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Blizzard and Razer team up for Overwatch-themed PC peripherals

Excited about Overwatch? You can get a gaming mouse and keyboard set, and even a mouse pad, to match that enthusiasm, thanks to a collaboration between Blizzard and gaming peripheral maker Razer.

A bit of hype is natural part of the natural buildup for a Blizzard release, and their upcoming multiplayer first-person-shooter is no exception. Currently in a closed beta, Overwatch won’t be out to the general public until next June.

But just because you can’t play the game yet doesn’t mean you’re not interested in the gear, so here are the three products Razer is putting together:

None of these are new products, exactly: just Overwatch-branded versions of Razer’s product line. But the mouse and keyboard will come with Overwatch-specific effects, thanks to a few built-in Chroma designs made by Blizzard.

“The development team has come up with some cool ways to integrate Overwatch’s gameplay with Razer’s technology, giving Blizzard gamers a whole new way to customize their experience,” said Blizzard VP Matt Beecher.

The keyboard is a themed version of Razer’s BlackWidow mechanical keyboard, which the company claims comes with the “first and only” mechanical switches designed specifically for gaming. The keyboard’s LEDs offer 16.8 million color options, and players can create their own lighting animations if they want.

The distinctive mouse is a DeathAdder Chroma, which combines comfort with a 10,000 dpi optical sensor and backlighting, and also offers 16.8 million different colors with its LED lighting. With five programmable buttons, you can be ready for just about anything when Overwatch finally does come out.

Speaking of which: Overwatch will be released on or before June 21, 2016, which is also when you can snap up these peripherals. Hope you’ve got some games saved up for winter, because this could be a long wait.

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