'Overwatch' News: Blizzard Rveals Hanzo, Genji's Relationship in 'Dragons' Animated Short; Preloading Schedule [WATCH VIDEO]By Mariel Hemingway
Blizzard's multiplayer first-person shooter "Overwatch" is rife with varied characters and potential background storylines. The company released the animated short "Dragons" which gave us a glimpse of the animosity between bow-toting Hanzo and cyborg ninja Genji.
Dragon Brothers Hanzo and Genji
In the animated short "Dragons," it revealed that it refers to both Hanzo and Genji and that they are both brothers. The short cinematic started with Hanzo not knowing at first that the robot ninja he fought was his brother Genji. The two are apparently successors to the Shimada yakuza family and they are trained assassins as well, Game Rant reported.
Hanzo ultimately believed that he killed his brother Genji in order to succeed him. However, it was revealed that "Overwatch" managed to keep Genji from dying. Genji had Hanzo cornered but instead of killing his brother, Hanzo spared him believing that they could help in "Overwatch."
"Dragons" is the third cinematic short from "Overwatch" and it follows "Alive" and "Recall" which featured Widowmaker, Tracer and Winston. We can expect Blizzard to introduce more "Overwatch" characters soon by their animated shorts.
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"Overwatch" Copies Released May 23
Those who are eager to get their hands on Blizzard's multiplayer fps game can certainly do so a day before the official release date. "Overwatch" will be available on May 23 on Best Buy, GameStop and Amazon, Polygon noted. These retailers have the game launch date of "Overwatch" a day early before May 24.
Additionally, those who ordered digital copies of the game from the PlayStation Store for the PS4, Xbox Games Store for Xbox One copies, Battle.net for PC copies, may download and install the game ahead as well. However, it is not known when the servers of the game will go live. According to the listing of the PS store, their "Overwatch" server will be live noon Pacific Time, the Xbox Games store will be on 12:01AM ET.
"Overwatch" is expected to be released this month, next Tuesday (May 24) for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.