Genshin Impact takes inspiration from popular action RPGs and adapts it into a unique open-world experience for players to discover. Over the past two years, players within the Genshin Impact The community paid tribute in a number of ways, including selling custom merchandise and fan art. Now a Genshin Impact fan combined the world of NieR Automata with a popular character from the Inazuma region.
Before boarding Inazuma in Genshin Impact main story, the traveler must first help Captain Beidou and his crew prepare to set sail. In the process, the Traveler encounters Kaedehara Kazuha, a wandering samurai from Inazuma and a temporary member of Beidou’s crew. A mini-tournament is held in the Guyun Stone Forest of Liyue and the traveler enters to face some of the best warriors in the region. A Masterless Vision is the grand prize and after the tournament is over, Kazuha reveals that the vision belonged to a deceased friend of Inazuma. Kazuha swears to see the Traveler again after Beidou and the crew set sail, and the main story continues in the Inazuma region.
Reddit user u/lychee990 drew some awesome fan art of Genshin Impact Kazuha in the world of NieR: Automata, combining inspiration and references from both games into a single work. Kazuha is dressed in a black outfit with a blindfold, which is similar to the appearance of 9S in NieR Automata. However, Kazuha’s outfit is unique with references to her own outfit. Genshin Impact such as the Inazuman Sword and the Anemo Vision Crest. In addition, a pod of NieR Automata is represented with a Primogem symbol.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was one of the main sources of inspiration for the development of Genshin Impactbut NieR Automata was another inspiration behind some gameplay aspects. For example, the animations found in the game are inspired by NieR automata combat such as running animations and equipped weapons floating behind a character. Genshin Impact garnered criticism online for its highly inspired animations, but the controversy would be dispelled with the introduction of new story content and updates.
The illustrations by u/lychee990 are a brilliant combination of Genshin Impact and NieR Automata with precise details. The fan art also highlights the Genshin Impact community as a positive and creative outlet as players share their enjoyment of other games while anticipating the next major update.
Genshin Impact version 3.0 is coming soon and many new characters from the Sumeru region will be introduced. Some of these characters could eventually gain popularity on a similar level to Kazuha’s, which would lead to more impressive fan art of the Genshin Impact community.
Genshin Impact is available now for Android, iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. A Nintendo Switch version is in development with no confirmed release date.
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