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Overwatch 2’s second massive anime collaboration is coming in season 9, and this time, it’s all in regards to the traditional ‘90s house western Cowboy Bebop. This marks the primary massive crossover occasion the sport has placed on in 2024, and cements that Blizzard is greater than prepared to return to the anime properly after its One Punch Man collaboration final 12 months.
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As of proper now, we don’t know any of the crossover skins, modes, or different cosmetics that shall be added as a part of the collaboration. The truth is, Blizzard doesn’t even identify the occasion in its trailer for Overwatch 2’s ninth season. The one motive we even understand it’s coming is due to a stinger on the finish of the video that includes cowboy gunslinger Cassidy on the western-themed Route 66 map. The digital camera pans to the jukebox present in one of many buildings, and after a coin is tossed in, we hear the enduring horns from Cowboy Bebop’s present’s opening tune, “Tank!”
The clip begins on the 2:25 mark:
We are able to naturally assume Cassidy shall be featured in a roundabout way. Regardless that we are able to’t make out what pores and skin he’s sporting within the tease, it’s a straightforward pitch to decorate him up as protagonist Spike. As for who else is perhaps featured, perhaps Sombra might dress up as Ed since they’re each hackers? Vicious and Genji would make a superb crossover since Genji is thought to deliver a sword to a gunfight. Jet Black’s mechanical arm would make him a straightforward match for Doomfist, however given he was the headline of the One Punch Man collaboration, I’d be shocked if he obtained the identical highlight. However hey, Genji was additionally a part of that collaboration. So something can occur.
Outdoors of anime, Overwatch 2 has additionally collaborated with Okay-Pop group Le Sserafim for premium skins and a short lived mode. 5 of its heroes had been even featured in a music video for his or her tune “Good Night time.” It stays to be seen how expansive the Cowboy Bebop crossover shall be, however the One-Punch Man collaboration principally caught to in-game rewards.
Overwatch 2’s ninth season begins on February 13 and can deliver an eldritch horror-themed battle cross and cosmetics to the shooter. Past that, it’ll additionally deliver some controversial, sweeping adjustments by including passive therapeutic to each hero.