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It looks like another animated short is going to be making its way into the public eye, this time focusing on the character of Amélie Lacroix, better known as Widowmaker.

 

For those of you that didn't see the first animated short, it gave us a glimpse into the story of Winston and how Overwatch came back into the action after being disbanded.

 

 

The newest short announced will follow the story of how the young French wife of an Overwatch agent was warped into one of the deadliest killing machines on the planet. Given the lore behind her character, I'm extremely excited to see it in the beautiful style of animation that the first video was built around.

 

The short will premiere on Playstation.com at 12PM (PT), on the 3rd April. Make sure to tune in and get a glimpse of the action!

 

You can check out the official post here.

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Squeeeee! Widowmaker so soon!? It must be my birthday! Beyond excited, snipers are my love, my life. Literally drooling over what amazing story Blizz has crafted for her!

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Squeeeee! Widowmaker so soon!? It must be my birthday! Beyond excited, snipers are my love, my life. Literally drooling over what amazing story Blizz has crafted for her!

 

The story behind her is VERY cool, but equally sad. Just praying they include it all in the short!

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Squeeeee! Widowmaker so soon!? It must be my birthday! Beyond excited, snipers are my love, my life. Literally drooling over what amazing story Blizz has crafted for her!

 

The story behind her is VERY cool, but equally sad. Just praying they include it all in the short!

 

Wait wait. Time out. Have I been a fail fan and miss something big story wise for my favorite character?! Or was it something only awesome people like you guys managed to see?

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Wait wait. Time out. Have I been a fail fan and miss something big story wise for my favorite character?! Or was it something only awesome people like you guys managed to see?

 

There's a barebones story for each character on their official page - Widowmaker's is as follows:

 

Blizzard Icon Widowmaker's Backstory

 

“ONE SHOT, ONE KILL.”
 
Widowmaker is the perfect assassin: a patient, ruthlessly efficient killer who shows neither emotion nor remorse.
 
It is believed that in her former life, Widowmaker was married to Gérard Lacroix, an Overwatch agent spearheading operations against the Talon terrorist organization. After several unsuccessful attempts to eliminate Gérard, Talon decided to change its focus to his wife, Amélie. Talon operatives kidnapped her and subjected her to an intense program of neural reconditioning. They broke her will, suppressed her personality, and reprogrammed her as a sleeper agent. She was eventually found by Overwatch agents, apparently none the worse for wear, and returned to her normal life.
 
Two weeks later she killed Gérard in his sleep.
 
Her mission complete, Amélie returned to Talon, and they completed the process of turning her into a living weapon. She was given extensive training in the covert arts, and then her physiology was altered, drastically slowing her heart, which turned her skin cold and blue and numbed her ability to experience human emotion. Amélie was gone.
 
Now, Widowmaker is Talon's most effective assassin, feeling little save the satisfaction of a job well done.

 

(source)

 

EDIT: Also, we think that her husband may have been one of the agents that popped up on Winston's screen in Recall.

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Oooo! Wow, I really -completely- dropped the ball there. Pretty impressed with myself actually, over how I missed that! I'm a champion. Thanks for getting me updated!

Wow, that's intense though.You're right, that's very sad. :( Man, they do that animated short right, and I very well may get a little dust in my eye. Which would cause a tear... or two..  Caused only from the dust though. *coughs* Excuse me now, I'm going to go rewatch Recall to take a closer look at those agents! :)

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