Overwatch marked Blizzard’s first attempt at making a first-person shooter, and given its continued success, it’s fair to say it turned out pretty well. Some fans may hope the developer tries its hand at a spin-off fighting game next, thanks to a new video.
Created by YouTube channel TGN, the video below imagines what Overwatch would be like as a 2D fighting game. It initially pits Reinhardt versus Zarya as the two use their actual Overwatch abilities in the context of a one-on-one fight on the Volskaya Industries map. At one point, we even get a stage transition, as Reinhardt’s Charge ability is used to drive Zarya out of one area, through a wall, and into another portion of the map.
A second match sees Genji and Doomfist throw down on Numbani. All of this is accompanied by a fighting game-style HUD, complete with health bars, damage indicators, and special meters. There are even transitions from round to round, and it’s all capped off with a bonus stage a la Street Fighter where Doomfist beats the hell out of an inanimate object.
Unfortunately, this is all merely a video, not a playable mod. On the bright side, there’s a lot of new stuff in Overwatch right now to check out–including Year of the Dog skins–courtesy of the ongoing Lunar New Year event. If you don’t own the game, Overwatch is playable for free on PC, PS4, and Xbox One right now–and is only one of several games you can try out without paying this weekend.