Genshin Impact has a brand new Anemo character on the way. The popular ARPG’s developer, HoYoverse, today confirmed via Twitter that, after months of speculation, new character Shikanoin Heizou will eventually be making his way to Teyvat, and into the hands of players.
A “young detective from the Tenryou Commission”, Heizou is partly-responsible for Inazuma’s security. According to Yashiro Commissioner Kamisato Ayato, the upcoming addition to the roster of Genshin Impact characters “has admirable wit and insight. While he is unfettered and unrestrained in demeanor, one should not dismiss his talents.”
While HoYoverse hasn’t confirmed Heizou’s rarity or weapon type, reliable community leakers ‘UBatcha’ and ‘Lumie’ may be able to help us out. According to UBatcha, Heizou will be a four star character, while Lumie says he will be the first male Catalyst user. As a new Anemo unit, it’ll be interesting to see where Heizou will fit in relative to the likes of Sucrose and Kazuha who constitute the majority of Anemo slots in current meta teams.
You can check out Heizou, described by HoYoverse as “free-spirited and unruly, but cheerful and lively” below.
Shikanoin Heizou ‧ Analytical Harmony
Detective of the Tenryou Commission
— Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact) May 16, 2022
With another new character set to appear on the Genshin Impact banner soon, we can’t wait to see how Heizou will interact with the game’s ever-expanding roster.