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SINGAPORE, July 2, 2022 – Today, global interactive entertainment brand HoYoverse announced that Genshin Impact Version 2.8, “Summer Fantasia,” will be released on July 13, 2022. The Golden Apple Archipelago will greet Travelers again with brand-new areas, engaging stories, intriguing puzzles and treasures, and various island recreations. Meanwhile, Diluc and Fischl will sport fresh looks in their new outfits, while Kaedahara Kazuha and a bunch of old friends will be revisiting along with the new playable character Shikanoin Heizou.
The coming update will start the big Summertime Odyssey seasonal event in the company of Fischl, Xinyan, Kaedahara Kazuhaand Mona. The Golden Apple Archipelago has undergone a drastic makeover, adding new realms, extensive exploration gameplay, more treasure chest, and unexpected storylines about the Traveler’s companions. Those who experience these thrilling adventures may then have a chance to recruit the four-star playable character Fischl for free.
The Golden Apple Archipelago also offers refreshing island recreations whether players journey solo or with friends. During the “Resonating Visions” event, players may collect special conches carrying tales and messages and redeem Fischl’s new outfit. With the latest co-op event, “Reminiscent Regimen,” players can set sail with friends together and complete various challenges at sea.
Meanwhile, on land, Diluc, Kaedehara Kazuha, and the new playable four-star Shikanoin Heizou will receive events and stories of their own. Diluc will receive a new outfit featuring a distinctive look, new idle animation, and new effects, available in-store at a limited-time discount. The outfit also carries its back story that can be found in the “Hidden Strife” challenge event. Another character Kaedehara Kazuha is also ready to reveal more about himself with the first chapter of his Story Quest opening soon. Besides, his friend Shikanoin Heizou, a young genius crime solver for the Tenryou Commission, will premiere in Version 2.8. And players are welcome to join Heizou in being a detective for a day in his Hangout Event.
In combat, Shikanoin Heizouis noteworthy for being the first melee catalyst user in the game. He can deal Ameno damage with powerful strikes and kicks, and he can even cause extra elemental damage to enemies affected by Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro. Heizou will be available in the EventWishes of Kaedehara Kazuha’s and Klee’s rerun in the early phase of Version 2.8. Yoimiya’s Event Wish will be available in the later phase of the update.
GenshinImpact Version 2.8 will be arriving on July 13. With cross-save and cross-play, players can enjoy their adventure across PlayStation®, PC, Android, and iOS. The game has been rated T for Teen by ESRB on PS5, PS4, PC, and Google Play, and 12+ on iOS. For more information and updates, please visit Genshin Impact’s official website (genshin.hoyoverse.com) or follow @GenshinImpact on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
About Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action RPG that brings players to the visually stunning world of Teyvat. The player takes on the role of the mysterious “Traveler,” who sets off on a journey to discover the fate of their lost sibling and unveils the mysterious secrets of Teyvat along the way. Currently, players can explore Mondstadt, Liyue Harbor, and Inazuma, three of the seven major cities in Teyvat, each with unique cultures, stories, and vast regions. For more information and updates, please visit the official Genshin Impact website (genshin.hoyoverse.com) or follow @GenshinImpact on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
HoYoverse is an all-new forward-thinking brand that aims to create and deliver an immersive virtual world experience to players worldwide through a variety of entertainment services. The brand has brought fans and users popular games, including Genshin Impact, Honkai Impact 3rd, and Tears of Themis, as well as a wide range of entertainment content, including the virtual character Lumi and the N0va Desktop App, anime, manga, light novels, and music. In the future, HoYoverse will continue to expand its content production, technology research, and publishing duties through operations in offices in Montreal, Los Angeles, Singapore, Tokyo, and Seoul.