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Overwatch’s next animated short tells the story of Bastion

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Blizzard will release a new animated short focusing on every Overwatch player’s favorite naturist, Bastion, next week at Gamescom.

"The Last Bastion" will tell the transforming robot’s origin story — how it went from a robot fighting in the Omnic Crisis to an inquisitive machine with a thirst for nature. Here’s Blizzard’s official synopsis:

In this episode, we follow the forgotten battle automaton as it unexpectedly reactivates after laying dormant in the wilderness for over a decade. Fascinated by its unfamiliar surroundings, the curious omnic begins to investigate, but quickly discovers its core combat programming may have a different directive...

The animated short will premiere Aug. 18 at 9 a.m. PT.

"The Last Bastion" will be Blizzard’s fifth animated short for Overwatch, not including the game’s original cinematic reveal trailer. Previous shorts have focused on Overwatch characters Winston, Widowmaker and Tracer, Hanzo and Genji, and Soldier: 76.

Polygon will be at Gamescom 2016 to bring you all the news.

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