Genshin Impact

The game features a fantasy-based open world environment and action based battle system, using elemental magic, character switching and uses gacha game monetization for players to obtain rare characters, weapons, and other resources. A multiplayer mode currently allows up to four players to play together in the world and also tackle certain dungeons within the game. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Android and iOS on September 28, 2020. The game will be available on Nintendo Switch on an unannounced date.

Genshin Impact takes place on the fictional world of Teyvat, which is home to several nations. Each nation is associated with an element and worships a god associated with that element. A pair of twins arrive on Teyvat in the distant past, but are barred from leaving by an unknown god. After trapping one, she seals the other for some time. After the sealed twin, who is referred to as ‘Traveler,’ awakens, they travel across Teyvat with their newfound companion, Paimon, in a search for the other twin.

The game received fairly positive reception at release, with journalists praising the open world direction and the combat; however, criticisms were raised at its monetization. The game grossed over $100 million in less than two weeks, against a development and marketing budget of around $100 million.

Genshin Impact
Manufacturer MiHoYo
Genshin Impact Series
Genshin Impact PC, iOS, AND, PS4, SWITCH, XONE
Developer MiHoYo
Publisher MiHoYo
Genre Action role-playing
Release Date Sept 28, 2020
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