Blizzard Teases Upcoming Overwatch Animated Short For ‘Bastion’

the last bastionFor anyone who has played Blizzard’s Overwatch, chances are you might be familiar with one of the game’s characters, Bastion, who at the launch of Overwatch proved to be a very formidable tank when used properly by players, leading many to lament the character’s OP-ness. Now if you’ve always been curious about the character, you’re in luck as Blizzard has a new animated short planned for it.

According to Blizzard, “‘The Last Bastion’ tells the origin story of the inquisitive transforming robot, Bastion. In this episode, we follow the forgotten battle automaton as it unexpectedly reactivates after laying dormant in the wilderness for over a decade. Fascinated by its unfamiliar surroundings, the curious omnic begins to investigate, but quickly discovers its core combat programming may have a different directive…”

Given the multiplayer nature of Overwatch, and also the fact that it isn’t an RPG or story-driven game, the characters could just be different models and skins as far as players are concerned. However making players invested in a character or story is always a good way to get them to stick around, which is why Blizzard has resorted to animated shorts and comics to help tell Overwatch’s story.

The short for Bastion has been set for a release next Thursday, the 18th of August and will be released at 9am PT, so do check back with us then for the video!

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