Blizzard premiered a new Overwatch cinematic during their gamescom 2017 press conference today. The cinematic short called Rise and Shine starred popular character Mei, and features the scientist overcoming the odds.
Watch the Rise and Shine Overwatch cinematic below:
This isn’t the only piece of exciting Overwatch news this week, as Blizzard previously announced that the team-based first-person shooter is getting a new map called Junkertown. Here’s the official description of the new addition:
Junkertown is an Escort map located in the harsh and unforgiving Australian Outback. Constructed from the remains of a destroyed omnium, it’s now the home to a band of lawless scavengers known as the Junkers, led by their cutthroat Queen. When they aren’t pillaging the omnium’s skeleton for anything of value, the Junkers blow off steam in the Scrapyard – a massive gladiatorial arena whose combatants fight for glory, riches…and to survive.
For more on Overwatch, check out our review. Here’s a snippet of what reviewer Jowi Girard-Meli had to say:
I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that this may just be the project to revitalize lapsed or disheartened gamers’ interest in the medium, or the one to bring new players onboard the FPS wagon. So many big games unintentionally put up a wall, implying through their communities, marketing or even gameplay, that they are only for one kind of player or another. Overwatch, on the other hand, makes no mistake in identifying its audience: anyone and everyone that wants to take a shot. It’s ironic to imagine a title about a fragmented team fighting amongst itself serving as a big unifier, but that might just be what we need. At a time when the division between our hobby’s constituents seems more visible than ever, Overwatch reminds us that we’re more alike than different — if we let them, games can bring us together.