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  Calling All Heroes — Overwatch Legendary Edition Arrives on Nintendo Switch
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10/15/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

 

Players get a three-month Nintendo Switch Online membership with their purchase and a Golden Loot Box as a log-in bonus for a limited time*

 

The watch begins today at 7pm BST for Nintendo Switch gamers around the world—Overwatch® Legendary Edition has arrived! Following three years’ worth of content updates and gameplay enhancements, Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed team shooter comes to Nintendo Switch with a cast of 31 heroes that’s continually expanding, and a variety of casual and competitive game modes set across 28 distinct locations around the world.  

Nintendo Switch players who join the fight for the future will experience all the additions that Overwatch has seen to date. These include the game’s 31st hero Sigma, an eccentric astrophysicist with the ability to control gravity; Havana, the newest locale in Overwatch, and the site of the latest Escort map; and the Workshop, a powerful and easy-to-use game-building tool with which players have already shared hundreds of thousands of brilliant and bizarre creations that are playable across platforms. 

Nintendo Switch players can also use the console’s gyroscopic motion controls to experience Overwatch in an all-new way. By tilting their Joy-Con controllers, players will be able to guide Junkrat’s RIP-Tire to achieve maximum mayhem, soar through the skies and rain justice on their enemies as Pharah, land a Graviton Surge with surgical precision as Zarya, and more.

“The Legendary Edition reflects more than three years of ongoing development on Overwatch, and we can’t think of a better way to introduce the game to Nintendo Switch players,” said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “Whether they’re playing at home or on the go, we’re thrilled to welcome our newest heroes to the ever-evolving Overwatch universe.”

Overwatch Legendary Edition for Nintendo Switch is available now as a boxed version (containing a code to download the game) and digital version via the Nintendo eShop**, both for a suggested price of £34.99. Both versions come with 15 bonus skins—including fan-favorites like Police Officer D.Va, Blackwatch Reyes Reaper, and Valkyrie Mercy—as well as a three-month Nintendo Switch Online individual membership

Overwatch – Game Features

Overwatch Legendary Edition will launch on Nintendo Switch with all of the heroes, maps, modes, and game updates currently available on other platforms, providing Nintendo Switch players with the complete Overwatch experience:

  • Play as 31 Unique Heroes – Choose from a diverse and ever-expanding roster of heroes from around the globe. Zip behind enemy lines as time-jumping Tracer; heal your team from afar with elite sniper Ana’s Biotic Rifle; or manipulate gravity as brilliant astrophysicist Sigma, the latest hero to join the fight.
  • Battle Across the World With Your Friends – Capture control points, push payloads, and complete objectives across 28 international locations—wherever you have internet access, thanks to the legendary portability of the Nintendo Switch system.
  • Join Forces in 6v6 Game Modes Jump into Quick Play to get matched up against players of similar skill, Play Vs. AI in multiple difficulty settings, or put your skills to the ultimate test in Competitive Play to earn seasonal ranks and rewards. 
  • Discover New Ways to Play – Explore the Arcade or Game Browser to find matches with unique rulesets. Unleash your creativity in the Workshop and use powerful scripting tools to build elaborate custom games that can be shared and played on any platform.
  • …And More to Come – Overwatch Legendary Edition on Nintendo Switch will continue to be updated with new content, including the game’s limited-time seasonal modes, gameplay updates, and more. 

To learn more about Overwatch Legendary Edition on Nintendo Switch, visit the official website at playoverwatch.com/nintendo-switch.

*Included Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership will auto-renew at the end of three months. Nintendo Switch Online Family Membership is not eligible for three-month membership offer. Nintendo Switch Online membership and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. http://www.nintendo-europe.com/switchonline. Purchase and log into Overwatch on Nintendo Switch by December 31, 2019 to unlock a Golden Loot Box with at least one guaranteed legendary item. 

** Overwatch® Legendary Edition for Nintendo Switch™ requires connection to the game servers to function. The servers are scheduled to go live at 7pm BST on Tuesday October 15th. Please be aware that Overwatch® Legendary Edition will only be playable after this time.  

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 multiple Game of the Year awards. The company's online gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.