Blizzard Entertainment’s hit team-based action game Overwatch® has entertained more than 40 million players in 140 countries around the globe. Soon, hungry heroes taking a break from battle and searching for inspiration in the kitchen won’t have to look any further than Chelsea Monroe-Cassel’s Overwatch: The Official Cookbook (Insight Editions; October 1, 2019; SRP $35.00).
Based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon Overwatch, this official
cookbook is packed with scores of authentic recipes inspired by the game’s diverse heroes, who hail from all corners of the world. Inspired by the game’s optimistic vision of future Earth and vibrant cast, this cookbook features international food and drink recipes from the homelands of your favorite Overwatch heroes. Each recipe includes straightforward step-by-step instructions, mouthwatering full-color photos, and more.
Overwatch: The Official Cookbook is the latest in Insight Editions’ highly successful line of licensed cookbooks, including World of Warcraft®: The Official Cookbook, Hearthstone®: Innkeeper’s Tavern Cookbook, Fallout: The Vault Dweller’s Cookbook, and Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook.
Hardcover: 216 pages Publisher: Insight Editions Release Date: October 1, 2019 Language: English ISBN-10: 1683835883 ISBN-13: 978-1683835882 Product Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches
About the Contributors
Chelsea Monroe-Cassel is the coauthor of the best-selling A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook and Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook and the author of World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook and Hearthstone: Innkeeper’s Tavern Cookbook. Her work is a synthesis of imagination and historical research. This passion has led her to a career of transforming imaginary foods into reality. She greatly enjoys foreign languages, treasure hunting, history, and all things related to honey.
About Insight Editions:
Celebrated for its unwavering dedication to quality, Insight Editions is a publisher of innovative books and collectibles that push the boundaries of creativity, design, and production. Through its acclaimed film, television, and gaming program, Insight strives to produce unique books and products that provide new ways to engage with fan-favorite characters and stories. Under this program, Insight has published books covering the worlds of Star Wars, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Destiny, Assassin’s Creed, Halo, Diablo, World of Warcraft, and the Harry Potter films, among many others. Insight’s award-winning art, photography, and sports titles celebrate the artistry and history of a wide range of subjects that include the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Johnny Cash, the San Francisco Giants, and the Dallas Cowboys. Other divisions include a line of deluxe stationery products, as well as a children’s imprint, Insight Kids. For more information, visit www.insighteditions.com.
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®, Hearthstone®, Overwatch®, the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, and the multi-franchise Heroes of the Storm®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes twenty-two #1 games and numerous Game of the Year awards. The company’s online gaming service, Blizzard Battle.net®, is one of the largest online-gaming services in the world, with millions of active players.
Activision Blizzard issued a press release about new licensee partnerships and products which include Hasbro’s Monopoly Gamer Overwatch Collector’s Edition Board Game.
Monopoly Gamer Overwatch Collector’s Edition Board Game
It’s the Monopoly game for players of the Overwatch video game. In the board game, each player drafts a team of 3 including a group leader, and then they battle for the high score to win! Players earn points by moving around the board capturing objectives and collecting loot boxes. The Monopoly Overwatch Collector’s Edition features a premium box and Game Guide for true fans of Overwatch.
The Hasbro Gaming, Parker Brothers, and Monopoly names and logos, the distinctive design of the gameboard, the four corner squares, the Mr. Monopoly name and character, as well as each of the distinctive elements of the board and playing pieces are trademarks of Hasbro for its property trading game and game equipment.
• Incudes gameboard, 6 Character tokens, 6 Group leader cards, 21 Character cards, 16 Objective cards, 9 Loot Box cards, 4 Reminder cards, 1 Numbered die, 1 Ability die, 90 Plastic HP chips (50 fives and 40 ones), and Game Guide.
• INSPIRED BY OVERWATCH: This Monopoly board game is inspired by the wildly popular Overwatch video game; designed with Overwatch fans in mind
• 6 CHARACTER TOKENS: The Overwatch edition of the Monopoly game features 6 character tokens including D.Va, Lúcio, Mercy, Reaper, Tracer, and Winston
• COLLECTOR’S EDITION: This Monopoly Gamer Overwatch Collector’s Edition board game makes a great gift or collector’s item for Overwatch players
• LEAD A TEAM OF HEROES: Players choose a group leader, draft a team, and battle for the high score to win the Monopoly game Overwatch edition
• EARN POINTS: Travel around the Monopoly board earning points by capturing objectives and collecting loot boxes; the player with the highest score wins the Overwatch edition of the Monopoly board game
The Overwatch 126.96.36.199 Patch introduces the 2019 Anniversary Event with 11 new Skins, 3 Emotes, 3 Victory Poses, 28 Voice Lines, and 4 Sprays. The Anniversary event ends on June 11. Start rocking the battlefield for new loot.
YouTuber Ohnickel interviewed Jeff Kaplan at the Blizzard HQ to ask questions about Overwatch in general. Jeff teased the Overwatch Anniversary event will have a new D.Va skin that will break the internet.
The Storm Rising trailer was released today by Blizzard Entertainment. Here we can see a bit more of the Havana map — which includes a massive ancient fort with a Lighthouse. The spaniard-inspired fort is surrounded by 16th century cannons. Blizzard was not kidding. It is a massive hurricane. The weather is literally windy and brutal as seen in the video. Palm trees swing back and forth with force. The waves crash strong against the coast.
Something that caught my eye is that Tracer is riding a motorcycle in the trailer. That’s the second time Blizzard shows heroes riding a vehicle (Ashe, and McCree) — which makes you wonder if players will ever be able to ride vehicles in future maps. It might be nothing, but you can’t deny there’s an itch in the back of your brain now.
The Overwatch website leaked the Storm Rising achievements, showing classified placeholders for hero skins that will be unclassified daily over the next few days toward the April 16 debut of Storm Rising.
Among the locked placeholders, there will be 9 skins and 3 Intros:
France-born artist and sculptor, Fred Wajeman, reached me out by email to inform that there is now a gallery website dedicated to showcase all the life-size Blizzard Entertainment-commissioned statues developed by the FX Deco workshop (to date) since 2014. Same ones you have seen at BlizzCon and GamesCom.
Among the human-sided statues featured in the website are King Varian Wrynn, Junkrat, Tracer, Winston, Widowmaker, and Warchief Garrosh Hellscream.
The Bios section shares Fred Wajeman’s former education and experience, plus links to each statue’s The-Making-Of videos.
If you wish to commission life-size statues, the FX Deco website has a contact form, or you can visit their Facebook, Linkedin, and Youtube pages.
The newest support hero, Baptiste, is now on the PTR. Baptiste is very fun to play, and if friendly players are in trouble, and there is line of sight, you can quickly jump to high ground, or above buildings in Temple of Anubis to shoot a few healing lobes.
Recently, I was contacted by Insight Editions to inform that the Overwatch: The Official Cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel is now available for pre-order. The book is slated to ship on October 1, 2019.
The book is still undergoing internal editing, but Insight Editions was able to provide a few samples. These are not final. The official cover will be revealed at a later time.
I’ll have the opportunity to interview the author at some point, so feel free to leave questions in the comments below or direct message me @blizzplanetcom via Twitter to submit your question.