New Overwatch Animated Short, Hero, Is on It’s Way

Right on the heels of the last Overwatch animated short, Dragons, which centered around Hanzo and Genji, Blizzard looks to be releasing, yet another, called Hero.  This time the animation will focus on Overwatch hero Soldier 76.

Blizzard described the animated short as follows:

“I didn’t start this war. . .but I’m damn well gonna finish it.”

Old habits die hard for one ex-Overwatch agent in our fourth and final animated short for this season: Hero.

“Hero” follows the masked vigilante Soldier: 76 on a personal mission to Dorado where he’s set to investigate the illegal activities of the Los Muertos gang—but an unexpected complication threatens to compromise his objective.


The animated short will premier on Sunday, May 22 at 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EST on  Overwatch is set to launch on Monday, May 23 at 4:00pm PDT / 7:00pm EST on PC, Playstatin 4 and Xbox One. There is still time to pre-order the game as well as the Origins Edition which will get you exclusive skins for five characters as well as digital goods for all of Blizzard’s other games. A physical collector’s edition is also available for $129.99 which includes a steelbook case, a hardcover art book, all of the digital content and a statue of Solider 76.

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