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


Hanamura, Japan (formerly)

Nov 3 (Age: 40)


Storm BowStorm ArrowsSonic ArrowLungeDragonstrikeWall Climb

Storm Bow

Hold to charge then release to launch arrows further.

Storm Arrows

The next 5 arrows ricochet and fire instantly at reduced damage.

Sonic Arrow

Reveals enemies for a short time upon impact.


Double Jump.


Launch a deadly Dragon Spirit that devastates enemies it passes through.

Wall Climb

Jump at walls to climb up them.

Keys displayed are defaults for PC. They are configurable in game.


When his father passed, Hanzo was left to lead the Shimada ninja clan. The clan’s elders pushed him to bring his carefree brother, Genji, into line—leading to a confrontation where Hanzo struck Genji down. Horrified, Hanzo abandoned the clan, roaming the world in solitude as punishment. But now, finding out that his brother still lives, Hanzo must decide where this new path will take him.


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, having trained under swordmaster Asa Yamagami, mother of Kiriko Kamori.

Upon the death of his father, the clan elders instructed Hanzo to straighten out his wayward younger brother, Genji, so that he, too, might help rule the Shimada empire. When Genji 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.


For years, Hanzo traveled the world, perfecting his skills as a warrior, attempting to restore his honor and put the ghosts of his past to rest. His quest at last bore fruit many years after Genji’s death, when the two crossed paths—and fought—in their childhood home of Shimada Castle, which had long since been seized by the Hashimoto clan. Genji told Hanzo he had forgiven him and urged Hanzo to forgive himself. Amid new turmoil in their native Hanamura and around the world, the time may soon come when Hanzo must choose a side, but where he’ll land remains to be seen.

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