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Ready Player One is a book that’s full of pop culture references, and it looks like the upcoming movie adaptation is going to add even more. That includes, as it turns out, appearances by Tracer from Overwatch and Chun-Li and Ryu from the Street Fighter games.

While the original book kept its pop cultural references limited to mostly ’80s trivia, the movie appears to have a broader reach. The most recent trailer includes a scene where tons of fictional characters rush towards the camera, and while Tracer and Chun-Li are among the most visible, there are tons of other recognizable pop culture icons in the mix.

You’ll want to pause at around the one-minute, 59 second mark to see Tracer and Chun-Li leading the pack. Ryu’s a little harder to spot. He shows up at around the 40 second mark, walking away from the camera down a highway.

Ready Player One arrives in theaters on March 30th, 2018.

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Ready Player One has an Overwatch cameo

Plenty of video game characters will be appearing in the Ready Player One movie, if its new trailer is any indication.

By Emma Schaefer | 12/11/2017 04:30 PM PT

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Ready Player One is a book that’s full of pop culture references, and it looks like the upcoming movie adaptation is going to add even more. That includes, as it turns out, appearances by Tracer from Overwatch and Chun-Li and Ryu from the Street Fighter games.

While the original book kept its pop cultural references limited to mostly ’80s trivia, the movie appears to have a broader reach. The most recent trailer includes a scene where tons of fictional characters rush towards the camera, and while Tracer and Chun-Li are among the most visible, there are tons of other recognizable pop culture icons in the mix.

You’ll want to pause at around the one-minute, 59 second mark to see Tracer and Chun-Li leading the pack. Ryu’s a little harder to spot. He shows up at around the 40 second mark, walking away from the camera down a highway.

Ready Player One arrives in theaters on March 30th, 2018.

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About Emma Schaefer

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM