Doomfist is Finally Live, and There's a New Trailer to Celebrate

Doomfist is Finally Live, and There's a New Trailer to Celebrate

After a month, Doomfist is now available for everyone.

We're celebrating all things Doomfist in honor of his wide release on Overwatch today. One of the longest rumored Overwatch characters, you can finally play Doomfist on consoles. Along with our own Doomfist stream today, Blizzard released a new sizzle reel showing off their new offensive character.

The launch trailer for Doomfist showcases the character doing what he does best: punching things. Doomfist was originally playable on the PTR, but is now available for anyone who wants to try their hand, or fists, at the character.

Doomfist was first mentioned in one of the earliest cinematic trailers, though as Blizzard designers explained, "Doomfist" was originally just a menacing name to fill the Overwatch universe with villains. However, the name was so cool that the character eventually formed into a full-fleshed villain that was supposed to evoke fighting games, and combine brawn and brains.

Since his announcement, Doomfist received a lot of attention from both the community. Fans debated his philosophies, while Blizzard released a James Bond-esque webcomic starring Doomfist and the members of Talon.

My favorite part of the Doomfist announcement was the gorgeous animated trailer where he decimated the Overwatch strike team (but luckily didn't murder anybody). Despite rumors, Doomfist ended up not being voiced by fan favorite actor Terry Crews. He is instead voiced by actor Sahr Ngaujah in a move that pleased fans of Overwatch's dedication to staying true to their world's diverse cultures, although Blizzard apparently can't tell the difference between a cheetah and a leopard.

Catch our stream later today where we take Doomfist for a test run, and sound off on whether you like the character in the comments.

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Matt Kim

News Editor

Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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