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Genji Dresses Up as Genos for Overwatch 2 One Punch Man Collab

Genji Dresses Up as Genos for Overwatch 2 One Punch Man Collab

Blizzard revealed another one of the Overwatch 2 One Punch Man character skins, and this time it involves Genji becoming Genos. The Associate Product Director Aimee Dennett and Art Director Dion Rogers discussed this latest costume on the PlayStation Blog. This also involved a look at some concept art for the skin, as well as confirming why this “cosplay” was picked.

Dennett specifically noted that Genji and Genos’ background led to this skin appearing for the Overwatch 2 One Punch Man crossover. Both characters are cyborgs. Genji ended up nearly left for dead by his brother Hanzo after a fight. The Overwatch body augmentations ended up saving him. Meanwhile, as a teenager, Genos and his family were attacked by a cyborg, and he ended up becoming a cyborg after being the only survivor.

Both Rogers and Dennett both also noted that this skin is more of a hybrid. Rogers noted, “Genos’s spiky blonde hair was an interesting challenge, the closer we matched the style the more we lost Genji in the process. Our concept artists were careful to combine the two heroes’ main aesthetics without losing either character in the process.“

Here’s the concept art for it.
Genji Dresses Up as Genos for Overwatch 2 One Punch Man Collab

Past revealed skins include Kiriko as Tornado and Doomfist as Saitama.

Overwatch 2 is available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC, and the One-Punch Man crossover will runs March 7, 2023 to April 6, 2023.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.