Today Genshin Impact developer HoYoverse revealed a new trailer introducing one of the new characters who will be made available with the first update of 2023.
The new character is Yaoyao from Liyue, Ganyu's young assistant who trained alongside Xiangling. She will become available the day the new update launches in the Caution in Confidence wish alongside another new character, the handsome scribe Alhaitham. Interestingly, there'll be a second wish titled Invitation to Mundane that will feature her alongside Xiao and both will also include Yun Jin and Xinyan.
Yaoyao is voiced by Kesley Jaffer in English and Mai Kadowaki in the Japanese version (which you can hear here). You probably know her as Emil in the NieR series, Mahira in Granblue Fantasy, llyasviel von Einzbern in the Fate series, and Rorona In the Atelier Arland series.
You can check out Yaoyao in action in the trailer below
"Yaoyao cares for others, no matter who they are. Whether it's her master, elders, friends, or passers-by, they can all feel her attentive care. Please don't take issue with her talkative nature. After all, it is highly probable that the affection and enthusiasm in her heart surpasses that of her words of concern."
The new update, numbered 3.4 and titled "The Exquisite Night Chimes," comes on January 18. it also includes new outfits for Lisa & Kamisato Ayaka. Of course, you can expect our coverage of it to continue as the release date comes closer.
If you're unfamiliar with Genshin Impact, it's currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, iOS, and Android. A Nintendo Switch version has been announced a long time ago, but HoYoverse has gone under the radar with it and has not said anything since despite confirming multiple times that it hasn't been canceled. We'll have to wait and see if 2023 will finally be the year of Genshin on Nintendo's console.