Overwatch’s new hero Brigitte is coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC versions of the game next week on March 20. To lead up to her release, Blizzard recently released a new video revolving around the design behind the game’s 27th hero.
This new trailer shows off Brigitte and her character’s design journey to where it is today. The video features voiceover from lead character artist Ben Zhang as he talks about how Brigitte and her look came to be. Brigitte has always been a character in the world of Overwatch, so when adding her to the game, Zhang says they wanted to stay true to her look from the comics and shorts.
Early on, we see some designs for Brigitte that feature her in clothes more akin to a mechanic. After receiving an overhaul based on the design of a paladin, we finally then see how this design influenced what would be Brigitte’s final look. For anyone that is interested in art and the creation of characters within games, it’s definitely cool to see Blizzard’s process with designing its iconic heroes.
You can find the full video showing off Brigitte’s concept art below. As mentioned, Brigitte will begin rolling in Overwatch via a free update next Tuesday on March 20 for all versions of the game.