Blizzard Releases New Overwatch Animated Short “Dragons”


Blizzard have premiered their newest animated short, “Dragons”, for the upcoming Overwatch. This one follows the backstory of the playable Hanzo, the precision bow-wielding defense hero. Hanzo returns to Hanamura, where he faces his troubled past and history of his Shimada clan. Seeking redemption, he finds only haunting memories and an action-packed encounter with his brother, Genji (also a playable character).

Emotions are running high in this animated short, and Blizzard continues to demonstrate their knack for fantastic lore in Overwatch. The CGI scenes are accompanied by painted scenes of Japan’s countryside and narration about Hanzo’s eternal struggle.

“Dragons” is the third Overwatch animated short, following “Recall” and “Alive”. Overwatch releases May 24th on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.