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Genshin Impact

Platform(s): Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, iOS
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: MiHoYo
Release Date: Sept. 28, 2020

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'Genshin Impact' v3.4 Update This Month, Adds Seasonal Events, New Area/Hero, Rewards, Limited-Time Card Game Mode - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2023 @ 10:15 a.m. PST

As an open world action title, Genshin Impact highlights its feature as freely explorable world, multiple playable characters, an in-depth elemental combo-based combat system and an engaging story.

Genshin Impact aims to offer an immersive adventure experience with vast, breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, an engaging element-based combat system, a diverse cast of characters with richly developed stories, and offers both the classic single-player mode and the cross-platform co-op mode for up to four players.

Players will take on the role of the mysterious "Traveler", setting off the voyage of finding their lost sibling, and ultimately unravels the mysteries of themselves and the world.

Joined by a lively companion called Paimon, players will explore the land filled with varied landscapes, culturally – diverse towns, and treacherous dungeons. By mastering the power of the seven elements with a custom party of up to 4 characters, players will overcome merciless foes and fiendish puzzles.

As a free-to-play online title, Genshin Impact enables players to explore Mondstadt and Liyue Harbor – two of the seven major cities in Teyvat – each with unique cultural ambience, stories, vast surrounding landscapes full of diverse creatures and enemies, mysteries, and hidden treasures. Furthermore, the game will continue to expand with more cities, following stories, new characters and seasonal events through live-service updates to enrich the gameplay and expedition in the continent of Teyvat.


HoYoverse released more details about Genshin Impact’s Version 3.4, "The Exquisite Night Chimes," arriving soon on January 18, 2023.

In this update, players can look forward to the grand annual celebration of Lantern Rite, competitions in Inazuma, elegant outfits, and rich rewards, including a free four-star Liyue character and a total of 13 Intertwined Fates! Two new characters, Alhaitham and Yaoyao will become playable as powerful allies, while in the distant desert of Sumeru, a new area with long-lost ancient remains and mysteries finally reveals itself amidst the sandstorms.

As the new year in Teyvat approaches, Liyue once again shines in the full splendor of Lantern Rite. This year's festivities include a music festival featuring guests from afar and a Paper Theater performance, a beloved folk art show performed by local veteran artisans with the help of the Traveler. Many different mini-games are also available during Lantern Rite, e.g. Radiant Sparks, the latest racing game where players have the ability to become part of a rising fireworks display. By completing this season's events and challenges, rewards including 10 plus 3 Intertwined Fates, a four-star Liyue character, and Lisa's new outfit can all be claimed for free.

In distant Inazuma, many challengers have gathered to take part in two unique competitions. In the "Warrior's Spirit" contest organized by the Yashiro Commission, contestants will duel using traditional Inazuman sword techniques, and enjoy an exhibition match between a special guest and Kamisato Ayaka in her brand-new outfit. In the meantime, Arataki Itto is setting up the stage for the "Beetle Brawl," where participants have to duel with their Onikabuto.

Two more new playable Dendro characters will be available in the upcoming release. Alhaitham will finally be playable as a 5-star sword wielder after his impressive presence in Sumeru's main storyline. In his Story Quest "Vultur Volans Chapter," players can find out what the rational and intelligent Scribe of the Akademiya went through after the events of Sumeru's main story. In combat, Alhaitham can create "Chisel-Light Mirrors" to convert his attacks into Dendro Damage, unleash coordinated attacks, and increase the damage dealt by his Elemental Burst, etc. to make combat easier. The second new Dendro character, Yaoyao is an endearing child from Liyue and can be recruited as a four-star character. In battle, Yaoyao wields a polearm and uses the adeptus-crafted device "Yuegui" to deal more damage or heal her teammates. While exploring, she will not spook nearby creatures when approaching them. Alhaitham, Yaoyao, and Xiao will be available during the first half of Version 3.4's Event Wishes, and the latter half will feature Hu Tao's and Yelan's reruns.

However, mysteries and dangers also lurk in the Desert of Hadramaveth, a new area located northwest of the Sumeru region. A perpetual gigantic tornado sits in the center of the desert, bringing turbulent storms and buried secrets back to the surface. Following the World Quest "Golden Slumber," players can begin another adventure with Jeht from the Tanit Camps, encounter a mysterious Magic Bottle and embark on a quest to find the lost-lost Orchard of Pairidaeza (now referred to as the Eternal Oasis by the desert dwellers), where legend has it that King Deshret froze time here in commemoration of the Goddess of Flowers.

After Genius Invokation TCG was introduced in Version 3.3, a limited-time game mode with a special rule will be featured in each subsequent update. For Version 3.4, the limited-time rule is to skip the Roll Phase and obtain 8 Omni Dice directly. Also, two new character cards, Klee and Beidou, will be added to the game in this upcoming update.

Supporting cross-save across all -platforms, Genshin Impact is currently available for PS4, PS5, PC, iOS and Android, and coming to Nintendo Switch at a later time.



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