30 Nov 2023

First-ever Samoan gaming hero

From , 6:00 am on 30 November 2023
Mauga Posing in Overwatch 2

Photo: Blizzard

The first-ever Samoan hero has been introduced to the gaming world.

The Overwatch series is an online game with a daily average of close to two-million (1,723,000) players who get to select their characters from a roster of 39 heroes. 

Samoan character Mauga is the latest addition.

Blizzard is one of the biggest gaming companies in the world, producing iconic video games series such as Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo.

RNZ Pacific's Finau Fonua spoke to Blizzard game developers about Mauga and his Polynesian flair.