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Overwatch trailer shows five fun minutes of character abilities

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You could fit what I know about Overwatch onto the back of a postage stamp, but I enjoyed this new trailer quite a bit. It's cartoony, over the top, and inherently funny, reminding me of the good old days of Team Fortress 2. (You know, before Valve Father Ted-ed the game into the boggling mess it is today.)

We talked about Overwatch's newly revealed characters a few days ago, and now you can see the cast of heroes and villains in action. There will be 21 at launch, and the game's director isn't sure how Blizzard is going to handle adding more afterwards. But I like what's in there already a hell of a lot—the hardest part is going to be narrowing them down into a handful of mains.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.