Overwatch’s New Cinematic Teaser Offers Insight into Background Story

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We want YOU!

Blizzard’s Overwatch is a little over three weeks away. While this Thursday marks the start of their multiplayer beta, they’ve released a new trailer today that sets the stage for the story. Monkey-scientist Winston is making good on his call out to other agents at the end of his cinematic trailer and is recruiting you, the player, to join their ranks.

Despite the scientist’s several bloopers during the start, things quickly turn serious near the end. The world’s in crisis since the titular task force split up after the Omnic Crisis (short version: AIs gained sentient), and this means that heroes are needed more than ever. It’s all hands on deck, and everyone from all over the world is being asked: “Are you with us?” Near the end, you can also see some flashy hero shots for several of the characters that are coming to the game at launch, including Tracer, Reaper, Widowmaker, and Hanzo.

Overwatch comes to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on May 24.

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