Over the weekend Blizzard Entertainment unveiled a team based FPS called OverWatch. If this announcement comes as a bit of a surprise, that’s because it is! The developer further stated that the team that was working the cancelled Project Titan continued to refine their ideas until they became what was unveiled at Blizzcon.
In addition to an entire array of screenshots Blizzard also released a nearly six minute long trailer that introduces us to all of the classes. As to be expected all of them have a unique personality, look and game play style. My favorite has to be Widowmaker whom uses a cloaking device to gain the advantage while picking off targets from long distance with her sniper rifle. Another fan amongst the Broken Joysticks staff was also Tracer!
Blizzard hopes that OverWatch will be particularly friendly to new players, in their press release they described the game play style as “pick up and play”. If you want in on the 6 Vs 6 battles Blizzard has opened the beta sign ups on their official site.
Check out the trailer, a whole gallery of screenshots and official characters bios after the jump.
Blizzard provided us with the following character bios:
Tracer, a former British test pilot who shrugs at danger, can execute impossible acrobatic assaults thanks to her ability to teleport, drop energy bombs, and even reverse time.
Reinhardt, a hulking German soldier in battle armor, can charge great distances and pin his enemies to a wall or slam the ground with his rocket hammer to knock them off their feet.
Hanzo, a bow-wielding Japanese mercenary, has the ability to scale walls with his bare hands, fire off a tracking device that illuminates nearby enemies for his team, and unleash a huge spirit dragon that does grievous damage to all enemies in its path.
Symmetra, an Indian architech, manipulates light and energy to shield her allies and damage her enemies—and she can turn the tide of any battle by building a device that instantly transports her teammates to the front lines.
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