Blizzard released a single page comic Thursday that chronicles how Dr. Junkenstein returned after the storyline of last year’s Halloween event. The comic features the second group of heroes that are playable in the new Endless Night arcade game mode, Widowmaker, Torbjorn, Zenyatta, and Genji, with all of the heroes in familiar skins except for Genji.
Instead of his heavily mechanized robot ninja look, Genji is sporting more of a traditional samurai, full with what looks like a kimono, bamboo hat, and his sword on his back. Whatever indication that he is still at least somewhat mechanized is in the detail of his jawline, which shows a metallic mouth guard of some sort underneath his hat.
The skins of the other heroes featured are Viking Torbjorn, Cultist Zenyatta, and Huntress Widowmaker, which makes Genji’s look even more peculiar. It’s also a curious design as Genji has yet to get a single Halloween event skin to date, which would make this one his first one.
The comic is a direct sequel to the original story of Dr. Junkenstein, which was uncovered with the Halloween Terror comic titled “Junkenstein” last year. After being vanquished by the original four wanderers — Soldier 76, Ana, Hanzo, and McCree — he and his creations were brought back to life so Dr. Junkenstein could terrorize Aldersbrunn once again. The king would then send words of help through his ravens, which would be accepted by the four new playable characters in Endless Night.
Last year’s Halloween arcade mode, Junkenstein’s Revenge, is a co-op game mode in which four players players choose to play as either McCree, Soldier: 76, Hanzo, and Ana to defend Adlersbrunn from Junkenstein. The players’ objective is to hold out until the final wave while going up against hordes of Zomnics, Junkenstein’s Monster, the Witch of the Wilds, the Reaper, and Dr. Junkenstein himself. Endless Night is a derivative of Junkenstein’s Revenge, and it is a simple co-op horde mode that pits players against endless waves of enemies in incremental difficulty until either the enemies reach the doors of Adlersbrunn or the players get wiped out.
So, is the comic a teaser for a new Genji skin? Maybe. We’ll just have to see how it all plays out.