In August of last year, publisher miHoYo revealed Genshin Impact, an open-world adventure which appears to take a healthy amount of inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. So much so, in fact, that one irate fan got so upset that Sony would choose to promote such a game that he actually smashed up his PS4 in protest.
He wasn't the only one who was displeased; other Zelda fans turned up at a show where Genshin Impact was being demonstrated and held aloft their copies of Breath of the Wild, as well as making (ahem) rude hand gestures. You could say they were less than impressed with miHoYo's efforts.
We dread to think what those same individuals will think now that it has been confirmed that Genshin Impact is also coming to the Switch. Previously planned for a 2020 release, the publisher is now saying a solid release date is "to be announced" – but to seemingly calm any negative reaction to a delay, it has also revealed a new area in the game, called "Of the Land Amidst Monoliths."
Like Breath of the Wild, Genshin Impact is an open-world action-adventure which the player character can explore freely, using skills such as climbing or gliding. Another similarity with Nintendo's game is a focus on cooking meals which have both positive and negative effects on the player character. Speaking of which, Genshin Impact offers 30 playable characters, and it's possible to have command of up to 4 at any one time. A manga series has been running since before the game started development, which you can read here.
There's no word on a western release at the time of writing, but what do you make of this title coming to Nintendo's system? Let us know with a comment.