Genshin ImpactThe characters of are its greatest asset, so developer Hoyoverse naturally strives to control how and when information about them is revealed to the game’s massive player base. Nevertheless, genshin has been struggling with leaks since its release, and no Scope of Legal Action has prevented leakers from being the de facto news source for most online gaming community members. This time there is no obvious winner in the arms race between Hoyoverse and the leakers. While aspiring Hydro user Yelan leaked her look a month ago, the developers managed to keep the design of the similarly forthcoming Kuki Shinobu a secret until then a few hours ahead of their official unveiling this morning. Both characters are expected to be released in the next patch if Hoyoverse sticks to its current drip marketing schedule.
Some characters are teased in lore materials before their official release, but Hoyoverse usually keeps a low profile until the characters are almost ready to be made available. Prior to the official confirmation of these characters’ upcoming playability this morning on Twitter, Yelan wasn’t even officially acknowledged, while Kuki Shinobu was teased in Arataki Itto’s announcement. Yelan becomes a hydro characterand Kuki Shinobu will be a electrovision holder. While none of their weapons have been revealed, leakers (who have since been hit by copyright claims) have previously shown that Yelan will be a bow user. There is still no reliable information about Shinobu’s weapon or playstyle.
The relative lack of accurate design leaks on Shinobu is surprising, but not unprecedented. Arataki Itto is another character whose information managed to remain well hidden before being officially revealed. And while the Shinobu leaks often turned out to be inaccurate, they still managed to widely mislead fans. As a matter of fact, fan art was from Shinobu widespread (and wrong). on the web as the official design and rumors speculated that she used the same child model as Sayu. Now we’ve seen that she uses a completely different character model. The Shinobu Leaks saga is a cautionary tale for genshin Players to take leaks and rumors with a grain of salt. Or maybe a whole spoonful.
Kuki Shinobu was originally introduced as the deputy of the Arataki Gang – a ragtag group of misfits led by Arataki Itto. the official blog has since revealed that she has a good relationship with Inazuma’s government and that she has a reason to avoid Narukami Grand Shrine. Jelans biography manages to say a lot without saying anything at all – she is a suspicious character with many disguises, and even her profession is not binding on whether she really works for Liyue’s service or not.
Despite the global pandemic, Hoyoverse has consistently produced regularly scheduled updates for Genshin Impact. There is no official release date for the next patch, but 2.7 is expected to arrive in six weeks.
https://kotaku.com/genshin-impact-yelan-kuki-shinobu-hoyoverse-leaks-arata-1848714729 Genshin Impact’s new characters have been revealed amid the ongoing leak war