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Overwatch’s newest animated short “Hero” features Soldier: 76

Despite rumors flying around of a possible new character revealed within, the final animated short from this season of Blizzard’s first-person shooter Overwatch introduces us to a character we already know… and, barring any elaborate hints, no one else.

So much for these videos apparently being “predictable.

Anyway, this last animated short covers the stalwart Solider: 76. This old-school soldier is about nihilistic as they come, but he has a hint of leadership and optimism that makes him an ideal leader. Many believed him for dead in a failed raid that effectively destroyed public trust in the Overwatch team, but now he’s back to face the new threat that looms over Earth.

It’s been a fun season watching these animated shorts, and with the game launching this week, hopefully Blizzard will get back to cranking these out in future months. Who knows? If Overwatch is a hit, maybe it’ll even produce a movie! Let’s hope.

Overwatch launches for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this week on May 24.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...