I was at the GamesCom 2015 Blizzard Media Briefing where Blizzard Entertainment unveiled the newest hero to join the Overwatch roster: Lucio.
Real Name: Lúcio Correia dos Santos
Occupation: DJ; Freedom Fighter
Base of Operations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lúcio is a mobile music themed support hero equiped with a Sonic Amplifier, which can be used to shoot the enemy or to knock them back using its secondary function.
During combat he is continuously playing one of two songs with his Crossfade ability. One song is used to heal, the other to speed up your allies and yourself.The effect of his song can be increased by his Amp It Up skill.
Finally, with his ultiamte the Sound Barrier he’s able to briefly provide his allies and himself with personal shields for a brief moment.
To top it off, his skates allow him to slide on walls, and he extend it by jumping from wall to wall. This also allows him to bypass the enemies’ defense.
Lúcio is meant to be played as either a supporter or using his mobility and knock back as a skirmisher.
It’s thanks to Judgehype that we learned that Lúcio will be the new Hero for Overwatch, and with him 2 new map should arrive.
The first one Volskaya Industries, seems to be related to a tweet from yesterday, and the other one Numbani was recently teased through a “sponsored ad“.
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A sign of Lúcio during the Overwatch cinematic trailer?
It’s seems that maybe a new Hero will be revealed at Gamescom 2015 with maybe the new Numbani map. An article from Atlas News (the NBC, CNN from the Overwatch universe if you like). This new hero would be Brazilian and would be named Lúcio, his main talent? He’s a musician, maybe he will use a dubstep gun to vainquish his foes?
Lúcio, an acclaimed musical artist who’s built his career doing live shows, has already become something of a national icon in his home country of Brazil. Now he’s poised to win an international following with his Synaesthesia world tour.
“My heart beats for Brazil,” Lúcio told Atlas News. “I get inspired by the people here. Their struggles. Their triumphs. I want to share that energy—the energy of their lives—with the rest of the world.”
Lúcio is touring to promote his debut album, Synaesthesia Auditiva. He has labored over this work for two years, and from what we’ve heard so far, it shows. Last week, he teased fans across the globe by releasing two scintillating tracks from Synaesthesia. These previews have already skyrocketed to the top of the charts, surpassing his breakout single from last year, “Sonhos Ômnicos.”
If you haven’t listened to them yet, have no fear: we’ve linked both songs below.
Synaesthesia’s positive early reception has delighted Lúcio, but he’s even more interested in what people will think of his tour. “I’ve spent two years working on new technology for the show. It’ll bring the music to life. You’re going to do more than just listen to it,” Lúcio said. “You’re going to feel it. See it.”
The Synaesthesia world tour begins next Wednesday in Cologne, Germany. The opening show has already sold out, but Lúcio has said that a holostream service will be offered to simulate the experience for viewers at home.
Synaesthesia Auditiva Track List
- Bem-vindos à Society 2.0 (Viemos para ficar)
- Hard Light, Hard Time
- Sonhos Ômnicos (Extended Mix)
- Maximum Tempo
- The Millennium Anxiety
- Quebrando a Barreira do Som (Drop the Beat)
- Robot After All
- We Move Together As One
- Synaesthesia Auditiva
In a recent tweet, the official Overwatch Twitter account has published a promotion to a place called Numbani, the City of Harmony. Through this tweet we can maybe think of this as new teasing for a map that will be revealed at Gamescom 2015 (just like for the Gibraltar map teased before PAX East 2015).
Now the name of the city could sound familiar for Overwatch lore fans (yes there is lore in this game *look at Heroes of the Storm*), although it’s not the same city, a similar one has been already mentioned in one of Overwatch character, Zenyatta. Indeed, the omnic monk is from the Shambali Monastery, in Nepal’s mountains.
Now if you observe carefully, you can clearly see two Omnics (the term used for A.Is in Overwatch universe), dancing in front of a city made of skyscrapers surrounded by trees endemic to the African savanna. Does the resonance of the city’s name is the same for all places where the Omnics are? This is a question that we might have an answer soon enough.