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Sombra's origin story and gameplay revealed in a pair of new trailers

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After putting us through an ARG that seemed at times like it would never end, Blizzard is coming across in a very big way with Sombra information at BlizzCon. She was the subject of a lengthy new animated short, "Infiltration," after which we got a closer look at her abilities in the field. And during the Overwatch "What's New" panel, two more trailers came up, one revealing her origin story and the other showcasing her talents in combat.   

Sombra was born 30 years ago in Mexico, but was left orphaned at young age by the Omnic Crisis. She was taken in by the Los Muertos organization, where she honed her already considerable hacking skills before being recruited by Talon, the terrorist organization that serves as Overwatch's main band of bad guys. But she continues to pursue her own goals, and she plays things very close to the vest: Lead writer Michael Chu said during the panel that she is "perhaps the most unreliable narrator we have."  

Sombra is headed to the Overwatch PTR next week, and we've got some hands-on impressions of our own coming ahead of that. For now, her origin trailer is above, and you can lay eyes on some gameplay below. 

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.