Overwatch is a upcoming game by Blizzard that is a FPS first for the studio. With each new gameplay footage drop the game looks like a really fun entry into the team shooter space. Taking nods from Team Fortress and Unreal Tournament, Overwatch is a game in a dystopian far future that doesn't bring the gritty dark tone with it. It's also an entirely new set of IP so nothing from the Diablo, Warcraft or Starcraft universes here.

The character shown in this gameplay reveal is Hanzo a parkour assassin that can climb walls and pick off other heroes with his bow. Whereas I don't typically enjoy playing heroes like Hanzo, the overall game mechanics seem interesting to try and I can't wait to try the game out.

Blizzard is still unsure if Overwatch will be a free to play game or have some sort of up-front cost but if the success of Hearthstone or Heroes of the Storm is an indicator, we might be able to play this one for free too.

http://us.battle.net/overwatch/en/

Travis   Admin wrote on 05/27/2015 at 02:59am

I do wonder how long after Overwatch releases the characters will show up in Heroes of the Storm. Maybe a preorder bonus! Buy overwatch and get the characters for free in Heroes.

Travis   Admin wrote on 05/27/2015 at 03:51am

More importantly, though, this game looks tons of fun! I can't wait to get my hands on it.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/27/2015 at 04:29pm

"I do wonder how long after Overwatch releases the characters will show up in Heroes of the Storm. Maybe a preorder bonus! Buy overwatch and get the characters for free in Heroes."

My guess is for the games that you can actually buy from Blizzard, there will be more digital incentives like Hearthstone packs, Heroes skins, special unlockables and the like. Since I have bought all the physical collectors editions since WC3 I like the idea of getting a bit more for it.

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