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Blizzard Now Has Its Own Publishing Label For Overwatch Novels

By Alvin Elfwine , Dec 09, 2016 04:10 AM EST
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It's no secret that Overwatch has a great narrative to tell. Each character -- be it a villain or the protagonist -- has an interesting story. Fans have since been hoping for Blizzard to create a graphical novel of sort, allowing them to immerse into the game's lore. Well, fortunately, it's bound to happen. That's because the studio now has its very own publishing label.

The video game company do know what the fans want. The success of the animated shorts only further stirs the interest of the community. That, in one way or another, the studio should pursue a live adaptation or even a comics about the title. The recent announcement of the aforementioned label is indeed a huge step forward.

According to PCGamesN, Blizzard's so-called publishing label isn't entirely there for Overwatch. It could also mean doing some write-ups for the studio's list of other games. From Diablo to StarCraft to WarCraft, among others, these are definitely part of the list.

The label is reportedly set to release brand new publications from the company. It also aims to reissue even the older ones, specifically those that featured the realms of Diablo, StarCraft and WarCraft. With this, the titular video game developer has more control than ever. It can freely grasp any lore associated in its crafted game universes.

Interestingly, Blizzard's new publishing label will not only focus on a single format. It's going to cover the likes of pdfs, audiobook, prints and e-books. So, there's a higher chance that an Overwatch write-up (for the sake of example) will be unleashed as an e-book.

It should be noted that the label has already published a set of books (two in particular). One is a group of novels (WarCraft: The Last Guardian by Jeff Grubb, WarCraft: Lord of the Clans by Christie Golden and World of WarCraft: Rise of the Horde also from Golden). The second one is more about being a manga work, which is courtesy of New York Times' best-selling author. These are WarCraft Legends: Volume One (stories from Richard A. Knaak, Dan Jolley and Jae-Hwan Kim) and WarCraft Legends: Volume Two (stories from Richard A. Naak, Dan Jolley and Aaron Sparrow).

What are your thoughts on Overwatch possibly having a graphic novel or book? How about Blizzard acquiring its very own publishing label? What are your expectations? Let us know what you think at the comment section below!

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