Overwatch animated Short: When will Blizzard release new trailer – Gamescom 2018 update
Blizzard’s first-person-shooter Overwatch has a long and deep lore thanks to their huge library of animated short videos.
The game developers have expanded the history of the game with several videos telling the various tales of their characters.
From the assassination of the omnic monk Mondatta on the streets of London, to the youth and life of Wilhelm Reinhardt.
Fans love to learn more about the game’s history, and Blizzard will be giving some more details when they launch their new short tomorrow afternoon.
When will Blizzard release the new Overwatch animated short?
Blizzard announced they will be releasing a new animated short on their twitter this week, giving fans more information on the history of Overwatch.
Fans absolutely love these snapshots of lore that tell endearing stories of how our heroes got to where they are in the game today.
A number of characters have had their own animated shorts, including Reinhardt, Tracer, Soldier 76 and Reaper.
The latest announcement on Twitter urged Overwatch: “Grab some popcorn. An all-new animated short premieres this Wednesday.”
Little is known about which character will get their own animated short this time round, but it is sure to drive the story forward and bring in some hints for the future of Overwatch.
Many fans are hoping to see the new animated short at 11am BST tomorrow morning on the official Overwatch Youtube page.
Which Overwatch characters have had an animated short so far?
While we don’t know which character will be getting their own animated short tomorrow, fans can work out which heroes it likely won’t be.
The latest released animated short featured Mei escaping from Watchpoint Antarctica back in December.
The first animated trailer for Overwatch featured a number of heroes in the game, including Tracer and Winston attempting to stop Widowmaker and Reaper from stealing the Doomfist Gauntlet.
Blizzard then released a series of other trailer shorts that focussed on Soldier 76’s adventure in Dorado, Mexico, and Tracer attempting to foil a plot by Widowmaker to assassinate a key public figure.
Hanzo and Genji, the Shimada brothers, were also given a short, as they fought to rekindle their familial relationship in the dojos of Japan.
Bastion was given his own, sweet trailer, that saw him hook up with his bird-pal Ganymede after the Omnic crisis had long finished.
Reaper and Widowmaker also came back again to feature in the animated short for Sombra, introducing her hacking abilities and cunning backstabbing personality.
Finally, we got an animated short for Reinhardt an Brigitte, which told the tale of the fall of Eichenwalde in Germany, and how Reinhardt became the leader and warrior players see today.