The Last Bastion
Official Blizzard Press Release
Blizzard Entertainment has released a cinematic animated short exploring the origins of Bastion, a playable omnic character from Overwatch. Bastion, a derelict omnic combat robot is awoken after over a decade of dormancy by a bird building a nest on its chassis. Surrounded by unfamiliar wilderness Bastion must adapt to an existence outside of its combat robot design.
Bastion befriends the bird that had reactivated it. Bastion’s artificial intelligence wrestles with its core combat programming. In the process Bastion follows its final directive to advance on a nearby city. Along the way Bastion encounters the destroyed remains of other Bastion units on a overgrown battlefield. Interacting with the memory of one of these units Bastion experiences the final moments of an apocalyptic battle between the German military and advancing omnic forces. Bastion must make a decision to follow a directive to continue a long lost battle or pursue a different path.