Overwatch’s Next Animated Short Featuring Bastion; Coming Next Week at Gamescom

on August 12, 2016 7:01 AM

Since its release in May, one of the most appealing aspects of Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch has been its cast of characters and discovering their backstories, with another character to be featured in an upcoming animated short next week.

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that the next animated short for Overwatch will be arriving on August 18th, 2016 at 9am PT during next week’s Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.

Specifically, the next animated short will be featuring Bastion and explore his background, with an official description from Blizzard on the short below:

“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…

This will mark the fifth installment of Blizzard’s Animated Shorts series for Overwatch, which have previously explored some of the game’s other characters like Winston, Widowmaker, Tracer, Genji, Hanzo, and Soldier: 76.

Overwatch is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.