Genshin Impact followers are doubtless gearing up for the next chapter within the ongoing free-to-play action RPG, as Chinese developer miHoYo launched a trailer for Genshin Impact Model 1.3 this week teasing its arrival on February 3, 2021. A brand new character named Xiao might be on the forefront of the next model replace with his personal summoning banner, nevertheless miHoYo has additionally paid particular attention to one of many game’s authentic characters this week.
Barbara is a Hydro-element character with healing skills from the in-game nation of Mondstadt who serves as each the Deaconess of the Favonius Church and a “shining starlet adored by all,” based on Genshin Impact’s web site. Whereas gamers can summon Barbara by the gacha system using Wishes, she can be obtained by all gamers without cost through the “Baptism of Music” occasion that became available on November 9, 2020. Consequently, many are doubtless attached to her, and miHoYo apparently determined to capitalize on this with a “Particular Video.”
The video, titled “An Idol’s healing Magic,” was posted by Genshin Impact’s YouTube account Friday. It turns the character right into a Digital YouTuber, or VTuber, who has a short interaction with the viewer (or Traveler) as a extra animated, full-bodied avatar. This one-sided interaction implies the Traveler has come to Barbara in search of advice on what to do as a result of they’re “feeling down.”
In alternate for 100 Spicy Dried Fish, Barbara reveals off her journal to the viewer, which she says holds each compliment, criticism, and hope that she has been provided, all of which gives her a “motive to endure.” It is a cute little interaction that ends with the Traveler apparently teasing Barbara about wanting to write down one thing about her within the journal, after which she says they’ll come and speak to her any time.
Barbara’s English VA Laura Stahl describes the video as, “Somewhat Barbara time to brighten your day” on Twitter, and the experimental video for Genshin Impact seems to be a success. With VTubers on websites like YouTube and Twitch making some huge cash in 2020 as already standard content creators corresponding to Imane “Pokimane” Anys obtained in on the trend of making anime-inspired 3D avatars, it isn’t laborious to see why miHoYo would soar on the trend to attach with followers.
The Chinese developer isn’t the one one which has gotten in on this trend. Riot Video games created VTuber fashions for League of Legends characters featured in a digital Ok-Pop group known as Ok/DA. That being stated, Riot has additionally acquired pushback for attempting to make its characters extra like actual celebrities, as many took subject with using the character Seraphine’s mental well being struggles to market her first look in November 2020.
That being stated, miHoYo’s video is seemingly made in good, innocent fun, and will probably be fascinating to see if extra are made sooner or later. Regardless, Genshin Impact followers have a lot to look ahead to in Model 1.3 next month.
Genshin Impact is available now on the App Store, Google Play, PC, and PS4, and is currently in trend for PS5 and Switch.