Genshin Impact Nintendo Switch Release Announced, New Trailer and Gameplay Details

Anime-like action RPG Genshin Impact by miHoYo will now release on Nintendo Switch as well as PS4, PC and smartphones.

January 14, 2020

MiHoYo published a brand new trailer for action RPG Genshin Impact, revealing the game will release on Nintendo Switch. Genshin Impact was already confirmed for PC, PS4, and mobile, and is scheduled to release on these platforms on 2020. Take note, however, that a release estimate wasn’t announced for the Switch version yet, though it’s highly likely it’ll launch in “2020” as well seeing how vast of an estimate this is. Another new trailer revealing the port town of Liyue Harbor was also revealed. Lastly, the official site revealed new gameplay details and screenshots via a new Paimon’s Sharing Session.

We first learned Genshin Impact will include character-focused quests to learn more about each of the characters.

Unlike the previous beta tests of the game, the final version will include more interactions with animals and plants. Materials collection will also be more exciting, with rare and legendary materials to find.

More screenshots and a new key visual artwork were also shared.

Both the new trailer revealing one of the new cities we’ll be able to explore in the final game, and the Switch release reveal trailer, are included below. Personally speaking, I’m pretty hyped for Genshin Impact, and a Switch release means another portable option besides smartphones. It’s important to note Genshin Impact first started off as a manga, which is still ongoing. You can find the chapters on the game’s official site. The Genshin Impact manga is pretty nice overall and the Switch release makes me even more excited now.

Genshin Impact was first announced in June 2019. The game is an action RPG where players can switch between different playable characters, each with unique abilities. You can read more on Genshin Impact with our past coverage. The previous trailer detailed the Japanese cast and some of the functionalities in the works. You can also watch more gameplay here.

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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