‘Genshin Impact’ to Be Adapted as Anime Series

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An anime series based on popular open-world role-playing game “Genshin Impact” is officially in the works.

HoYoverse, the Shanghai-based game developer behind “Genshin Impact,” announced a partnership with Japanese animation studio Ufotable to develop an anime based on the RPG. It also released a three-minute “concept trailer” in announcing the project (watch below).

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“Let’s step into this vast magical world of adventure together!” the games company’s official “Genshin Impact” account tweeted Friday. “The long-term collaboration project between Genshin Impact and ufotable has begun.” The companies did not reveal an anticipated release date for the anime series, nor does the trailer provide firm clues as to what the show’s plot may center on.

First released in 2020, “Genshin Impact” has quickly become one of the highest-grossing mobile games. In the RPG, players travel throughout an open world in search of the Archons of the seven elements.

Ufotable’s projects have included “Ninja Nonsense,” “Coyote Ragtime Show,” “The Garden of Sinners,” “Fate/Zero” and “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.” In addition, the studio has worked on other adaptations from gaming properties, including “God Eater” and “Tales of Zestiria the X,” both based on Bandai Namco titles.

The announcement of the “Genshin Impact” anime came during HoYoverse’s first-look reveal for version 3.1 of the game, which is slated to become available Sept. 28. According to the company, the update for “Genshin Impact” (Version 3.1 “King Deshret and the Three Magi”) will expand the new region of Sumeru by adding a huge desert area; will introduce King Deshret’s Mausoleum, dungeons, new Archon Quests and weapons; two new boss enemies: Semi-Perpetual Control Matrix and Blightdrake with new character level-up materials; and three playable characters from Sumeru (Nilou, Cyno and Candace).

HoYoverse’s parent company is miHoYo, which established the HoYoverse brand earlier this year. The games studio’s other releases include RPG “Honkai Impact 3rd.”

Watch the concept trailer for the “Genshin Impact” anime series:

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