A couple of weeks ago, Blizzard released the first Overwatch animation short. The good news is that if you loved what you saw, you’re in luck as Blizzard has since released the second animation short for the upcoming game. This time we are introduced to a second hero from the game known as Amélie LaCroix, or the Widowmaker.
For those unfamiliar, Overwatch is an upcoming shooter by Blizzard, making it the first for the company (failed/cancelled StarCraft: Ghost title notwithstanding). Given that the game is more of a multiplayer title than a story-based one, obviously it makes it a little tricky for gamers to get to know the different characters, unlike other titles such as Diablo, Warcraft, and StarCraft in which their stories and characters are pretty fleshed out.
This is why Blizzard has decided that with Overwatch, they will be releasing various animated shorts and comics which will introduce players to the various heroes and characters in the game, give them a bit of a backstory and to allow players to get to know the motivations behind each character.
With Blizzard being known for the quality of their cinematics, so far we have to say that we are pretty impressed with what the company has put out so far, with the latest release being no exception. If you have several minutes to spare, we suggest that you check it out in the video above.