Blizzard Entertainment has announced a new FPS that is coming to the Xbox One: Overwatch: Origins Edition
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.
We have lots of character screens. To find out more about each character, head over to the game's website
Bastion Hanzo Junkrat Lúcio McCree Mercy Pharah Reaper Reinhardt Roadhog Soldier: 76 Symmetra Torbjörn Tracer Widowmaker Winston Zarya Zenyatta
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.
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.
D. Va is a former pro-gaming superstar who pilots an experimental military mech in defense of her home country.
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 Skins Noire 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.
will be hitting the Xbox One early next year.