The Chinese market is no stranger to brazen rip-offs of popular Western games, but even taking that into account this Overwatch clone is something else.
Spotted by ponpo and called Hero Mission, this is a mobile shooter that is basically Overwatch, only for a phone, and with the slightest of design edits (most lifted from Overwatch, some from other properties like Mad Max and Star Wars).
From the music to the menus to the level design, please enjoy:
In case you need to be sure just how close these character designs are to the inspiration, let’s take a better look at them:
Just like Overwatch, there are a bunch of skins available. To the game’s credit, some of them look OK, incorporating unique designs that pay homage to famous Chinese characters/stories, or just look cool in their own right.
Others, though, are just more random pieces of copyright infringement.
Given Overwatch’s popularity, this isn’t the first time a Chinese studio has done this, and it likely won’t be the last either, despite Blizzard’s game having a massive and official release in the Chinese market.
If you want to have a closer look at the official source, the game’s site is here.