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Here is Blizzard's first new IP in nearly two decades: Overwatch

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Nov 2014 22:28 User comments (1)

Here is Blizzard's first new IP in nearly two decades: Overwatch Blizzard has announced their first new IP in 17 years, "Overwatch," a team-based FPS with a plethora of characters.
The design of the game looks similar to Team Fortress 2, with a colorful art style. The game is a six vs. six shooter, and each playable character has their own special abilities. Each character also has a map of their own based on their back story.

Blizzard says the game will not be a standard shooter, however. "We wanted to make the game less lethal," said Blizzard vice president Jeff Kaplan at a BlizzCon panel. "You will die. That's part of the game. We're just hoping that you die less frequently than in current modern military shooters. We wanted to give players other things to do than put crosshairs on targets. We know not everyone is great at that and that's what drives a lot of people out of other shooters."

For example, Overwatch will include a "Payload" objective (deliver the bomb successfully) and "Point Capture" (capture different control points).

Here is the first official trailer:

There's great information about the characters here. Beta gamers can sign up starting next year.

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111.11.2014 9:58

Looks very Pixar...wonder what actual gameplay will look like? Has a "The Incredibles" vibe to it. Kinda nice to see something different.

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