One Overwatch fan has created a skin for Korean hero, Hana “D.va” Song, inspired by the recently released hit Netflix show, Squid Game.
Squid Game has taken social media by storm since its release only a few short weeks ago. The nine-episode South Korean drama (K-Drama) created by Hwang Dong-hyuk premiered on Netflix on Sept. 17 and showcases the financial struggle of several citizens throughout the country—ultimately culminating in their collective decision to take part in the “Squid Game” to relieve their debts. Eventually, it focuses on a handful of contestants, of which one has become particularly popular: Kang Sae-byeok played by Korean model Jung Ho-yeon.
The design was created by Chinese game character designer manga洋子 (@manga122804498) and posted to their Twitter profile on Sunday, Oct. 17. They posted a single image as a concept design in their tweet, tagging it with #SquidGame, #Overwatch, and #D.va, herself.
It’s clear that manga洋子 has taken several aspects from Squid Game to implement into their design—particularly the aesthetic of Kang Sae-byeok. D.va appears to resemble the K-Drama character, taking both her hairstyle and game number: 067.
“Squid Game” D.va sports the colors of the contestant’s uniform from the show including the turquoise base with a white racing stripe along the restructured jacket arms and leggings. D.va’s auxiliary tech is still available on her shoulders and fleshes out on her gloves and leggings. Her shoes also follow suit color-wise.
Additionally, manga洋子 has splashed the design with bits of blood and minor injuries to keep true to the nature of the show. D.va’s pistol also features a charm similar to the dalgona honeycomb candy challenge players had to complete in episode three.
It’s unlikely that Blizzard will adopt the design, unfortunately. Nevertheless, the attention to detail and thoughtful combination of both properties is nothing short of impressive. We’re eager to see what else comes from this concept.
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