Biggest Overwatch Beta Hype to date … Blizzard Entertainment has announced a Beta Livestream event to happen on Thu, October 15th at 10am PST. That means, beta testing is very likely starting either within days or at least around BlizzCon. So keep your eyes tuned to any flash news, because this is serious-business-HYPE. Hop in … Choo-choo!
Overwatch is making its official debut on Twitch this Thursday, October 15 … and you’re invited!
Join a duo of aspiring heroes, Haylinic and Ellohime, as they team up with our developers to fight for the future LIVE from Blizzard HQ. During these inaugural streams, you’ll have a chance to see over 90 minutes of unedited real-time gameplay from not one, but two perspectives—plus, you’ll get a first look at what you can expect from the upcoming Overwatch beta. (Wicked!)
Did you miss news about Overwatch ? Well cheer up love, the cavalry’s here with some interesting news.
Today the different Overwatch accounts published on Twitter some wanted posters. As you might already think they could be related to future playable characters. Of course they are not as charismatic as Tracer or Lúcio, but they do have some nice psychopath heads.
From a personal point of view, I do believe that the character wearing a gas mask is already present in one of the official Overwatch artwork, as Lúcio was already present in the trailer.
A few weeks ago, thousands of gamers beheld the awesome life-sized Overwatch statues sculpted by FX Déco. We posted photos of these statues (taken by our staff member @Handclaw) for those interested. Video of The Making of the Overwatch statues is now online to watch.
This is not a GamesCom 2015 preview. This 7-minute gameplay video was posted by Blizzard today Aug 11 to showcase Lucio in action, and whoever played it reached Top 3 in that match. So he’s definitely a pretty good DPS and support character, as he heals his teammates too. This video takes place in the Numbani map.
Around 00:03:40, you can see Lucio’s Sonic Amplifier ability used to knockback Hanzo off the terrace to fall to his death.
Lucio can dodge enemy damage by accelerating his speed and literally racing on the wall for a short time. That’s racing along the wall, not climbing. That’s Hanzo.
Get some popcorn and sit tight to watch this Lucio Gameplay video. Overwatch beta begins this Fall 2015. Stay tuned.
Blizzard Entertainment displayed several Overwatch statues crafted by FX Deco Studio at the GamesCom 2015 booth, delighting fans who ventured into the space. Among the statues were Winston, Tracer and Reaper.
Blizzard also had the Orgrim Doomhammer statue and the King Llane statue from the Warcraft Movie seen recently at the SDCC 2015; plus new Heroes of the Storm statues. These are photos taken by Blizzplanet reporter @Handclaw.
With the advent of GamesCom 2015 and the latest new hero and two maps revelation Blizzard Entertainment shocked fans with the Overwatch Beta icon appearing in the Battle.net Launcher today. The HYPE is REAL!!!
I was at the GamesCom 2015 Blizzard Media Briefing where Blizzard Entertainment unveiled the newest hero to join the Overwatch roster: Lucio.
Role: Support Real Name: Lúcio Correia dos Santos Age: 26 Occupation: DJ; Freedom Fighter Base of Operations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Affiliation: None
Lúcio is a mobile music themed support hero equiped with a Sonic Amplifier, which can be used to shoot the enemy or to knock them back using its secondary function.
During combat he is continuously playing one of two songs with his Crossfade ability. One song is used to heal, the other to speed up your allies and yourself.The effect of his song can be increased by his Amp It Up skill.
Finally, with his ultiamte the Sound Barrier he’s able to briefly provide his allies and himself with personal shields for a brief moment.
To top it off, his skates allow him to slide on walls, and he extend it by jumping from wall to wall. This also allows him to bypass the enemies’ defense.
Lúcio is meant to be played as either a supporter or using his mobility and knock back as a skirmisher.
A sign of Lúcio during the Overwatch cinematic trailer?
It’s seems that maybe a new Hero will be revealed at Gamescom 2015 with maybe the new Numbani map. An article from Atlas News (the NBC, CNN from the Overwatch universe if you like). This new hero would be Brazilian and would be named Lúcio, his main talent? He’s a musician, maybe he will use a dubstep gun to vainquish his foes?
Lúcio, an acclaimed musical artist who’s built his career doing live shows, has already become something of a national icon in his home country of Brazil. Now he’s poised to win an international following with his Synaesthesia world tour.
“My heart beats for Brazil,” Lúcio told Atlas News. “I get inspired by the people here. Their struggles. Their triumphs. I want to share that energy—the energy of their lives—with the rest of the world.”
Lúcio is touring to promote his debut album, Synaesthesia Auditiva. He has labored over this work for two years, and from what we’ve heard so far, it shows. Last week, he teased fans across the globe by releasing two scintillating tracks from Synaesthesia. These previews have already skyrocketed to the top of the charts, surpassing his breakout single from last year, “Sonhos Ômnicos.”
If you haven’t listened to them yet, have no fear: we’ve linked both songs below.
Synaesthesia’s positive early reception has delighted Lúcio, but he’s even more interested in what people will think of his tour. “I’ve spent two years working on new technology for the show. It’ll bring the music to life. You’re going to do more than just listen to it,” Lúcio said. “You’re going to feel it. See it.”
The Synaesthesiaworld tour begins next Wednesday in Cologne, Germany. The opening show has already sold out, but Lúcio has said that a holostream service will be offered to simulate the experience for viewers at home.
Cosplayer Stacey (WhaBam Girl) posted a fan film trailer titled: “Overwatch Legacy” where she roleplays as our beloved Tracer fighting Reaper. Watch the trailer, and share in her channel your thoughts, and if you wish to someday see the full film.
Published on Jul 23, 2015
Our excitement for Overwatch cannot be expressed through words: so we made this instead! FOR COSPLAYERS, BY COSPLAYERS!
Thank you to everyone who helped to make this passion project come together!
I got this press alert back in June, but it’s fit to be shared with the community as the time is nigh. Activision Blizzard is preparing for their upcoming 2015 Q2 Financial Results conference call with shareholders on August 4th, where Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime is expected to give a report on Blizzard’s current and upcoming projects.
Sometimes there is not much of a bang news in these conferences, but there have certainly been a few noteworthy ones with approximate beta launch timeframes, new services, and whatnot. I have my inner-sights aimed at this conference in particular because it takes place less than 24 hours before GamesCom opens its doors.
On our lens is Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone’s The Grand Tournament, StarCraft II and BlizzCon as candidates to be in the spotlight during this conference. We are also excited about what GamesCom might reveal: a new game? a Diablo III expansion? Anything is possible, and Blizzard will very likely keep their cards close to their chest.
Blizzplanet and many websites have been invited to a press event at GamesCom. As fans ourselves, We wish to share our hype about GamesCom expectations. Our correspondent @Handclaw will be at GamesCom all 4-days to be your eyes and ears, but also your voice. Stay tuned for our traditional question submissions. We love to share your questions with the developers. We got a microphone this time for the camera (alright, we heard your feedback last year. Thanks), so we hope it all goes smooth.
Activision Blizzard to Release Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results on August 4, 2015
SANTA MONICA, Calif. –(BUSINESS WIRE)– Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) intends to release its second quarter 2015 results after the close of the market on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 . In conjunction with this release, Activision Blizzard will host a conference call that will be broadcast over the Internet.
In a recent tweet, the official Overwatch Twitter account has published a promotion to a place called Numbani, the City of Harmony. Through this tweet we can maybe think of this as new teasing for a map that will be revealed at Gamescom 2015 (just like for the Gibraltar map teased before PAX East 2015).
Now the name of the city could sound familiar for Overwatch lore fans (yes there is lore in this game *look at Heroes of the Storm*), although it’s not the same city, a similar one has been already mentioned in one of Overwatch character, Zenyatta. Indeed, the omnic monk is from the Shambali Monastery, in Nepal’s mountains.
Now if you observe carefully, you can clearly see two Omnics (the term used for A.Is in Overwatch universe), dancing in front of a city made of skyscrapers surrounded by trees endemic to the African savanna. Does the resonance of the city’s name is the same for all places where the Omnics are? This is a question that we might have an answer soon enough.
The Overwatch developers Geoff Goodman (principal designer, hero design), Scott Mercer (principal designer, systems design) and Michael Chu (senior designer, lore & story) answered questions about the newest hero, Soldier 76, during the Reddit Q&A.
Check out below the transcript courtesy of Molster_Diablofans.
Micky Neilson announced he is writing a graphic novel titled OVERWATCH: THE OMNIC CRISIS. Artwork will be penciled by Ludo Lullabi (WORLD OF WARCRAFT: The ASHBRINGER). We have more details in our SDCC 2015 Overwatch coverage.
Neilson: First off, I can’t even tell you all how excited I am to be writing OVERWATCH: THE OMNIC CRISIS!
My fellow story comrades here at Blizzard started me off with an already amazing outline, and the project has only gotten better from there! For us authors, some books/stories almost seem to write themselves; others need to be dragged out from the inner recesses of our brains kicking and screaming. I’m happy to say the Overwatch GN falls into the former category. Overwatch is the most fun I’ve had writing a comic in a long time, and I can’t wait for you all to experience it!
So excited to work with Ludo Lullabi again. Ludo and I first worked together on World of Warcraft: Ashbringer and Ludo’s art has only gotten better.
Overwatch: Omnic Crisis will detail the origins of the international team called Overwatch. It will feature Jack Morrison, just featured in a short animated piece, as well as Reinhardt, Torbjorn and more!
If you don’t know what Overwatch is yet, for shame! Go here and be enlightened.
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