Blizzard has now confirmed that the Russian leak regarding Overwatch’s next short, was in fact quite correct.
Titled ‘The Last Bastion‘, it will be the fifth animated short authored within the Overwatch world – and has been announced to premiere at Gamescom 2016 this coming week, Thursday, August 18 at 9am PT, or 2:00 am Friday AEST.
Blizzard has also released a short statement regarding the animation, give us some information on what to expect:
“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…”
Excitement levels are at a peak captain – Just how much personality can Blizzard cram into a transforming death machine that only communicates through trills, beeps and boops?
I am excited to find out.