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Genshin Impact surprisingly drops the character banner of Shikanoin Heizou

The character banner of the Anemo character, Shikanoin Heizou has been revealed officially. This article says all about that.

Shikanoin Heizou official art

Travelers of Genshin Impact are not alien to getting surprises from the developers. Many a times, HoYoverse amazed its players by revealing the character designs that were totally unexpected from the fans. Another surprise was made today as the character banner of Shikanoin Heizou has been officially revealed.

Genshin Impact updates are currently on a hiatus as the pandemic situation took a toll on the gaming companies in China. The 2.7 update of the game that is going to introduce Yelan and Kuki Shinobu has been postponed but surprisingly, HoYoverse revealed the official art of Heizou.

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Genshin Impact Shikanoin Heizou banner revealed officially

Genshin Impact had recently announced the events for the third phase of the 2.6 update and also extended the existing character and weapon banner for an indefinite period of time. They have also been providing 400 weekly primogems as compensation for the 2.7 delay and 5000 realm currency for Serenitea Pot maintenance compensation.

As of now there is no release date available for the next update but players are only aware that Yelan and Kuki Shinobu will become playable when the update releases. The promotional art for the update was also leaked which even confirmed the rerun of Arataki Itto and Xiao. However, players were astonished to see the Shikanoin Heizou banner today.

Heizou is an Anemo character

From the official banner, it looks like Shikanoin Heizou is an Anemo character. However, his weapon is currently unknown. He is probably the last character from the Inazuma series but it was quite unexpected that he will be announced before 2.7 update. He has previously been mentioned as the detective of Tenryou commission and a distant cousin of Kano Nana, a priestess at the Grand Narukami Shrine.

What is known about Shikanoin Heizou?

Several fan arts were made on him, regarding him as the first character having a moustache but his character model indicates that he is a teenager who might have almost a similar height to Xiao. Kamisato Ayato mentions about him-

"Doushin Shikanoin has admirable wit and insight. While he is unfettered and unrestrained in demeanor, one should not dismiss his talents. The Tenryou Commission is incredibly fortunate to have such a man in their ranks."

Genshin Impact leaks stated him to be a 4-star character who is supposed to appear in the 2.8 update in a 5-star Anemo character’s banner, most probably Kazuha. However, the sudden banner revelation has put all things on a reset. Shikanoin Heizou could also be a 5-star character and players might have to wait longer for Kazuha.

His release date cannot be confirmed as of now, as there is uncertainty whether he will be seen in the next update or the 2.8 update. As for his weapon, leaks state that he is going to be the first male catalyst user in the game but he could also be a sword user.

Kano Nana interacts with the Traveler

Players should wait for more leaks on Heizou, now that his character banner has been dropped. They can keep a track on the official Genshin Impact channels in order to get more information.

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