Blizzard have announced that Overwatch will be getting its full release in 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and as a bonus, those who pre-order it will get a special Noire skin for Widowmaker, Overwatch's ice-cold assassin. They also announced the first new map for the game, Hollywood, which you can check out below.
Overwatch is a 6v6 shooter that takes place on Earth in the near future, where teams of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities clash for control of iconic locations around the world. The game features a diverse cast of 21 heroes—each with their own unique arsenal of weapons and abilities—who bend time and defy physics as they work together to complete objectives with their allies. Teamwork is critical as players swap heroes on the fly and combine their powers to game-changing effect—the action is intense, with a focus on immediacy and fun.
“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,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “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.”Also announced today were some new characters, as well as the Origins Edition. The three characters announced today, round out the roster and bring the total count up to 21. Here is a quick description of the new characters.
Genji, a cybernetic ninja, is an expert assassin capable of extraordinary feats of agility, including reflecting enemy attacks with his blade.
D.Va is a former pro-gaming superstar who pilots an experimental military mech in defense of her home country.
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
Finally, for those looking for the best version of the game, Origins Edition will provide a wealth of physical and digital content, here are the digital bonuses you will get.