Former Game Of The Year adds Irish character who speaks "Irish Gaelic voice lines" 3 years ago

Former Game Of The Year adds Irish character who speaks "Irish Gaelic voice lines"

An bhfuil cúpla focal agat?

Overwatch has announced on Friday that a new character has been created by its games company Blizzard called Moira O'Deorain who is a Genetic Scientist.


The character is voiced by Genevieve O'Reilly, who played Mon Mothma in Rouge One: A Star Wars Story.

According to the Game's website, "Overwatch is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game and is set on a near-future Earth.

"Every match is an intense multiplayer showdown pitting a diverse cast of heroes, mercenaries, scientists, adventurers, and oddities against each other in an epic, globe-spanning conflict."

What's really cool about the addition is that Overwatch's Lead Writer, Michael Chu admitted to fans that the new Irish character has a cúpla focal that she will throw out from time to time.

Chu also said that he was extremely fortunate to work with O'Reilly.


Ireland has been referenced in the game before, if only in a minor fashion, with Cork Airport featuring on a list of destinations in one of the game's levels.


What can Moira do? Well, she can heal allies with her left hand while also sapping the life out of her enemies using her right hand with a power called "Biotic Grasp."

Her ultimate ability is channelling a long-range beam that both heals allies and bypasses barriers to damage her enemies also.


Genevieve O'Reilly plays the character, Moira O'Deorain. Clip via Lorraine

The 48-year-old character's profile notes that she "made waves when she published a controversial paper detailing a methodology for creating custom genetic programs that could alter DNA at a cellular level but many considered her work to be dangerous because of its perceived ethical shortfalls.

"Instead of kickstarting her career, her paper seriously damaged her reputation.


"Though O'Deorain will go to any lengths to make scientific breakthroughs, her work is still unknown to most of the world. But now that she has been freed from all constraints, it is only a matter of time before everything changes."

Overwatch previously won Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2016 selling over 20 million copies in its first five months of release while having over 8 million active players.