Blizzard released Overwatch’s first digital comic Train Hopper. The digital comic features the gun-toting future cowboy McCree. You can expect just the right amount of southern charm, blazing guns, and robotic arms.
Overwatch is Blizzard’s first new intellectual property in almost 20 years. The multiplayer first-person game will focus on team-based competitive gameplay.
In the world of Overwatch, many of the playable heroes were veterans of a global crisis that pitted robots against humans. The crisis ended and humans and robots live together again. The tensions between them, however, only continue to grow.
Players won’t encounter this story when they play Overwatch. Blizzard has said that Overwatch will not have a story mode like their other debut titles. The developer is relying on different media – animated shorts and digital comics – to set up the world of Overwatch.
Train Hopper centers around the former Blackwatch operative McCree. McCree has a robot hand, a cowboy hat, and a futuristic revolver. Beyond the gunplay and McCree’s banter, the comic introduces players to a strange object that is bound to show up in future comics.