Blizzard’s beautiful cinematics have long caught people’s attention when they debut at BlizzCon, the publisher’s annual convention, and this year’s shorts stole the show once again.
World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch all received their own cinematic shorts, teasing new players, worlds, and experiences for fans of the franchises. Overwatch’s latest short focused on McCree, the game’s popular, roughneck cowboy character. (It’s an appropriate choice considering Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2, arguably the biggest game of 2018, came out last week.) Blizzard also debuted the trailer and cinematic short for its first full-fledged mobile Diablo game called Diablo: Immortal.
Overwatch’s short was by far Blizzard’s most interesting, introducing a new playable hero named Ashe. But don’t discount the others just yet: World of Warcraft’s short set up the next chapter in the Alliance and Horde’s continuing battle, while Heroes of the Storm’s short introduced a new playable hero named Orphea. Ashe, the leader of the Deadlock gang, also received her own standalone trailer as Overwatch’s new hero, showing off her unique skills in action.
All of the cinematic shorts that premiered at BlizzCon can be seen below.