eSports News by Content Engine AI

When I was a kid, I didn’t really have much attention for super-popular PC titles like World of Warcraft, Dota 2, Overwatch, or even Call of Duty — maybe one or two a year? My older brother and I had a VHS rental arrangement with Blockbuster, where we would line up until we had a copy of this new game and that one.

These days, I’ve decided that you gotta be on the cutting edge, dammit. That means I have to pay close attention to recent video game news. And here is one of the most interesting news items that we can expect to see at BlizzCon 2019: Overwatch Link!

Previously teased to our internet-literate glory (and also spotted by a video game journalist at New York Comic Con) a few weeks ago, Overwatch Link is Blizzard’s take on Nintendo’s already successful licensing program. The “invention” is an expansion for Diablo III that will only be available on Amazon as a free, one-day-only promotion. You can see a gameplay video for the press here.

Along with the traditional Diablo III multiplayer mayhem — land, undead, and demon slaying — Overwatch Link will come with an animated level and bonus rewards for buyers.

But to get to that point, it’s necessary to first mention that Blizzard previously made this same move for Hearthstone.

Take a look:

Playing Hearthstone with a friend is the most popular competitive, and arguably social, form of gaming in the world right now, and Overwatch is absolutely one of the most popular MMOs of all time. Sure, I haven’t seen any Overwatch: Diablo inspiration in the titular hit — and I don’t think Blizzard has any plans to — but hey, I’m open to hearing it.

A Nintendo-Blizzard crossover might be all I need to restart my obsessive business to-do list! Or maybe it’s finally time for me to put down WoW and settle into Overwatch instead? As a budding Hearthstone player, do you see Overwatch: Diablo III at BlizzCon or do you think this is only a temporary distraction to keep us gamers on our toes?

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