlayOverwatch/status/1240742057200586754 Echo is a robot created by a fictional Singaporean doctor called Mina Liao. [caption id="attachment_461422" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo via Overwatch Wiki[/caption] [tinymce_insert_ads] 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeKUX6a5Nws [tinymce_insert_ads]

Speaks Singlish

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. https://twitter.com/Caldoran/status/1240840541077565442 https://twitter.com/Caldoran/status/1240851173059387393 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