Overwatch Announced for Xbox One

By Cindy Minguez, 1 year ago
Blizzard Entertainment has announced a new FPS that is coming to the Xbox One: Overwatch: Origins Edition. Overwatch is a 6 vs. 6 shooter set in the not-too-distant future in which teams fight each other for control of valuable assets here on earth. With 21 available characters from which to choose, each with a unique set of abilities, players have any number of ways to go when choosing their characters.

According to Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime, Overwatch is the shooter that "we've always wanted":

We’re building Overwatch to be the first-person shooter we’ve always wanted to play, with a vibrant world, awesome heroes, and an emphasis on tightly focused cooperative gameplay. We’re excited to welcome console and PC gamers to the fight for the future, and we can’t wait to see all the incredible things teams are able to accomplish on the battlefield this upcoming spring.
From the avalanche of media that was released, we have a smattering of images to share, starting with some location screens.

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We have lots of character screens. To find out more about each character, head over to the game's website.

BastionBastion

HanzoHanzo

JunkratJunkrat

LúcioLúcio

McCreeMcCree

MercyMercy

PharahPharah

ReaperReaper

ReinhardtReinhardt

RoadhogRoadhog

Soldier: 76Soldier: 76

SymmetraSymmetra

TorbjörnTorbjörn

TracerTracer

WidowmakerWidowmaker

WinstonWinston

ZaryaZarya

ZenyattaZenyatta

At BlizzCon, Blizzard detailed the final three characters that are rounding out the roster:

Genji
Genji, a cybernetic ninja, is an expert assassin capable of extraordinary feats of agility, including reflecting enemy attacks with his blade.
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Mei
Mei travels the globe applying her scientific expertise to protect the natural world; in battle, her arsenal of climate-manipulating technology has the power to put the opposition on ice.
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D. Va
D. Va is a former pro-gaming superstar who pilots an experimental military mech in defense of her home country.
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We also have details about the editions available and a couple of pre-order bonuses. All pre-orders get a Noire Widowmaker skin.

Xbox One gamers will be able to join the battle by purchasing Overwatch: Origins Edition for a suggested retail price of $59.99—players can visit www.buyoverwatch.com to pre-purchase today. Overwatch: Origins Edition comes with hero skins for five characters based on their storied pasts—Blackwatch Reyes (Reaper), Strike-Commander Morrison (Soldier: 76), Overgrown Bastion, Security Chief Pharah, and Slipstream Tracer—as well as a cache of Overwatch-themed content for several Blizzard Entertainment games, including a Baby Winston pet for World of Warcraft and Tracer hero for Heroes of the Storm.

Hero SkinsHero Skins

Noire WidowmakerNoire Widowmaker

The limited-edition Collector’s Edition (SRP $129.99) will contain everything that is in the Origins package, as well as a full-color art book, the game's soundtrack, and a collectible statue of Soldier: 76 -- "the vigilante alter ego of former Overwatch commander Jack Morrison". The Collector's Edition will be available through retail outlets only, so players will need to check around for price and availability.

Finally, we have another video to share, a gameplay trailer that displays the skills of several different characters.


Overwatch will be hitting the Xbox One early next year.
Cindy Minguez
Written by Cindy Minguez
Cindy has been writing for TA/TT for three years now and is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueTrophies. She's an English instructor at a small college and considered a remarkably cool teacher for knowing all about Mass Effect, Skyrim, and Diablo III.