Blizzard announced their new hero for the immensely popular online first-person shooter Overwatch, the hamster Wrecking Ball.

With the announcement of the 28th hero of the game, the developer released two videos. The first is a traditional cinematic origin story that shows what made the hamster Hammond into the Wrecking Ball he is today. The second is an in-depth look from the developer in which Game Director Jeff Kaplan explains everything about the new hero.

Wrecking Ball is a tank who uses his own mech to wreak havoc on the battlefield in either quadruped mode or ball mode. In ball mode he can roll around destroying everyone in his path. The mech itself is equipped with an adaptive shield that becomes more powerful depending on how many enemies attack it, and he comes equipped rapid-firing guns. His ultimate is a minefield in which he lays down a bevy of mines which great for holding an area.

You can see the new hero in action below.

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