During The Game Awards 2022, a Genshin Impact commercial offered our first official in-game look at Yaoyao. The character first came up during early announcements and art, but didn’t appear in the game proper. This is due to her apparently being a Dendro character, and the element not being in the game at launch. However, at the end of the latest commercial she makes a brief cameo.
This is the full ad that appeared at the event.
Here is an isolated video clip, which was captured and shared by HDRsaputra on YouTube. At the 1:23 minute mark, Yaoyao makes her Genshin Impact debut. She’s in Liyue and appears to be at the docks near some of the ships. She apparently sees somebody coming to shore, then runs off excitedly. It doesn’t confirm her element or weapon.
A few Genshin Impact characters mention Yaoyao in their voice lines. For example, Beidou notes that she likes to come onboard her The Crux ships. Ganyu mentioned even she tries to keep an eye on her. Ningguang talks about her love for seafood. She also is strongly connected to Xiangling, as she was learning from the Wanmin chef.
Genshin Impact is available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile devices. The current new characters are the five-star Wanderer (Scaramouche) and four-star Faruzan.