Blizzard Releases Overwatch Animated Short “Recall”


Blizzard provides some backstory and lore into their new team-based hero shooter Overwatch. “Recall” follows Winston, a genetically engineered gorilla-turned-scientist, who is bored with his current life of research. Winston’s memories are illustrated through flashback sequences while he struggles with a decision to recall the Overwatch agents. His laboratory in the abandoned Watchpoint: Gibraltar is later attacked by Talon.

The animated short reveals some context for the world that Overwatch is set in, which looks to be quite interesting. Hopefully there will be more short films like this one that help to flesh out the game’s world. “Recall” gives a glimpse of the villain Reaper as well as brief shots of all the other playable heroes.

For those who plan on playing on Xbox, a pre-order unlocks early access to the open beta for up to two players starting on May 3rd. The open beta will run from May 5th to May 9th.

Overwatch releases May 24th on Xbox, PS4, and PC.