A cat sporting a rocket-powered backpack. A hang gliding alligator. A flamethrower-sporting monkey. A decked-out hockey player. A bowler. A flaming head.
These were among some of the (thankfully) rejected ideas for Overwatch heroes. At BlizzCon this past weekend, the dev team revealed some of the hero concepts that never made it off the drawing board along with others that ended up morphing into the characters that players enjoy today.
Characters such as Jetpack Cat and Flying Alligator proved to be “too ridiculous for Overwatch,” a game that, as we must remind you, sports a superintelligent talking ape from the moon.
At BlizzCon, Overwatch announced a Scottish mad scientist hero and a new “BlizzardWorld” amusement park map. You can see some of the concept art for these rejected characters after the jump.