HoYoverse Gamescom Announcements for Genshin Impact, Zenless Zone Zero, and Honkai: Star Rail

HoYoverse carried its two ongoing titles – Honkai: Star Rail and Genshin Impact – and its unreleased title – Zenless Zone Zero, to the main stage of the prologue of the annual gaming event, Opening Night Live of gamescom 2023. Prior to the impending 5-day offline showcase, HoYoverse sparked excitement and anticipation among fans with up-to-date announcements, character anecdotes, and dev’s talk which provided more insights into what to expect next.

The highly-anticipated urban fantasy ARPG title, Zenless Zone Zero, has unveiled its long-awaited update since its debut in 2022. Zhenyu Li, the producer of Zenless Zone Zero, has made an appearance on the stage and impressed global audiences with a glimpse at the exhilarating action gameplay and unique aesthetic style of this upcoming title.

The new trailer allows fans to take a peek at the project’s latest development progress. It not only highlights an immersive urban life experience through a series of diversified interactive systems in the city of New Eridu – the last urban civilization in the story of Zenless Zone Zero, but also reveals a brand-new combat mechanism that enables players to unleash flashy counterstrike while facing attacks.

Moreover, Zhenyu has also shared his insights into game development and what holds in the coming schedule: “We want to picture a world with our unique view for art style and action experience, but at the same time a world where players could resonate with their own”, said Zhenyu Li, “And now, we are more than thrilled to share that we are close to the next stage of Zenless Zone Zero, please stay tuned.”

Honkai: Star Rail is a brand-new space fantasy RPG with a journey through the immense worlds of the unknown. The game features fantasy elements with myths and legends integrated into the space sci-fi story. Combined with the intuitive turn-based combat system, diverse and distinctive companions, and immersive storylines, the title composes an interstellar melody filled with surprises and rewards!

Following up on the recent Honkai: Star Rail version 1.3 special program, the latest trailer at gamescom featured Fu Xuan, the ambitious Master Diviner of Divination Commission, who will soon join the roster as a playable character for the very first time. She has finally “become” the general of Luofu, fully responsible for the reconstruction efforts. The fresh animation content of another beloved character, Dan Heng • Imbibitor Lunae, was also highlighted, disclosing his mysterious past and capricious destiny. In addition, the title’s PlayStation®5 Technical Test was announced, as the registration will kick off on Aug 23 at 10 AM (UTC+8).

Genshin Impact, the open-world adventure RPG, has just launched its fifth nation, Fontaine. As shown in its latest trailer at gamescom Opening Night Live, epic adventures above the ground and deep underwater await players to explore with their new companions. Meanwhile, the Genshin Impact global community also hit a new milestone on Twitter (currently known as X). Across Genshin Impact’s official Twitter accounts in all languages, the total number of followers has reached 10 million in the past week.

As a worldwide popular title in its third year, Genshin Impact today brought another surprise to fans and gamers that its first international offline concert series, “Genshin Concert Tour: Melodies of an Endless Journey” will take place during Q4 2023 and Q1 2024 in 12 cities including Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Guadalajara, Boston, Osaka, Seoul, Los Angeles, Yokohama, Chicago, London, New York and Düsseldorf. Tickets for all concerts will go on sale in three weeks and more details can now be found at Genshin Concert official website https://hoyo.link/dvL4ESAL

From August 23-27, HoYoverse will deliver various live stage performances, offline contests, merchandise sales, and hands-on gameplay experiences in Hall 6, B030 at gamescom.

Source: Press Release