Overwatch's Bastion gets a sentimental side in new animated short

It's kind of like Wall-E and Iron Giant rolled into one.

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Everyone know Blizzard's animation is top notch. It's animated shorts for Overwatch characters has been Pixar quality, and the latest "The Last Bastion" is no different.

In this one, the battle automaton finds itself as the last of its kind. It activaed by a bird, apparently unaware of the nature of its programming. The ensuing action offers a short journey of discovery and sentimentality, until the rata-tat-tat of a woodpecker shatters the tranquility and put the robot in attack mode.

I won't spoil the ending, but the video offers a feel of Wall-E meets the Iron Giant, and ranks as one of the better shorts Blizzard has done for the game. Too bad there isn;t a switch that you can flip in-game to put Bastion in its passive mode.

 

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    August 18, 2016 10:22 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Overwatch's Bastion gets a sentimental side in new animated short

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      August 18, 2016 10:24 AM

      That was beautiful. Wordless poetry.

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      August 18, 2016 11:01 AM

      Now I want a whole cinematic of the Omnic War vs Reinhardts.

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      August 18, 2016 11:20 AM

      I think the general rule for Blizzard storytelling is: the less dialogue, the better.

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      August 18, 2016 11:30 AM

      i wonder what the cost / benefit is for this kind of advertising. it's awesome and i hope they make more stuff like this for all their games but... it cant be cheap.

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        August 18, 2016 6:50 PM

        they have decades worth of WOW money stashed away i'm sure

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        August 18, 2016 8:19 PM

        If people feel entertained by something before even buying it, makes the purchase better.

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      August 18, 2016 12:28 PM

      Wow, in my opinion that was the best one yet. Hats off to them!

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      August 18, 2016 12:46 PM

      One of the coolest parts of having a good video card is that when you blaze out a string of fire as Bastion's non-moving cannon, the floor is covered in physics following brass cases.

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      August 18, 2016 1:01 PM

      So when the fuck is the Overwatch movie coming out? :D

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      August 18, 2016 2:21 PM

      It's so crazy beautiful.

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      August 18, 2016 2:35 PM

      Man, warmongering murderous killerbot PTSD is real.

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      August 18, 2016 2:40 PM

      Does anyone know who Yvain Gnabro was? The short is in his memory.

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        August 18, 2016 3:19 PM

        Read that they were an animator that died in a motorcycle accident recently.

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      August 18, 2016 6:58 PM

      Adorbs.

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      August 18, 2016 8:15 PM

      Is this OVerwatch any good?

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      August 18, 2016 8:32 PM

      RIP Yvain Gnabro