Wednesday 18 January 2017

Overwatch releases second stunning short

Daniel Anderson

Published 04/04/2016 | 08:09

Overwatch
Overwatch

The Blizzard team has released a new animated short which delves into the background of a new character in the world

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Overwatch is a new game on the way from Blizzard, the folks who made World of Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft. So when they release something it's time to take notice.

The game is a cartoonish first person shooter with teams battling for dominance. You can choose from a load of diffferent characters, each with their own personality and powers and, it turns out, a complex backstory. Blizzard is releasing a series of animated shorts to dive deep into the backgrounds of these different folks, and the latest deals with Widowmaker.

Did we mention its utterly stunning to look at?

Widowmaker goes up against another character from the game called Tracer in an attempt to ply her trade as an assassin and while the game itself won't look like this it's great to see a company putting so much effort into building up the world. We have no idea if this much story is going to be involved in the game, and it seems pretty unlikely, but with plenty more characters to go we're looking forward to seeing the rest of these shorts.

Overwatch is on PS4, Xbox One and PC from the 24th of May 2016.

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