HoYoVerse is teasing the upcoming Genshin Impact update with some animated goodness. A new Genshin Impact anime trailer stars the characters of Sumeru. It’s a brief montage, but also a departure from the usual practice of using in-engine CG and 3D models for cinematics. It also features many of the characters introduced individually as part of the promotional buildup to Sumeru.
Check it out below.
The Genshin Impact anime trailer for Sumeru shows off brief glimpses of the Traveler (Aether) and Paimon, as well as the Sumeru characters Tighnari, Collei, Alhaitham, Dori, Cyno, Dehya, Nilou, and Nahida. The trailer itself is narrated by Nahida. In English, Nahida is voiced by Kimberly Anne Campbell, who provided the voice of Nagatoro from Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro. In Japanese, she’s voiced by Yukari Tamura, who also voices Qiqi, as well as Suzuha from Steins;Gate.
In her narration, Nahida emphasizes that everything in this world “runs on a loop”. She challenges the Traveler to find the truth underneath the complexities of Sumeru (and Teyvat). She also refers to herself as “just the moon”, with an unnamed “Sun” having long gone. Based on information from last month’s Sumeru preview, she may be referring to the previous Dendro Archon, who established the systems that run Sumeru in the present.
Genshin Impact is available on iOS, Android, PS4, PS5, and PC. The Sumeru update, version 3.0, is coming soon.