Genshin Impact is officially being turned into an anime with an adaption coming from Ufotable, the studio behind the critically-acclaimed Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba.
Announced during the Version 3.1 Special Programme, a short “concept trailer” was shown off. The trailer is made up of mostly environmental shots that show the animation style Ufotable will be going for. Interestingly, HoYoverse is labelling the anime a “long-term” project, indicating that it could be running for quite a while alongside the game. The Genshin Impact anime currently has no indicated release date or window.
This isn’t the first time Ufotable has adapted a video game into anime, as the studio previously produced Tales of Zestiria: Dawn of the Shepard, and has long worked on opening animations for games like Tales of Arise, God Eater, and Code Vein.
Of course, the other Genshin Impact news is the big 3.1 Version update, which debuts on September 28 and is called “King Deshret and the Three Magi.” This update introduces the brand-new nation of Sumeru, adding on a huge desert area in the process. The update continues the main story of Genshin Impact, and here’s the official overview.
“In contrast to the tropical rainforest, the harsh desert of Sumeru has a stark, dangerous beauty. In the heart of the desert stands the majestic Mausoleum of King Deshret and dungeons full of puzzles, mechanisms, and robotic guardians powered by ancient technologies of the perished god and his ancient civilization. The desert is also home to Aaru Village, the largest settlement of the desert people and a safe harbor for exiled scholars and a wealth of information. As players delve into the desert area, Sumeru’s Archon Quest continues to unfold as more factions make their appearances, including two Fatui Harbingers, Il Dottore and Scaramouche.”
Of course, there are also a wealth of additions coming to the game, including new dungeons, boss enemies, and playable characters. Here’s a quick overview of Version 3.1 via a press release from HoYoverse.
- Sumeru area extended by adding a huge desert area
- King Deshret’s Mausoleum, dangerous dungeons, and new Archon Quests with two Fatui Harbingers
- Two new boss enemies: Semi-Perpetual Control Matrix and Blightdrake with new character level-up materials
- Nilou, Cyno, and Candace joining as playable characters from Sumeru
- Reunion with Razor and other old friends in Mondstadt’s festival, Weinlesefest
- Events and rewards in and outside the game
Genshin Impact is currently available on PS4, PS5, PC, iOS, and Android.