Blizzard Entertainment announces new game 'Overwatch'

Blizzard Entertainment announced a brand-new IP today during Blizzcon called "Overwatch" which is a team-based multiplayer shooter with vibrant characters to play as.

Overwatch stars a number of different characters that seem to offer different styles of play and abilities. There's Widowmaker, who appears to specialize in sniper abilities, and Winston, who is a giant gorilla equipped with cybernetics that can perform an ability called "Primal Punch." The trailer Blizzard showed off during the announcement featured a capture the objective game mode pitting two factions against one another.

The beta for the Overwatch will be available much sooner than we would have guessed as Blizzard has announced players will be able to take part in it sometime in 2015. In order to learn more about Overwatch, head on over to the title's official website, playoverwatch.com, although at the time of this writing, it appears the website isn't live yet.

If you feel like Overwatch looks awfully familiar, you're not alone as I definitely get a Team Fortress 2 vibe from it. Whether or not Overwatch will be F2P just like TF2 is completely unknown right now, but if it is, then I can be sure productivity around the Shacknews office will suffer a great deal.

Want to get better acquainted with the characters of Overwatch as well as their abilities? Blizzard has uploaded a ton of videos doing just that. Here's one of Reaper:

Instead of bombard you with videos, I'll just link the other ones in the comments for those who are interested in seeing how a specific character performs.

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