Overwatch Screenshots Show Characters and Environments

Yesterday at Blizzcon 2014, Blizzard announced a new team based multiplayer first person shooter called Overwatch, and to showcase its different environments and characters, developers have released a plethora of screenshots, which you can check out in the gallery below:

The developers during game’s reveal stated that this new title is basically a reworked version of the cancelled project “Titan.”

Overwatch will feature a total of 12 characters, but details on only four of them have been revealed thus far.

  • Tracer, a former British test pilot who shrugs at danger, can execute impossible acrobatic assaults thanks to her ability to teleport, drop energy bombs, and even reverse time.
  • Reinhardt, a hulking German soldier in battle armor, can charge great distances and pin his enemies to a wall or slam the ground with his rocket hammer to knock them off their feet.
  • Hanzo, a bow-wielding Japanese mercenary, has the ability to scale walls with his bare hands, fire off a tracking device that illuminates nearby enemies for his team, and unleash a huge spirit dragon that does grievous damage to all enemies in its path.
  • Symmetra, an Indian architech, manipulates light and energy to shield her allies and damage her enemies—and she can turn the tide of any battle by building a device that instantly transports her teammates to the front lines.

As for now, there’s no release date for Overwatch, but Blizzard has promised to organize an open beta in the first quarter of 2015.

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