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Overwatch 2’s crossover with The Transformers goes live with — wait for it — Optimus Prime-hardt

Overwatch 2’s latest crossover — with Hasbro’s Transformers franchise — was announced back in June, and now fans have their first trailer showing what it looks like. It’s full of anime and woop-woop-wak-wak goodness.

The basic point is that Overwatch 2’s roster will get reskinned. So while we’re definitely seeing Megatron and Optimus Prime-inspired heroes, these are actually Overwatch 2 fighters in costume. The costumes are still pretty rad.

Reinhardt gets the father-figure role of Optimus, and Ramattra has a nice Megatron design. Bastion takes the role of loyal underdog Bumblebee, and Illari gets cast as Arcee. Those are the only roles confirmed. Overwatch 2 has a cast of 40 heroes overall.

While this is a nice anime it’s obviously not gameplay (and Blizzard still needs to keep its game balanced, so you can expect everyone to behave as they do usually) it looks like this is the extent of the crossover. Still, four characters in well-chosen getups from Cybertron likely took a lot of work.

They will be available beginning Tuesday, July 9 in the Overwatch store. Prices haven’t been revealed but considering this is licensed content from the world’s biggest toy maker, and a mega-movie franchise, appearing in a free-to-play, live-service multiplayer shooter, don’t expect them to come cheap.

Overwatch 2 launched in 2022, and is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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Owen Good
Gaming Editor (US)

Owen Good is a 15-year veteran of video games writing, also covering pop culture and entertainment subjects for the likes of Kotaku and Polygon. He is a Gaming Editor for ReadWrite working from his home in North Carolina, the United States, joining this publication in April, 2024. Good is a 1995 graduate of North Carolina State University and a 2000 graduate of The Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University, in New York. A second-generation newspaperman, Good's career before covering video games included daily newspaper stints in North Carolina; in upstate New York; in Washington, D.C., with the Associated Press; and…

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