Blizzard Releases New Animated Shorts

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It’s always a treat when Blizzard decides to break out their incredible animation crews, and put together some wonderful storytelling. Their animation is always so crisp and fluid. Movie-quality filmmaking from a team of video game animators, and proof that these guys know what they’re doing.

At GamesCom they decided to drop two new animations. One of them, is a musical number about a young girl that finds herself transported to Harth Stonebrew’s tavern for warmth, where she discovers the wonders of the whimsical card game and its denizens across Azaroth. The second is the long-awaited animation featuring Mei’s heart-breaking origin, that leads into the events of Overwatch. Hit the jump to check out both animations, and let us know your thoughts!

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King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 3

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SNK has released the third episode of their King of Fighters: Destiny animated series on YouTube, with the rest of the 24-episode season being added through the remainder of the summer.

You can head over here to check out the first two episodes that were previously posted, or hit the jump to watch the third episode.

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King of Fighters: Destiny on YouTube

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SNK recently started a new anime series, available on Steam and YouTube, in Japanese with English subtitles called, The King of Fighters: Destiny, that follows the story of the popular fighting game franchise. The first two episodes are also available now.

The new CG anime series has a story that centers on characters such as Kyo Kusanagi, Terry Bogard, Mai Shiranui, Geese Howard, Ryo Sakazaki, and others. You’ll recognize many of their voices, as many voice actors from the games reprise their roles for the series. Hit the jump to watch the first two episodes in Japanese with English subs.

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