MiHoYo has presented the first video
Since then many characters have been introduced, these are the core around which all the monetization of the game revolves. Xiao paints that he will be another “husbando”, a complicated character to use and that will require us to know how each element reacts to certain attacks.
His design presents him as a slender teenager with a mask and a spear that he uses as a weapon. We still don’t know much about his history, but the trailer suggests that he is a character who has suffered a lot in the past. Of course, this video is not a show of his abilities and powers in the game, it is only a cinematic introduction.
Xiao’s voice in Japanese is Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, known in his land for playing Kirito from Sword Art Online. In English, for her part, we have Laila Berzins, known for several roles in Hades such as Persephone and Demeter, as well as for playing Fanatio in Sword Art Online Alicization.
Now, the playable presentation of Xiao will probably be done in the next few hours and it will be then that the undecided will know if they are interested in getting Xiao or not through the game’s wish system (loot boxes). Update 1.3 will also bring the festival of lights and balance adjustments for various characters such as Zhongli, a new mission related to Dainsleif, as well as many more surprises that will reward four-star weapons and wishes.
Genshin Impact is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and mobile devices. Also, a Switch version is expected in 2021.