Hanzo, an offense character with tracking abilities and piercing attacks.
McCree, an offense character with gunslinging prowess and high escapability with his Combat Roll and Flashbang abilities.
Zenyatta, a support character with various orbs for attacking, healing and debuffing.
Mercy, a support character with flying capabilities to traverse across maps to heal and revive her allies.
During BlizzCon 2014, Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime stated,
“With every new Blizzard game, we look at our favorite aspects of a genre and put our own spin on things,”
Overwatch is being led by Jeff Kaplan, a former World of Warcraft game director, and shows promise in altering the genre of multiplayer first-person shooters.
Overwatch shows amazing potential at such an early stage. It is possible that Overwatch will rival even Valve’s Team Fortress 2 in terms of popularity and ingenious design. Overwatch has a highly endearing art style and quirky universe that give it a special niche in the sea of first person shooters. Blizzard’s promise of putting a twist on the genre will prove highly satisfactory, if their previous work is any indicator.