Delve deeper into the world of Overwatch, Blizzard’s upcoming team-based shooter, with its new animated short: Recall.
“Recall” tells the story of Winston—a genetically engineered gorilla and brilliant scientist who longs for the days of heroism to return. In this episode, we explore Winston’s thoughts and memories as he wrestles with the decision to recall the agents of Overwatch, all while the forces of Talon stage an attack on his laboratory in the abandoned Watchpoint: Gibraltar.
Assemble your team and prepare your defenses—the fight for the future is about to begin! Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch™ will arrive in stores on Windows® PC, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One starting May 24.
Heroes from around the world can join the coming conflict by pre-purchasing Blizzard’s team-based first-person shooter at www.playoverwatch.com/buy to unlock early access to the Overwatch Open Beta starting May 3. Players who preorder or pre-purchase the game for PC, PS4™ system, or Xbox One will get a two-day head start on the upcoming Overwatch open beta for themselves and a friend during the Open Beta on May 5-9.
In Overwatch, players join the ranks of a legendary force of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities, and clash on the battlefields of a near-future Earth. The game features a diverse cast of 21 heroes—each with their own unique arsenal of extraordinary weapons and incredible abilities. Teamwork is critical as players complete objectives, swap heroes on the fly, and combine their powers to game-changing effect—the action is intense, immediate, and fun.
Since the world last caught up with Overwatch at BlizzCon® 2015, Blizzard has introduced a number of game features in the ongoing closed beta test. In a new map type, Control, teams battle to capture and hold objectives in locations such as an omnic village in the mountains of Nepal and a high-tech skyscraper in a Chinese metropolis. Overwatch’s new progression system awards players with Loot Boxes containing an array of cosmetic items to personalize heroes, including sprays, emotes, voice lines, and skins such as Punk Tracer and Safari Winston.
In addition to Quick Play mode, which automatically matches players with teammates and opponents of similar skill online, players can test their mettle against computer-controlled opponents in a new Play Vs. AI mode, while Custom Games allow players to set special rules for hero switching, damage modifiers, and more. And there’s more to come in the future: Blizzard plans to patch in new heroes and maps post-launch at no additional cost. To keep up with the latest Overwatch news, head to their official website.