Blizzard Entertainment Releases Overwatch Animated Short “Rise and Shine”
Explore the origin story of Mei.
Overwatch Animated Short Rise and Shine
Overwatch is an online first person shooter video game. It was released in 2016 and received instant success. The game has a diverse set of characters, and those characters are at the heart of Overwatch. Blizzard Entertainment has released several animated shorts, including The Last Bastion. They have just released their latest animated short featuring one of the games beloved characters titled Rise and Shine. It is the origin story of Overwatch’s tenacious climatologist, Mei. In the short Mei wakes up nine years after being cryogenically frozen. After awakening, she discovers that Overwatch has been disbanded. Mei discovers the world is now very different from the world she knew. Mei also sadly learns that she is the last surviving scientist at Ecopoint, Antarctica. With very limited resources and time, Mei must use science to find a way to get help.