Via Geek Culture: with people spending more time at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, online gaming has experienced an unprecedented surge in popularity — and what better time to announce a new Overwatch character from both one of the most gaming-obsessed nations as well as one of the toughest in the fight against COVID-19: Singapore!
Echo is the Overwatch’s 32nd playable character: a robot with a rapidly adapting artificial intelligence. In-game lore shares that she was developed by Singaporean scientist Dr. Mina Liao, one of the Overwatch world’s leading experts in robotics and artificial intelligence. Her work has led to the creation of the omnics, as well as to her position as one of the founding members of Overwatch — to combat the Omnic Crisis.
Many of Echo’s signature lines are (double) confirmed to be Singlish, including “Alamak!”, “Shiok!”, “Jialat!” and of course, “Double Confirmed!”. Her sprays and alternative skins also pay homage to the Little Red Dot, such as durians, the Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid, and the Marina Bay skyline.
Echo is available now on the Overwatch Public Test Region.