Genshin Impact 2.0 broadcast event finally lifts curtains on the upcoming huge update to the popular gacha style role-playing game. Developer miHoYo drops a new trailer giving us an early preview of Ganshin Impact‘s ver 2.0.
The new version promises to bring some massive changes and improvements to the existing gameplay. One highlight includes the addition of the Japanese-style Inazuma region. In addition, three new characters are available to unlock through the game’s gacha system. Out of the three debutants, Kamisto Ayaka and Yoimiya have two stars whereas Sayu gets the four-star treatment.
Another noticeable enhancement relates to cross-save functionality between mobile, consoles, and PC.
To get a visual idea, check out the recent trailer for the update, below.
For more details, read the following passage highlighting the main characteristics of the Inazuma region:
Unlike Mondstadt and Liyue, Inazuma is surrounded by the sea on all sides and consists of six main islands, often accompanied by a strong sea breeze and thunderstorms. Although Inazuma is greatly affected by fleeting lightning and the Electro element, the Electro Archon who rules the area has turned to the pursuit of eternity. Throughout the adventure in Inazuma, players will be able to explore the unique cultural landscapes, stories, secrets, and historical connections to Inazuma and the Electro Archon on each of the different islands, as well as the answers to eternity from the Electro Archon herself.
As for the new heroes, miHoYo chose to introduce the new characters in the following terms:
Kamisato Ayaka, the daughter of the Yashiro Commission’s Kamisato Clan, is often conceived as dignified, elegant, wise, and strong by the locals. She has been familiar to many fans and players since closed beta testing, and will be added as a five-star Cryo sword user. Yoimiya is the other five-star character joining in Version 2.0. She’s a Pyro archer and an expert in fireworks. Known as the “Queen of the Summer Festival,” Yoimiya excels in her craft of creating fireworks that symbolize people’s hopes and dreams. The last character, Sayu is a new four-star ninja character who wields an Anemo Visionanda giant claymore bigger than herself.
Genshin Impact is already out on PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile platforms. 21 July marks the launch date for Version 2.0.