​Film studio Think Big Studios may have released the most ambitious Overwatch fan film in the game's history Wednesday.


Clocking in at over nine minutes long, "Lion's Return" is created entirely in live action and with an impressive attention to detail. The film features ​Overwatch heroes Soldier: 76, Tracer, D.Va, Brigitte, Widowmaker, Reaper and Reinhardt in intricate costumes, exploring exotic locations tied to the game's lore.

The story follows Soldier and Tracer as they try to find and re-recruit Reinhardt to the Overwatch cause. Along the way they meet Brigitte, who shows them where to find Reinhardt. Spoiler alert: he's in a beautiful, Eichenwalde-like castle. When the heroes finally find him, they come under attack by Widowmaker and Reaper.


The level of work necessary to create this short puts most Overwatch fan-created content to shame, blowing ​custom skin designs and ​cosplay right out of the water. More than 50 people contributed to create "Lion's Return.


Photo courtesy of Think Big Studio