“Overwatch 2 anime” was not on my 2023 bingo card however let’s be actual, it completely ought to have been. Congrats to these of you who did, as a result of Blizzard has revealed that it is releasing a three-part miniseries known as Genesis, with the primary half premiering later this week.

It seems to be a prequel to Overwatch, most likely across the time of the Omnic Disaster or a minimum of intently associated to its occasions. The trailer exhibits off a younger Reaper, Ana, Reinhardt and Torbjorn, plus a glimpse at an unknown omnic girl. There’s not a complete lot extra to say concerning the quick one-minute trailer, with the voiceover principally alluding to how life modified through the omnic rebellion.

There is a huge ol’ emphasis on the “mini” in miniseries, too. The primary half titled “Daybreak,” which is about to air on July 6, clocks in at simply over 5 minutes lengthy. Half Two: Innocence will air on July 13 with a 6-minute 34-second runtime after which Half Three: Rebirth is about to air on July 20 with a 6-minute 58-second runtime.

I’ve lengthy fallen off the wagon of Overwatch lore—particularly now Blizzard has slashed its deliberate story mode content material considerably, as a substitute charging $15 for a “significantly much less formidable” different—however I’ve at all times loved how well-made the game’s shorts are. It is good to see them offered in a barely completely different medium, they usually’re digestible sufficient that I am going to most likely cave and test them out.

Each episode can be out there on YouTube on the official Overwatch channel. This is the schedule for every episode. The premiere web page for half one is already dwell and naturally, the chat field is already going ham three days earlier than it is as a consequence of air:

  • Half One: Daybreak – July 6 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST 
  • Half Two: Innocence – July 13 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST 
  • Half Three: Rebirth – July 20 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST