One of the glorious parts of Overwatch is learning bits about the diverse and inclusive large roster of characters. Blizzard has released a number of animated shorts that allow us a glimpse into the lives of these characters we’ve grown accustomed to over the last year. This time it’s Mei’s turn to shine. The brilliant Chinese climatologist has a “chilling” back story that reminds us “the world is worth fighting for.” Check out Mei’s animated short “Rise & Shine” and get ready for the crying that’s sure to come.
I know, I know… Let your feelings out. I cried too. There’s so much packed into these 10 minutes, and Blizzard continues to amaze with their ability to create stories that touch our hearts in such a short time. Mei’s story is one of the more emotional shorts, and it’s a refreshing way to return to the Overwatch lore. With so many memorable characters, it’s amazing that these origin stories continue to be expounding experiences that the average consumer can enjoy. You don’t have to be an Overwatch player to appreciate the story and quality of an Overwatch short film.
What did you think of Mei’s animated short? Did it make you cry as much as Bastion’s? Let us know your thoughts below!