This week’s release of Overwatch is accompanied by the latest of four amazing shorts, created in-house by the talented Blizzard cinematics team and directed by Ben Dai (Recall and Dragons) and Jeremiah Johnson (Alive and Hero). The exaggerated style rare for games carries over to the ingame animations as well, and I spent more time in the open beta watching all the impressive character intros and emotes than playing the game. Gamespot has a fantastically human series of interviews with the leadership team on this game emerging from the ashes of the cancelled Titan MMO.

Update: Each new short will be added as they are made. Sadly The Last Bastion below is all the more poignant with the dedication to animator Yvain Gnarbo who sadly passed away during the making of this short.