Blizzard Entertainment unveiled the brand-new Blizzard IP video game: Overwatch. It is not based on any of the StarCraft, Warcraft or Diablo franchises.

Jeff Kaplan is the game director of Overwatch, the new Blizzard Entertainment IP Game. It is a team-based multiplayer shooter genre. The gameplay video looks something akin to Team Fortress meets Crysis 2 meets … Robotech(?).

Overwatch is playable at BlizzCon at Hall C.

The new official website is PlayOverwatch.com

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Cinematic Trailer

In a time of global crisis, an international task force of heroes banded together to restore peace to a war-torn world. This organization, known as Overwatch, ended the crisis and helped maintain peace for a generation, inspiring an era of exploration, innovation, and discovery.

After many years, Overwatch’s influence waned and it was eventually disbanded. Now in the wake of its dismantling, conflict is rising once again. Overwatch may be goneā€¦but the world still needs heroes.

Game Trailer

Overwatch is a highly stylized team-based shooter set on earth in the near future. Every match is an intense multiplayer showdown pitting a diverse cast of soldiers, mercenaries, scientists, adventurers, and oddities against each other in an epic, globe-spanning conflict.