Hanzo Shimada from Overwatch

Hanzo Shimada is one of the playable heroes in Overwatch (2016) and one of the 21 launch characters.

He is from Japan, uses a Bow & Arrows for fighting and is classified as a Defense character.


Official Lore of Hanzo in Overwatch:

“Mastering his skills as a bowman and an assassin, Hanzo Shimada strives to prove himself as a warrior without peer.

The Shimada family was established centuries ago, a clan of assassins whose power grew over the years, enabling them to build a vast criminal empire that profited from lucrative trade in arms and illegal substances. As the eldest son of the family’s head, Hanzo was bound by duty to succeed his father and rule the Shimada empire. From a young age, he was trained for that responsibility, displaying a natural aptitude for leadership and possessing an innate understanding of strategy and tactics. He also excelled in more practical areas: he was a prodigy in martial arts, swordplay, and bowmanship.

Upon the death of his father, the clan elders instructed Hanzo to straighten out his wayward younger brother so that he, too, might help rule the Shimada empire. When his brother refused, Hanzo was forced to kill him. This act broke Hanzo’s heart and drove him to reject his father’s legacy, ultimately leading him to abandon the clan and all that he had worked so hard to attain.

Now, Hanzo travels the world, perfecting his skills as a warrior, attempting to restore his honor and put the ghosts of his past to rest.”



Hanzo Shimada from the Overwatch Games: an Overview

Charactername: Hanzo Shimada   Developed /Created by Blizzard Entertainment
Gameseries: Overwatch   First seen on:  PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One
First Game:  Overwatch   Year first seen:  2016
Last Game:  “”   Birthplace: Japan
Role(s) and Characteristics: Multiplayer Character   Weapons: Bow & Arrow
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Has Relations to: Genji Shimada (Brother)   See also:  



Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Hanzo Shimada from Overwatch


Hanzo Overwatch Official Game Art Render

Official Render Art of Hanzo in Overwatch (2016)



Hanzo Shimada in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Hanzo Shimada is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Hanzo Shimada



Hanzo & Genji Shimada

by Guzzardi

Hanzo from Overwatch by Larienne


by larienne



Updates and additions to the Hanzo Shimada Game Art Gallery:

01.11 Hanzo & Genji Shimada by Guzzardi added