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Blizzard announced a brand new IP for the first time in seventeen years. Overwatch is a significant departure for Blizzard Entertainment and as such if you were to sit down and play this without knowing if was a Blizzard game, you’d have a hard time really knowing it was. This is a whole new world that lacks Orcs, Terran’s, or a Reaper of Souls. The first thing that comes to mind from the trailer is Team Fortress 2, and this wouldn’t be too far off from the feeling I got from the game. But along that line, it has that Blizzard polish that they are so well known with this game having the variety and amount of classes so far looks to lend some depth and variety this genre. One thing I also noticed during the trailer and gameplay is this feels like a very family friendly game. The game doesn’t seem

 

New Title “Overwatch” Announced

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Overwatch, Blizzard Entertinament’s entirely new game and intellectual property (IP), was announced today at BlizzCon to an uproar of applause. Game designer Jeffrey Kaplanas describes Overwatch as a “team-based, multiplayer shooter that is completely action-packed.” it appears to be a first-person action game including 12 playable characters with unique abilities and play styles. For those of you keeping score at home, Overwatch is Blizzard Entertainment’s third new franchise in recent memory beside both Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm. However, both of these franchises take existing game worlds and explore them in new genres. Overwatch will be the company’s first truly new and unique IP since Starcraft released in 1998. Gameplay Trailer Cinematic Trailer Characters and Individual Gameplay Footage Release, Beta, and Other Details Screenshots and Images Soldiers. Scientists. Adventurers. Oddities. In a time of global crisis, an international task force of heroes banded together to restore peace to a war-torn world: OVERWATCH. It