Relive Saturday Mornings with New Overwatch Animated Short – Polygon
Blizzard is bringing back Saturday morning cartoons with its Overwatch Anniversary event that kicked off this week. The anniversary event started out with a brand new animated short, Zero Hour, that features the popular Overwatch heroes. In Zero Hour, Ana attempts to motivate her once hesitated team of heroes into a mission to stop an approaching Omnic crisis from occurring.
The short is chock full of classic Saturday morning cartoon vibes mixed with the Overwatch universe and characters that fans have grown to love since the game’s initial launch. Its plot brings back the classic hero and villain dynamic, while updating the stakes with plenty of action sequences and suspenseful plot devices. Plus, special guest appearances from Winston and a few other lesser-known characters makes the short a must-see treat for Overwatch fans.
The new Zero Hour short is available to watch via the anniversary event page. A sneak peek of the event can be seen on the official Overwatch social media sites and YouTube channel, making it easy for anyone to find the full-length version. Additionally, the anniversary event page allows an easy download of the new short so that it can be enjoyed on the go.
This is the first of many special anniversary effects that have been announced for the event. As it progresses, there will be special weekly missions, custom anniversary-themed content, and an exclusive spray and challenges from the Archives event.
While the anniversary event is in full swing, fans of Overwatch can take a step back in time and relive the nostalgia of Saturday morning cartoons with the new Zero Hour short. Whether they download it to watch offline or stream it via the anniversary event page, the Overwatch team has made sure that there are plenty of ways to enjoy all the anniversary content.