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Overwatch's next hero is Sigma, an "eccentric astrophysicist"

He's also a gravity-manipulating living weapon.

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Having spent the weekend teasing Overwatch’s next hero with clips featuring piano melodies, complex equations and black holes, Blizzard has finally unveiled hero 31 with a new origin story trailer.

Say hello to Sigma. He's described as an “eccentric astrophysicist” who hopes to “unlock the secrets of the universe”, but is completely unaware that he’s been turned into a living weapon.

You can watch the trailer just below:

Going by the trailer, it looks as if one of Sigma’s experiments with gravity went awry and soon after he’s imprisoned against his own will. There’s a scene where he’s being carted away on a stretcher, wires dangling from his uniform and his arms bound by shackles. Of course, it’s all underscored by the same haunting piano melody from the teasers.

Just as the trailer comes to a close, we’re given a glimpse of Overwatch’s evil organisation Talon. So what’s actually going on?

Sigma’s official origin story (via Shacknews) sheds further light on how he ended up in Talon’s hands.

Sigma is a kind and brilliant scientist who has been irreparably changed by an experiment gone wrong, gaining the ability to manipulate gravity in the process. During that tragic experiment Sigma sustained serious psychological damage, deemed a threat to humanity and locked away for years in a secret government facility. He was eventually freed by Talon and used as a living weapon.

This is all we know so far about Sigma, but gameplay details and a release date can’t be far off. We’ll update the site as soon as we learn more - stay tuned.

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