dark        

Blizzard release adorable stop-motion animation video to celebrate Overwatch anniversary

0

It has cake in it, so I'm sold

The second anniversary of Blizzard's online shooter Overwatch is just on the horizon, as part of the celebrations, the developer/publisher has released a wonderful new video, Trace & Bake, using stop-motion animations of some of the game's most recognisable characters.

Stop-motion was used in abundance when I was a youngling, but has since died out a little due to its time-consuming, painstaking process, often only seen sporadically today in shows such as Robot Chicken. Here, it makes a welcome return, as happy-go-lucky Tracer attempts to get emo-boy Reaper into the spirit of things.

Sweet, huh? If you'd like to see the ridiculous amount of effort that went into this two-minute short. Then the Behind the Scenes video below breaks down the entire process, created by just five incredibly talented animators. This video also includes a great demo reel, where reliable DPS character Soldier: 76 comes to life for some midnight gaming.
Overwatch is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The anniversary event begins on May 22.

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Chris Moyse
Chris MoyseSenior Editor   gamer profile

Chris has been playing video games since video games began... still terrible at them. Former Saturday Night Slam Master, rambles nostalgically like Abe Simpson. I ain't here to fight, so let's no... more + disclosures


 


 


Also on Destructoid: Overwatch   (691)   From our database:

  • Overwatch novelette looks at Mercy's origins and reveals new skin - Chris Moyse
  • Switch Port Report: Overwatch - CJ Andriessen
  • Overwatch Halloween Terror 2019 has eight new spooky skins - Jordan Devore
  • Blizzard announces Overwatch novel, 'The Hero of Numbani' - Chris Carter
  • Overwatch on Switch won't have amiibo functionality or most importantly, cross-progression - Chris Carter
  • Overwatch team says you can detach Joy-Con on Switch to aim 'like a laser pointer' - Chris Carter
  • Overwatch has a Lego Bastion skin up for grabs right now - Jordan Devore
  • Overwatch on Switch runs at 30FPS, will likely support voice chat, and was ported by Iron Galaxy - Chris Carter
  • Blizzard is currently seeing if cross-play 'makes sense' for Overwatch on Switch - Chris Carter
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Animation #Anniversary #arena shooter #Blizzard #Competitive Multiplayer #First-person shooter #multiplayer #Online #Overwatch #PC #PS4 #video #Xbox One #YouTube

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •