GamesCom 2016 – Overwatch Animated Short: The Last Bastion

Blizzard Entertainment revealed the new Overwatch Animated Short: The Last Bastion. The video lasts 7 minutes telling a beautiful story without uttering a single word.

It was amazingly composited. I have never seen a more realistic 3D environment forest. The main communication of the animated short comes in the form of Bastion’s beep-bops and the bird’s actions.

Bastion was formerly one of the violent Omnics who attacked the small town of Eichenwald while en route to the city. Bastion fell in the middle of the forest. Some time toward the end of the animated short, Bastion is entranced by the noise made by a woodpecker and reverts to his violent programming awareness unleashing his turret upon the forest in retaliation to what he thought was gunfire aimed at him.

His programming marks the trajectory toward the city the Omnics were planning to raid. In his journey, just 2-3 miles from the city, he stumbles upon the carcasses of omnics who were defeated and left on the ground. Bastion reaches out with his repair-kit limb to access the databank of one of the fallen omnics.

There Blizzard shows us the Omnic Crisis battle between humans and omnics which happened at the outskirts of this german city.

Bastion resolves to continue the conflict against the city, but though he destroyed Ganymede’s nest in his previous outburst, Ganymede lands on his rifle with a wood stick in its beak. Bastion’s red light on his visor starts to flick back and forth to blue. There’s an inner-conflict whether to resume his violent programming’s mission, or to return to the forest with Ganymede.

 

 

GAMESCOM 2016 ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. Heroes of the Storm: Machines of War Announcement
2. Overwatch New Map: Eichenwald Announcement
3. World of Warcraft: Legion Patch 7.1: Return to Karazhan Announcement
4. Overwatch Animated Short: Last Bastion
5. Alark (Talents) | Heroes of the Storm: Machines of War
6. Zarya (Talents) | Heroes of the Storm: Machines of War
DEVELOPER INTERVIEWS
1. Muselk chat with Aaron Keller (Overwatch) | Eichenwald Revealed | 5-hour Gameplay VOD
2. Lowko chat with Matt Morris (StarCraft) | Watch the VOD
3. chu8 chat with Travis McGeathy (Heroes of the Storm) | Watch the VOD
4. Thijs - chat with Peter Whalen (Hearthstone) | Watch the VOD
5. FatbossTV - chat with Ion Hazzikostas (Warcraft) | Watch the VOD
6. Slootbag - Dungeon Challenge with Ion Hazzikostas (Warcraft) | Watch the VOD
7. Grubby chat with Kaeo Milker (Heroes of the Storm) | Watch the VOD
8. Lothar chat with Peter Whalen (Hearthstone) | Watch the VOD
9. Savjz chat with Peter Whalen (Hearthstone) | Watch the VOD

 

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