Blizzard’s Overwatch coming spring 2016

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Blizzard Entertainment has announced during BlizzCon that Overwatch, the highly-anticipated new IP team-based shooter, is coming in spring 2016. It will be available for the PS4, Xbox One and PC, and if you pre-purchase it now at, you will get the Noire Widowmaker skin.

The game is a 6v6 shooter featuring 21 characters and futuristic weapons. You’ll have different types of characters to choose from like soldiers, scientists, adventurers and etc.

“We’re building Overwatch to be the first-person shooter we’ve always wanted to play, with a vibrant world, awesome heroes, and an emphasis on tightly focused cooperative gameplay,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re excited to welcome console and PC gamers to the fight for the future, and we can’t wait to see all the incredible things teams are able to accomplish on the battlefield this upcoming spring.”

A new map has also been announced called Hollywood. Yes, you’ll get to fight enemies on a movie studio tour.

The final three heroes have been announced:

  • Genji, a cybernetic ninja, is an expert assassin capable of extraordinary feats of agility, including reflecting enemy attacks with his blade.
  • D.Va is a former pro-gaming superstar who pilots an experimental military mech in defense of her home country.
  • Mei travels the globe applying her scientific expertise to protect the natural world; in battle, her arsenal of climate-manipulating technology has the power to put the opposition on ice.

The Overwatch: Origins Edition retails for $59.99 and will be available for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. It will contain hero skins for five characters based on their history: Blackwatch Reyes (Reaper), Strike-Commander Morrison (Soldier: 76), Overgrown Bastion, Security Chief Pharah, and Slipstream Tracer. It will also include other Overwatch-themed content like Baby Winston pet for World of Warcraft and Tracer hero for Heroes of the Storm.

There’s also a Collector’s Edition for $129.99 that contains all the things listed above along with a full-color art book, the Overwatch soundtrack, and a collectible statue of Soldier: 76—the vigilante alter ego of former Overwatch commander Jack Morrison.

If you just want the core experience, you can get the digital PC version for $39.99 that includes 21 heroes.


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