Overwatch, the upcoming first-person shooter from Blizzard, has received it’s first animated short and in all honesty it’s awesome.
The animated short centres around Winston, who is one of the 21 playable characters at the game’s launch. The video switches between Winston’s current day, as a scientist/genetically engineered gorilla, and his origin way back before Overwatch was a part of his life.
The short features photos of Winston with other characters back in his Overwatch days, such as Tracer, but the main villain of the video is Reaper.
Expect more of these animated shorts over the next few months, along with the game’s graphic novel. The description of the video is also important. The last sentence reads:
“Can’t get enough of Winston? Pre-order now at xbox.com/overwatch to unlock early access to the Overwatch Open Beta for you and a friend starting May 3!”
A pretty good deal if you ask me. The animated short is available below.