It’s been a few months since Blizzard’s animated shorts ushered in the release of Overwatch, and the developer is finally ready to give fans more. Following a leak on Reddit, Blizzard has officially announced Bastion, everyone’s favorite robot, will be the star of the fifth Overwatch animated short.
“’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…” the announcement reads.
As it turns out, we also won’t have to wait long. The short will premiere 9 am PT, August 18 at Gamescom.
The fifth character to receive a short, Bastion follows in the footsteps of Widowmaker, Winston, Hanzo, and Soldier 76. But for the exception of Soldier’s, each short includes more Overwatch characters beyond the title character. We will just have to wait and see if Bastion’s follows suit.
In recent Overwatch news, Blizzard added the seasonal Summer Games event, featuring new skins to unlock and a new game mode, Lucioball. Even months after release, Overwatch continues to catch people’s interest. To see why, check out our recent look at the game, when we made it our Game of the Month.