HoYoverse published on July 29 a new Genshin Impact Sumeru teaser video, featuring another discussion with the developers, who introduced several more characters: Tighnari, Al-Haitham, Dehya, Nilou, Nahida, and Cyno. There are several noteworthy pieces of info in the video. We detailed them below together with our first impressions.
This time, the video features Yogurt, a core member of the Genshin Impact scriptwriter team. This is now the third teaser trailer with the developers detailing some of the creation process behind Sumeru. The fourth region of Teyvat will be released with Version 3.0 coming on August 24, 2022. From what we’ve seen of it so far, the map design of the region looks incredible, which makes sense seeing the developers are much more experienced now. Every region and sub-area so far, Dragonspine, Enkanomiya, The Chasm, was great to explore, and it looks like Sumeru will surpass them all.
Next, it’s important to note that this is the first time ever that Al-Haitham, Dehya, Nilou, and Nahida were officially revealed with gameplay footage. All these Sumeru characters were leaked several weeks ago in an unprecedented leak before the Version 3.0 Closed Beta Test had even begun. This prompted many leakers to avoid talking about the leaks themselves to avoid getting on HoYoverse’s radar.
Tighnari was revealed with Collei during the latest Drip Marketing. Meanwhile, Cyno initially appeared in the Genshin manga (with Collei) and later on was showcased as the representative character of Sumeru in the Teyvat Story Chapter trailer.
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When it comes to Sumeru’s story, the trailer also officially introduced a group of mercenaries called The Eremites. Dehya is also part of that group. The trailer also showcased some of the mushroom-based fauna of Sumeru, which was already teased with what we’ve seen deep inside The Chasm.
Next, the trailer also revealed that Al-Haitham is from the Haravatat in the Akademiya. We don’t know what the Haravatat is in Sumeru yet, but we’ve heard about the Akademiya many times in-game. We’ll meet Al-Haitham for the first time when visiting Port Ormos. Meanwhile, Nilou is an artist and dancer, a rare way of life for Sumeru’s inhabitants who prioritize rationality and wisdom.
It’s also interesting to note the developers didn’t mention whether Nahida is supposed to be the current Dendro Archon or not and only called her a “mysterious” character. Still, it doesn’t seem like a big reveal is brewing there, seeing the Statues of the Seven we’ll use in Sumeru look similar to Nahida.
Last but not least, at the end of the video, the developers also teased more Sumeru characters to come. This makes perfect sense seeing only 7 characters were revealed so far. In comparison, Inazuma already has 14 characters.