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BlizzCon 2014

 

Overwatch: Reaper

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Some speak of a black-robed terrorist known only as the Reaper. His identity and motives are a mystery. What is known is that where he appears, death follows.

 

Overwatch: Winston

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A super-intelligent, genetically engineered gorilla, Winston is a brilliant scientist and a champion for humanity's potential.

The Overwatch team held a press conference questions and answer session the other day featuring Game Director Jeff Kaplan and Creative Director Chris Metzen. The two answered questions regarding developing a new game universe, storytelling, social and community features, and the future of Blizzard's new first-person, team-based shooter.

 

BlizzCon Overwatch Origins Panel

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The "Overwatch Origins" panel allowed the new franchise's team to explain what it was like developing an entirely new universe, something that even newer games like Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm haven't done entirely. Lead Game Designer Jeffrey Kaplan, Creative Director Chris Metzen, VFX Supervisor Jeff Chamberlain, Art Director Bill Petras, and Lead Character Concept Artist Arnold “Arn” Sang took the stage.

 

BlizzCon Overwatch Q&A Session

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The last half of the "Overwatch Origins" panel consisted of a question and answer session in the traditional BlizzCon fashion. Overwatch's team sported Lead Game Designer Jeffrey Kaplan, Creative Director Chris Metzen, VFX Supervisor Jeff Chamberlain, Art Director Bill Petras, and Lead Character Concept Artist Arnold "Arn" Sang. Highlights include discussion of the game's story and its future, where its ideas came from, and how the team will be approaching heroes in the future.

 

BlizzCon Main Stage Overwatch Panel

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Immediately following the announcement of Blizzard's latest game, Overwatch, an unannounced panel was held for the new title on the main stage. Panel hosts Christ Metzen and Jeffrey Kaplan took the stage to discuss the game's design philosophies, story, characters, abilities, character roles, maps, and much more.

 

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