Soldier 76 stars in the final Overwatch animated short

Our long wait is almost over, Overwatch will be available beginning tomorrow for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. But Blizzard has one last animated short to debut before the game’s launch: Soldier 76.

In a previous life, Soldier 76 was known as John Morrison, the leader of Overwatch. He lead his team to victory in the Omnic Wars, a clash between robots and humans that took place well before the events of the game. Now, he’s a disgraced former agent, who still takes to the streets to dispense his own brand of law and order. Yes, you can take your pick… Solider 76 is Batman or The Punisher or Travis Bickle or Judge Dredd or any other one man army. But as the title of this short implies, he is also a “Hero.”

Blizzard has built quite a universe for Overwatch, and I’m genuinely sad that “Hero” is the final animated short (for now, at least). If you missed any of the others (“Recall,” “Alive,” and “Dragons“), I recommend you remedy that immediately.

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