dark        

Internet swoons over Overwatch Mercy's concept art

0

Bad medicine

I'm sulking. I'm sulking because apparently some folk have received their The Art of Overwatch tomes already and I'm sitting here with no Art of Overwatch tome (which releases next week). Regardless, lucky owners are already sharing pics of some of the concept art for the arena-shooter's lovable roster of heroes and reprobates.

But, among the test-sketches of stages, poster art and everyone's favourite loot box item, sprays, a portion of the Overwatch community is falling over itself at some Mercy concept art that depicts the angelic healer as a buff-as-hell (heaven?) dude, posted on twitter by user
Pumpkin Spice Enema.

Concept Mercy features a very similar design in terms of costume and colour, but is now sporting a figure that looks like he spends as much time pumping iron as he does pumping IVs. This design has already led to numerous pieces of cute fan-art on social media.

A decision was made during Overwatch's development that classes should be instantly recognisable by shape. This is why, generally, Tanks are big squares, DPS are athletic humans and Support are thin pencils. Concept Mercy looks badass enough to be almost all three of those, so I guess his design was passed over.

That's fine for me, because although I do think he looks cool-as-hell, I'm a Mercy player and I love Angela's design. I think her slight, quiet appearance, provides some much needed "calm" to the game's colourful, loud and large-than-life roster.

The Art of Overwatch is released on October 24.

Overwatch fans love Mercy concept art [Heroes Never Die]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Chris Moyse
Chris MoyseSenior Editor   gamer profile

Chris has been playing video games since video games began... still terrible at them. Former Saturday Night Slam Master, rambles nostalgically like Abe Simpson. I ain't here to fight, so let's no... more + disclosures


 


 


Also on Destructoid: Overwatch   (663)   From our database:

  • Overwatch's Baptiste gets his chance to shine with a new official short story - Chris Carter
  • Overwatch's D.Va ready to school some fools with new Nendoroid - Chris Moyse
  • Overwatch League commissioner leaving Blizzard for Epic Games' Fortnite division - Chris Moyse
  • Overwatch is three years old today: do you still play it? - Chris Carter
  • Overwatch is adding full match replays - Jordan Devore
  • Overwatch's third anniversary kicks off with Gargoyle Winston and Honeydew Mei - Jordan Devore
  • Overwatch's latest Escort map Havana is live on PC and PS4 - Jordan Devore
  • Mercy and Lucio are getting fancy skins for Overwatch League All-Stars - Jordan Devore
  • The floor is lava in Overwatch thanks to the Workshop, a custom mode maker - Jordan Devore
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #art #Battle.net #Blizzard #Books #Concept art #Overwatch #PC #PS4 #Xbox One

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •