The latest skin reveal from the upcoming crossover event between hit manga One-Punch man and Overwatch dresses Kiriko as Terrible Tornado. Blizzard previewed the skin via a post on the official Overwatch 2 social media accounts, as well as a blog post on the Xbox Wire site. The crossover event launches on March 7, 2023.
The new skin will land as part of the Overwatch 2 and One-Punch Man crossover. It’ll be unlockable as part of a bundle that costs 2,100 coins in the in-game store. Purchasing it unlocks the legendary-rarity skin, a pose for Kiriko called “Terribly Impressive”, and a Terrible Tornado namecard. The bundle will be available for purchase until April 6, 2023.
Blizzard also shared some concept art and screenshots of Kiriko wearing the skin. Speaking about the design process for Kiriko’s skin, Overwatch 2 Art Director Dion Rogers noted that Kiriko’s silhouette was a fit to Terrible Tornado’s, making her compatible with the character. He also noted that skins like the One-Punch Man crossovers are treated as a form of cosplay, meaning that the characters don’t necessarily sacrifice their visual identity to inhabit the look of the character. Some differences would also naturally emerge, considering that Kiriko is much taller than Terrible Tornado is.
Terrible Tornado (a.k.a. Tatsumaki), is one of One-Punch Man‘s professional heroes. A monstrously powerful telekinetic, Tornado is 2nd-rank S-Class hero, making her the second-strongest officially recognized hero in the One-Punch Man world. She’s also the elder sister of Hellish Blizzard, the 1st-rank B-Class hero. Though she’s 28 years old, her petite build often leads others to mistake her for a child.
Overwatch 2 is readily available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC. The One-Punch Man crossover event runs from March 7, 2023 to April 6, 2023.