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Hasbro announces Nerf Overwatch blasters from BlizzCon 2018

Published on: 6th November 2018

Blizzard Entertainment made a raft of announcements at BlizzCon including three special reveals for Overwatch fans during a panel with Hasbro.

First up was the Nerf Rival Overwatch McCree Edition blaster, the third blaster in the Nerf Rival Overwatch line-up. Designed in the style of McCree’s signature accessory in Overwatch, this blaster propels rounds at up to 90 feet per second, features a reactive hammer and spinning spur on the end of the handle, and includes a collectible die-cast replica McCree badge.

Also revealed was the Nerf Overwatch Microshots Series 1 assortment, featuring three miniature collectible blasters styled after the accessories of Overwatch characters D.Va, Torbjörn, and Tracer. All Nerf Overwatch blasters will be available at GameStop in the US and at EB Games in Canada starting 1st January, and will become available at most major US retailers on 22nd April.

Blizzard Entertainment and Hasbro will also be teaming up to create the Overwatch Ultimates series of premium 6” action figures to bring the game’s iconic heroes to life. The Overwatch Ultimates Mercy figure is the first of this line to be revealed and will be available at most major North American retailers starting 22nd April, along with other characters.

Pre-orders for the Nerf Rival Overwatch McCree, D.V.A and Reaper Wight Collector blasters and Nerf Microshots Overwatch Series 1 blasters are now open at GameStop in the US and at EB Games in Canada.

With a player base of over 40m, Overwatch’s wide appeal continues to drive a robust merchandising programme with brands like Nerf.

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