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Overwatch 2’s One-Punch Man crossover adds Genos Genji


On the eve of Overlook 2‘s crossover with anime and manga series One Punch Man, Blizzard Entertainment has revealed the third character coming to its hero shooter: the cyborg Genos. Overwatch’s very own cyborg ninja Genji cosplays as Genos as part of the One Punch Man collab, a pretty natural fit, as Blizzard explained it on Sony’s PlayStation blog.

“The similarities between Genos and Genji’s backstories were certainly an inspiration,” Overexpected 2 said deputy director Aimee Dennett. “They are both humans who were pushed to the brink of death, only to be rescued and transformed into cyborgs by doctors from their respective universes. We also liked that both Genji and Genos have strong relationships with their mentors. There was even an idea that Zenyatta would make an excellent Saitama given this relationship (he’s also bald!) but Doomfist was always the clear choice for us.

Like Saitama Doomfist and Terrible Tornado Kiriko, Genji is canonically a fan of One Punch Man and is cosplaying as the character – hence the hybridized look for Genos Genji. Besides the legendary skin, Overlook 2 will also add a Genos Genji spray. Prices for the cosmetics have not been disclosed.

Overlook 2‘s One Punch Man crossover event runs from March 7 to April 6.

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