By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN
November 8, 2014 — Updated 1817 GMT (0217 HKT)
(CNN) — Gamers rejoiced over news that Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind popular role-playing game “World of Warcraft,” plans to release its first new franchise in 17 years.
“Overwatch” is a team-based shooter game for computers set in a cartoonish version of the not-so-distant future in which a reformed band of heroes battles evil across the planet.
Blizzard, which has built a global fanbase through its Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo franchises, debuted “Overwatch” Friday in a cinematic-style trailer at BlizzCon 2014, the company’s fan convention, this weekend at California’s Anaheim Convention Center.
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