Okay, three, two, one, let’s jam. Season 9 of ‘Overwatch 2’, called ‘Champions’, comes out next week, and it offers enough new features to make you want to jump back into multiplayer and shoot left and right. And among all the big changes, the battle passes and the cosmic horror-themed skins, the post-credits scene is what has stood out the most in this trailer. An ambient jukebox set in a small Western town where an unmistakable theme plays: ‘Tank!’.
If you haven’t seen ‘Cowboy Bebop’ you have missed one of the key pieces in the history of animation. Mind you, the anime, not that live-action that Netflix came up with thinking it would work. During 26 episodes (and a movie) the series starring Spike Spiegel and his crew was surprising, unique and almost flawless, marking a before and after. Shinichiro Watanabe became a star overnight and since then his series has had hundreds of tributes throughout pop culture.
But perhaps none like that of Overwatch 2, in which everything points to Spike and his gang being able to be used as skins for the heroes. Of all the crossovers we have recently seen between franchises, this is one that makes the most sense. After all, the protagonist of ‘Cowboy Bebop’ is an exceptional shooter. There has not yet been an official announcement, though, but it is telegraphed. After all, there was already one for ‘One-Punch Man’: on February 13th we will find out. Until then, there is time for a marathon.