The Overwatch Archives Bushi Genji skin was revealed on social media for the popular lore-related event that starts April 6. It features armor similar to that of a samurai, and a katana with a more ornate hilt.
"Bushi" is a Japanese word that can mean "warrior," and this is perhaps where the developers got inspiration for the aspect as it hints at Genji's Japanese origins. Another nod is the helmet that Genji wears when donning this skin.
Overwatch Archives Bushi Genji Skin Revealed
The helmet is similar to the kabuto that ancient Japanese warriors used, although in later periods it became an important part of the samurai traditional armor. If you look at this post, Oriental Souls elaborates more on the kabuto helmets and their parts. This is the first instance we actually see a tatemono mounted ornament on Genji.
This isn't the first time Genji has received an event skin during Archives. He notably received his Blackwatch skin during the first-ever Archives event. The Bushi skin is sure to be popular among Overwatch fans when the event kicks off.
Blizzard also revealed the Mousquetaire Widowmaker skin ahead of the Archives event.
Overwatch Archives 2021 kicks off April 6.