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Overwatch's first animated short is out now, introduces players to Winston

Series debut introduces the primate scientist

Blizzard debuted a new animated short film based on the world of Overwatch, its upcoming character-based shooter, exclusively through the Xbox YouTube channel. "Recall" is the first in a new series of CGI videos produced by the company that will air ahead of the game's launch.

Overwatch will hit stores May 24 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. Blizzard first announced the game with an animated teaser featuring a similar, Pixar-esque style to the video above. While that short gave players a glimpse at Overwatch's cast of character, this new series of films will go in-depth with heroes like Winston, the genetically engineered gorilla who stars in "Recall."

Overwatch is currently in closed beta, with an open test period running May 5-9. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players can access the multiplayer game early by pre-ordering; the open beta will be available May 3.

Correction: PlayStation 4 players can also get in on the open beta early by pre-ordering Overwatch. The text above has been corrected to reflect this.