In an exciting development, Blizzard Entertainment, the developer behind the widely acclaimed free-to-play hero shooter, Overwatch 2, is adding a musical twist to the game. The company has announced its first-ever collaboration with a music ensemble - Korean Pop group, Le Sserafim. This project not only includes a commissioned music video but also entails in-game content and exclusive hero skins inspired by the band.
Le Sserafim is a charismatic K-Pop quintet consisting of Kim Chaewon, Sakura, Huh Yunjin, Kazuha, and Hong Eunchae. The partnership between the group and Blizzard Entertainment will bring forth a music video showcasing Le Sserafim's upcoming single, "Perfect Night." The video is set to premiere on October 26, at 9 p.m. PT. The collaboration does not stop there; it also extends to an exclusive custom game mode specifically curated for Overwatch 2 that reflects the band's distinctive vibe. The purpose of this unique game mode and the new in-game items, like the hero skins, is to create a robust immersive experience for Overwatch players. Blizzard plans to release more information about these in-game events on October 30. However, fans will be able to access these contents live starting November 1.
Overwatch's general manager Walter Kong expressed the company's elation over this music-infused venture in a press release. He said, "We're extremely excited to be working with Le Sserafim for our game's first musical artist collaboration. Like the heroes of Overwatch, the Le Sserafim members are amazing as individuals, but unstoppable when they come together."
However, the collaboration does not end with the music video and in-game features. Blizzard has confirmed that Le Sserafim will also make an appearance at this year's BlizzCon event, scheduled for November 4. The band will perform their single, "Perfect Night," bringing the event to a grand finale. This performance will be a first of its kind, where a music band will directly perform a game-inspired track, live at a gaming event.
As we look forward to this multi-faceted collaboration, it's fascinating to note that these developments reflect the evolving landscape of gaming, where music is gradually becoming an integral part. It's not just about playing anymore, but about feeling, immersing, and living the game. Overwatch 2 and Le Sserafim's collaboration furthers this immersive gaming experience.
In the interim, fans can find more about this unique mission in Game Informer's Overwatch 2 review and read about Blizzard's celebration of Overwatch 2's first anniversary. Are you a fan of Le Sserafim or simply excited about the new features in Overwatch 2? Either way, make sure to set a reminder for the music video's premier and the exclusive in-game items' release date, and don’t forget to tune into BlizzCon for Le Sserafim's performance.
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