Overwatch coming to Switch on October 15

The team-based multiplayer first-person shooter goes portable.

Overwatch

Overwatch is coming to Switch on October 15, publisher and developer Blizzard Entertainment announced.

The team-based multiplayer first-person shooter first launched for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in May 2016. Since launch, it has been updated with nine additional playable heroes, 17 new maps, and various other features, events, and patches.

Here is an overview of the game, via Nintendo.com:

Get a Golden Loot Box

Purchase Overwatch on Nintendo Switch by December 31, 2019 to unlock a Golden Loot Box with at least 1 guaranteed Legendary item!

Join the fight for the future in the world of Overwatch and choose your hero from a diverse cast of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities. Bend time, defy physics, and unleash a dizzying array of extraordinary powers and weapons. Engage your enemies in iconic locations from around the globe in the ultimate team-based shooter.

Experience the Extraordinary

Speed up and slow down time. Rain destruction from above in an experimental, jet-powered armor suit. Stalk your prey as a wraith-like assassin that can appear anywhere, anytime. Unleash powers such as Dragonstrike, Transcendence, Graviton Surge, and so much more. Every hero has a unique set of devastating, game-changing abilities.

Play Heroes, Not Classes

Every hero has a unique perspective on the battlefield and a story behind how they arrived there. You are a champion of a bygone age wielding his punishing rocket hammer in the service of honor, a robotic monk committed to healing the rifts between man and machine, a genetically engineered gorilla who also happens to be a brilliant scientist, and many, many more.

Fight for the Future…Together

Teamwork is imperative for survival as you enter the fight with friends and comrades. Careful coordination will prove the difference between victory and defeat as your team combines the formidable powers at your disposal to devastating effect.

Shift Your Perspective

Just when it seems like your team is destined to go down in defeat, switch heroes on the fly and change the course of the battle. But don’t forget that your opponents can do the same. Master the game within the game as both teams shift strategies and change heroes to try to gain the upper hand.

The World Is Your Battlefield

Protect the secrets of the mysterious Temple of Anubis in Egypt, safely escort an EMP device through King’s Row in London, and do battle at many other unique locations. Every map has its own distinct feel with unique gameplay and team-based objectives.

Overwatch: Legendary Edition includes:

  • Redeemable code for Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership 3-month subscription
  • The full game
  • Five Legendary Hero Skins
  • Five Epic Hero Skins
  • Five Origin Hero Skins
  • And more!

Watch the announcement trailer below.

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