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Genshin Impact Lunar New Year Anime Unites the Four Archons

Genshin Impact Lantern Rite

January 22, 2023 was the official date of the Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year. To celebrate, HoYoVerse released a new animated Genshin Impact promo for Lunar New Year. It’s themed around the Lantern Rite, a yearly Genshin Impact event that coincides with the holiday.

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Centered around the ongoing Lantern Rite event, “The Exquisite Night Chimes,” the Genshin Impact Lunar New Year promo shows off various characters celebrating the night and visiting areas of Liyue Harbor. Playable characters from all the present regions of Genshin Impact‘s world of Teyvat make an appearance. These range from Mondstadt natives like Albedo, Klee (who drags Qiqi along), Jean, and Barbara to Liyue residents home for the holiday, like Keqing, Ganyu, Xiangling, Xingqiu, Chongyun, and Hu Tao.

Characters from far-off Inazuma also join the festivities. Itto and Kazuha walk the docks, and Beidou ferries in Yoimiya and Yae Miko. Ayaka and Ayato take a break from the Yashiro Commission to walk the streets. Even new additions from neighboring Sumeru arrive. Tighnari and Collei go shopping, while Dori sets her booth up next to Mona’s. Cyno is also there to dunk on Itto in what looks like a round of Genius Invokation. Somewhere above the main drag, four current and former Elemental Archons (Venti, Zhongli, the Raiden Shogun, and Nahida), share a toast. And as the fireworks and Lantern Rite ritual kick off, Yun Jin, Barbara, and Nilou share dancing tips. The clip closes out as the Traveler (as Aether) and Paimon share a moment with Xiao, who has always preferrred to watch the rite from afar.

Genshin Impact is available on iOS and Android, as well as PS4, PS5, and PC. The current Lantern Rite event is ongoing and will continue until February 6, 2023.

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