Overwatch is a multiplayer first person shooter developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It's the first FPS title made by the creators of the insanely popular MMORPG World of Warcraft. Blizzard is also known for the addictive hack and slash series Diablo, the most played RTS game of all times StarCraft, the action packed Heroes of the Storm and the strategic cards game Hearthstone. Overwatch was announced at Blizzcon 2014, an yearly celebration that takes place in Anaheim, California. It's one of the biggest gaming events that hosts concerts from explosive performers such as Metallica, e-sports tournaments and talent contests. The Overwatch announcement came out of nowhere. There were no rumors, no leaked info or any indication that Blizzard is working on a new game.
Overwatch is a brand new IP, a whole new sci fi universe with fresh characters. The graphics style is the company's signature cartoony look and feel that makes all Blizzard games so recognizable. The art style is heavily influenced by the other Blizzard games. The gameplay is built around fast paced matches between two teams of six players each. Even if Overwatch is a MMOFPS designed purely for player interaction it still has a captivating lore and charismatic characters. The game story is set in a not so bright far away future where a group of unusual individuals named Overwatch act as superhero team and protect the world and its citizens. Players get to choose one of numerous playable characters and meet in PvP battlegrounds to compete in an exciting match from where only one team will emerge victorious. The character roster is one of the most unique game aspects. A gorilla that goes berserks when someone steps on his spectacles, a mysterious Diabloish assassin, a fierce dwarf with a passion for weapons and a charming Nova like dual gun wielder are just a few of the available Overwatch heroes. Each one fulfills a specific combat role such as defender, support or offense. Abilities and play style are the two things that make each character unique. A hero has three normal abilities and one powerful ultimate skill determined by his or her specialization. A bewitching background story infuses characters with personality.
The battles are fought on a wide variety of maps each one having a different landscape and several original elements that require Overwatch players to constantly be on their toes. Overwatch is a title that will hold the attention of any MMO FPS player but also a great game for users that want to enjoy some casual shooting action with their friends or gamers from all over the world.
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