First Overwatch Animated Short Released, See How a Monkey Becomes a Scientist


I’m not a monkey….I’m a scientist.

Overwatch stars a cast of 21 heroes with their own backstories and origins. No two characters are alike; there are ninjas, snipers, archers, dudes in mech suits, literal angels, and dancers turned superheroes. Blizzard revealed that some of them would be getting animated shorts that told their stories and expanded the universe, and the first one has released today and stars Winston, the genius monkey with a jetpack. (Yes, this is a thing, and it’s awesome.) Check it out below.

The nearly 8-minute video is a visual feast for the eyes, from showing Winston’s childhood as a young experiment to a fight with the mysterious Reaper. Those two definitely have a history together, and it looks like the skull faced villain will be making an appearance in future trailers…luckily, Winston’s gone and called other agents back into action, and there’s plenty of them waiting and ready to join the fight. Can never have too many heroes, right?

Overwatch hits the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on May 24th. Who do you want to get a trailer next? Let us know in the comments below.

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