Overwatch 2 offers backstory and creation details for Kiriko in new videos


Overwatch 2 fans are already generally familiar with the new support hero Kiriko from a mechanical standpoint, but what about her origin? How does someone become a fox spirit-summoning ninja? That’s elaborated upon in two new videos shared by Blizzard about her.

The first video lets lead concept artist Qiu Fang and associate narrative designer Kyungseo Min brief players on Kiriko’s backstory, playstyle, and overall design from concept to final. The second video provides a more complete origin story of the character, chronicling her family upbringing, the fall of the Shimada clan, and her arrival to the Yokai to protect Kanezaka from the Hashimoto crime family. If you’re hungry for every possible tidbit about Kiriko, you’ll love the videos that wait below the cut.


source: YouTube (1, 2)
Activision-Blizzard is considered a controversial gaming company owing to a long string of scandals over the last few years, including the Blitzchung boycott, mass layoffs, labor disputes, and executive pay fiasco. In 2021, the company was sued by California for fostering a work environment rife with sexual harassment and discrimination, the disastrous corporate response to which compounded Blizzard’s ongoing pipeline issues and the widespread perception that its online games are in decline. Multiple state and federal agencies are investigating the company as employees unionize and call for Bobby Kotick’s resignation. As of 2022, the company is being acquired by no less than Microsoft.
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