Genshin Impact

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Name: Genshin Impact
Abbreviation(s): Genshin
Creator: miHoYo
Date(s): Released 28 September 2020
Medium: Action role playing video game
Country of Origin: People's Republic of China
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Genshin Impact, known in East Asian countries as Genshin (Chinese: 原神, pinyin: Yuánshén; Japanese: 原神, rōmaji: Genshin; Korean: 원신, romaja: Wonsin), is an action role-playing gacha game developed and published by miHoYo.




The release of Genshin Impact was highly anticipated.

In particular, some fans of the 2017 game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BotW) were hyped for Genshin due to perceived similarities between the two games,[1] such as the HD cell-shaded art style and open world environment.

There are cultural differences between the Chinese-Speaking Fandom and the English-Speaking Cmedia Fandom.

Sites and communities

Controversies and drama

Genshin and DSMP


As with other gacha games, the gacha system can be controversial in the gaming community. Some see the gacha system as unfair, and even exploiting addictive tendencies in players.

Fanon and tropes

Fan theories and speculation


Example fan works

Fan fiction

Fan art



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Fan communities and archives

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