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Extra lore has been launched surrounding the historical past of Overwatch’s Shimada Clan—and it seems to be just like the Shimada brothers have a brand new enemy on their arms.
Overwatch revealed a brand new piece of lore at present surrounding the historical past of Genji and Hanzo’s clan of their house of Hanamura, exhibiting a brand new aspect to their story that’s grown over the course of 5 years.
The letter is written by Asa Yamagami, a lady whose husband, Toshiro, was seemingly captured by the rival Hashimoto Clan, leaving her and her younger daughter alone in Kanezaka hoping that the Shimada Clan may retain the peace. She mentions that her husband left a set of blades for her daughter, but additionally cast many for the Hashimoto Clan in captivity.
In a current developer replace, Jeff Kaplan revealed that Kanezaka will join the rotation of Deathmatch maps in Overwatch in early 2021. And with this drop of lore, it looks like its launch is imminent.
Asa offers a descriptive look into the environment of Kanezaka that highlights the livelihood of the realm, in addition to its notable historical past as the house of the Shimada Clan. However evidently as of late, the Hashimoto Clan and their management of the realm have been the goal of vicious assaults by an unknown presence, which has solely heightened the strain and worry of the residents of Kanezaka who’re at their will.
This new lore drop could possibly be hinting at an upcoming launch of Kanezaka, in addition to the potential for a brand new occasion tied to it that includes the Shimada Clan in opposition to the Hashimoto Clan. There’s additionally the likelihood that this could possibly be the primary of many teasers for Hero 31, but it surely’s too early to say for certain.