A year after its release, and Overwatch's popularity is showing no signs of slowing down. The game recently crossed 30 million players worldwide, and Blizzard plans on supporting its community for the foreseeable future. If recent Amazon listings are to be believed, this support will extend beyond in-game events and items, and will also include things like a fancy art book and a comic book anthology.
These Overwatch items were spotted by NeoGAF user AlexFlame116, who found the unlisted art book and comic book anthology on Amazon's website. According to Amazon, the art book, titled The Art of Overwatch, will come in both a standard and limited edition, costing $50 and $100 respectively. Fans can look forward to picking up The Art of Overwatch on October 24th.
The comic book anthology, meanwhile, will be a hardcover collection of the first 12 issues of the Overwatch comic series. Retailing for $19.99, this collection will launch a couple of weeks earlier than the art book, with a planned release date of October 10th.
Of course, it's worth noting that nothing official has been announced by Blizzard, and simply searching for the products through Amazon's website will yield no results. However, the fact that product pages exist at all is fairly damning evidence that Overwatch fans will indeed by treated to an art book and comic book anthology later this year. But since nothing has been officially announced, it's possible that the release dates could be placeholder dates, or that the cover art could be tweaked before release.
Regardless of when these two books actually launch, if they are successful enough, it may convince Blizzard to publish even more Overwatch books. Perhaps Blizzard will even start expanding the game's expansive lore through novels along with its comic books and animated shorts, as many other video game franchises have done in the past.
In the meantime, fans can at least look forward to The Art of Overwatch and the comic book anthology. Keep an eye out for an official announcement from Blizzard, which could come with even more information about what to expect from the books.
Overwatch is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.