Later this year, Blizzard Entertainment is launching what is sure to be its next big franchise in Overwatch. As a supplement to the game, Blizzard is also producing a new animated web series to supplement the game. In addition, the first of these animated shorts will debut online tomorrow. Per Blizzard’s website, the first short “Recall” will premiere tomorrow on at Xbox.com.
The first short, “Recall,” will tell the story of Winston. Winston is the game’s genetically engineered gorilla, who also happens to be a brilliant scientist. Winston longs for the days of heroes to return. Recall will explore Winston’s thoughts and memories as he grapples with the decision to recall the agents of Overwatch., while the forces of Talon stage an attack on his lab in the abandoned Watchpoint: Gibraltar.
Overwatch is a dynamic looking franchise with a colorful cast of characters that looks heavily inspired by western comic books and superheroes. Having an animated web series to supplement the games seems like a strong choice. It should be exciting to see how the shorts will explore the rest of the Overwatch universe going forward.
“Recall” premieres tomorrow, March 21 at 12 pm PDT. Overwatch the game arrives on May 24. The game will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.