According to Blizzard, the Overwatch 2 x One Punch Man collaboration schedule will run from March 7 through April 6. On March 2, Blizzard shared information about creating the new skin for Kiriko as part of the collaboration that would soon be available in Overwatch 2. The event’s highlight was Doomfist receiving a Legendary skin based on Saitama, the titular One Punch Man. One Punch Man will have a third anime season even though the show’s first two seasons were viewed as a one-hit-wonder. Although ONE’s work intentionally parodies the superhero genre, only time will tell which studio will have the difficult task of saving the series after its critically panned second season.
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As for Overwatch 2, Tatsumaki, the Terrible Tornado, inspired Kiriko’s Legendary skin for the One Punch Man collaboration. Although Kiriko is a Support hero, this initially seems like an odd choice, but Tatsumaki and Kiriko have powers as quick as the wind. Dion Rogers, the art director for Overwatch 2, claims that Kiriko will get a Tatsumaki skin for the occasion because the character’s basic silhouette felt natural for creating a cosplay-like skin.
While Rogers acknowledged that simply changing Kiriko’s hairstyle would have been an easy fix, he and the art design team decided to focus on Kiriko’s clothing when creating the Terrible Tornado skin. The skin, the “Terribly Impressive” victory pose, and a themed name card will all be given to Kiriko in addition to the skin. Tatsumaki’s green tint in matches will also be applied to Kiriko’s fox spirit, kunai, and talisman.
Whether the Terrible Tornado skin will function perfectly at launch or encounter problems similar to those with Ashe’s Raijin skin remains to be seen. The players must spend 2,100 coins to get the Terrible Tornado skin. The bundle will also include the Impressive Victory Pose and the Terrible Tornado name card.
The Overwatch 2 team presented the skins as the game’s heroes, cosplaying as One Punch Man characters to make sure they felt distinctive. Players will have plenty of time to gather all of the crossover skins and cosmetics because of the Overwatch 2 x One Punch Man Kiriko event, which is scheduled to end on April 6. Players can anticipate Soldier 76 as Mumen Rider, Kiriko, Doomfist, and other fascinating additions. Fans of both franchises will undoubtedly be excited to witness the exciting event’s collision of the beloved characters and worlds from these two universes. Also, check our previous content on Overwatch 2.