As part of the 2.6 Special Program, the Genshin Impact Ayato banner and Ayaka and Venti rerun banners were confirmed. This means both Kamisato siblings will be featured. In addition, there will be a story quest for Ayato called Cypressus Custos Chapter: Act 1. Ayato and Venti will appear in the first phase, while Ayaka will appear in the second phase.
Ayato is the new five-star heading to Genshin Impact, and his banner will be the first in 2.6. Like his sister, he’s a sword user. However, while she’s a Cryo type unit, he is a Hydro character. He will be the first five-star Hydro swordsman. (While Childe uses two swords for his Elemental skill, he is a five-star archer.) Xingqui appeared at launch and is a four star Hydro swordsman. Alongside him will appear a new five-star sword on the weapon banner. It is called Amenoma.
Ayato is voiced by Chris Hackney in English. He also played Dimitri in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Athrun Zala in Gundam series, and Asura in Naruto Shippuden. He is voiced by Akira Ishida in Japanese. Ishida also voices Athrun Zala in Japanese and played Gaara in Naruto Shippuden.
Kamisato Art: Kyoka is his Elemental Skill and creates a watery illusion. It also can deal AOE damage to foes. His Elemental Burst is Kamisato Art: Suiyuu causes bloom water blades to fall in a field around him for a brief time, while also providing boosts to allies.
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As for the returning characters, both Venti and Ayaka will be back. Venti is a five-star Anemo archer, and his banner first debuted when Genshin Impact launched back in September 2020. His first rerun appeared in March 2021.
As for Ayaka, this will be five-star Cryo swordswoman’s first Genshin Impact rerun banner. She debuted in July 2021 when Inazuma launched. However, she was the second playable character from the region to appear in the game. Kazuha, the first, showed up in June 2021.
Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. It will also come to the Nintendo Switch. The Genshin Impact Ayato banner and Ayaka and Venti rerun banners are on the way.