First Look: Genshin Impact, An Open-World RPG For PC And Smartphones

by Sage Ashford

Developer miHoYo (known for Honkai Impact 3rd) has revealed their upcoming game, Genshin Impact, complete with an announcement trailer. Though there’s no release date yet, miHoyo is currently accepting sign-ups for a closed beta release.  As it stands, the game’s beta is only available for people on PC or using iOS, and they intend to explain more about testing times as well as specs necessary later.

More information about the world of Genshin Impact can be found on their homepage:

Aeons ago, the elder elemental gods gave civilization to the human race, but the world soon splintered as corruption and greed grew without check. The gods watched from their abode in Celestia and selected the worthy to sit by their side and maintain the balance that hold the world together in one piece.

The world is divided into culturally unique environs and themes. Delve into the ruins of a blasted empire that went too far in forbidden technologies, scale massive gothic towers of medieval fortresses, savor fine tea from jade pavilions, spar with kenshis in Sakura woods, and let your imaginations go wild in this definitive Universe. The epic backstory and lore will enrich your thirst for more knowledge about this magical universe…

Genshin Impact also has a manga adaptation currently being adapted by Crunchyroll, that delves into the characters and the world of Teyvat. The manga can be found here. New chapters are released bi-weekly on the 15th and 30th of the month.

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