Are you playing Overwatch? You need to be! It’s a really, really great multiplayer shooter, where you choose from twentysomething unique characters to battle it out.
Los Angeles based illustrator Lily Nishita clearly loves Overwatch as she’s been making some fan art dedicated to the game—but it’s not what you think. She’s fused a few of the game’s standout characters with some adorable dogs, making for an alternate universe of puppy protectors. She calls them team Roverwatch and is inspiring a dog version of the game.
Nishita has recreated four of the characters—the cowboy McCree, geeky frozen scientist Mei, French sniper Widowmaker, and zooming Brit Tracer—which are fused with a dog breed best suited for them, a la a foxy mutt, a Chow Chow, a Poodle, and a Greyhound, respectively. It’s a fun pairing of characters and canines that capture the joy and fun of this game with the joy and fun of dogs. They’re perfect.
They do make you want more though, as I’d love to see a Symmetra hound and a D.VA Chihuahua and a Reinhardt St. Bernard. Hopefully, Nishita will continue on with the Roverwatch series. You can catch her illustrations of the characters below and check out more of her work on Tumblr.