The game that received a lot of attention when it was first announced in June 2019, ‘Genshin Impact,’ is officially scheduled to release in autumn this year, by early October 2020, on PlayStation 4. Later, they will be made available on other platforms like Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch. It is going to be the second game from miHoYo after ‘Gun GirlZ’, which will feature an original IP.
The game will be localized for twelve different languages, with Japanese, Chinese, and Korean being the more pronounced ones. Although the game is titled differently for a particular language, the primary meaning in all of them remains the same, that is, ‘Primordial Gods.’
Last year in a promotional video of the Tokyo Game Show, the characters of Genshin Impact and their corresponding Japanese voice cast were released. The male traveler will be voiced by Alejandro Nino, while the female traveler will be voiced by Aoi Yuki. As far as the other characters are concerned, Jean will be voiced by Chiwa Saito, Amber, voiced by Manaka Iwami, Lisa, voiced by Rie Tanaka, Kaeya, voiced by Kosuke Toriumi, Barbara, voiced by Akari Kito, Diluc, voiced by Kensho Ono, Venti, voiced by Ayumu Murase, Paimon, voiced by Aoi Koga, Xiangling, voiced by Ari Ozawa, Kamisato Ayaka, voiced by Saori Hayami, and Razor, voiced by Koki Uchiyama. New names were included in the list of characters this year.
Genshin Impact Gameplay
The game has been set in the world of Mondstadt and Liyue, both in Teyvat, where a few special individuals, selected by God are given magical gemstones that provide them the ability to authorize over a particular element. The seven elements that are included in the game are— Cyro, Dendro, Hydro, Pyro, Anemo, Geo, and Electro. At the beginning of the game, the player plays the role of a traveler looking for his/her lost sibling, which also indicates that we can decide the gender of the traveler. As the game advances, the player gets to control several other characters that the traveler meets on his way, each having unique personalities and extraordinary abilities, as they take in charge of quests for understanding the history of Gods of that world.
The multiplayer game will be having an open-world map, which the traveler needs to explore by walking, swimming, climbing, gliding as required. The game allows the players to control a maximum of four characters at a time. New characters will be unlocked as the players advance in the game and complete different quests. In this way, a total of thirty characters can be unlocked. Moreover, we will have crossplay options. Each of the characters will feature two different combat skills: the normal one, which can be used anytime excluding the cool-down period after use, and the special one, which has an energy cost, asking the players to gather sufficient energy at first.
One of the important aspects of the gameplay includes the cooking part. Users can accumulate many resources in the course of their journey, and turn a few of them into dishes by cooking. The dishes possess different purposes, including regeneration of characters’ heath points, boosting attacks, and defending themselves.
The trailer of Genshin Impact has already been released by PlayStation. You can take a look at it right here if you want to get a clearer picture of the gameplay.