Another Overwatch animated short is out today, and like all short cinematics made by Blizzard, it looks fantastic. But one person predicted pretty much exactly how the animated short would play out. YouTube user Krunkidile believed he could predict it and then went on to animate it. Check it out first below.
Ok, now here’s the official short from Blizzard.
And Blizzard’s description.
“Dragons” explores the history of conflict between the scions of the Shimada clan: Hanzo and Genji. In this episode, we follow Hanzo as he returns to the siblings’ family home in Hanamura once again to seek redemption . . . only this time, he finds himself confronted by the ghosts of the past.
Ha! Good stuff Krunkidile. The writing might be predictable, but Blizzard’s animation team knows how to create a badass fight. I don’t know about you guys, but I would pay money to watch a full-fledged animated series for any Blizzard property. Blizzard and Blur (Star Wars: The Old Republic cinematics and many others) are the best in the business.
Hanzo is shocked to see his brother, Genji, is still alive. The official Overwatch website goes into more detail about how Genji survived the fight with Hanzo. He had help from Dr. Angela Ziegler, better known as Mercy.
Hanzo believed that he had killed his brother, but Genji was rescued by Overwatch and the intervention of Dr. Angela Ziegler. The global security force saw Genji as a potential asset in its ongoing operations to combat the Shimada clan. As Genji’s injuries left him clinging to life, Overwatch offered to rebuild his body in exchange for his help. He was put through an extensive process of cyberization, which enhanced his natural speed and agility and augmented his superlative ninja skills. Transformed into a living weapon, Genji single-mindedly set about the task of dismantling his family’s criminal empire.
We are just a week away from the launch of Overwatch. Is it just me, or does May feel more like November? Uncharted 4, DOOM, Stellaris, Overwatch and Total War: Warhammer in one month. I’m not complaining. Overwatch hits Xbox One, PS4 and PC on May 24th.