Genshin Impact Xiao Story Teaser Retells The Story of The Yakshas
miHoYo revealed a new story teaser trailer with several illustrations depicting the backstory of Xiao and the Yakshas in Genshin Impact lore.
On January 27, miHoYo revealed the first Story Teaser trailer for Xiao in Genshin Impact (PC, PS4, PS5, Mobile, Switch soon). Xiao is the latest upcoming character in the open-world JRPG. He will be added through a new Gacha banner coming on February 3, along with the Version 1.3 update of Genshin Impact, All That Glitters. Everything we know so far about All That Glitters was revealed through a live stream. The Xiao Story Teaser trailer can be found down below.
Thousands of years before the journey of Genshin Impact‘s protagonist, Xiao and four other individuals were Yaksha, special Adeptus gathered by the Geo Archon Morax, also known as Rex Lapis. The Yakshas were tasked with defeating the evil born from the vengeful emotions of the gods slain before The Seven system was established. Where seven gods became the seven Archon, each ruling on one of the regions of Teyvat, the world of Genshin Impact. While The Seven changed over thousands of years, Rex Lapis was one of the original members of The Seven together with Anemo Archon Barbatos. Until the events depicted in-game in the Liyue main story chapter.
“I’m willing to protect you. But don’t think about getting close, and stay out of my way, or all that awaits you is regret.”
EN VA: Laila Berzins
JP VA: MATSUOKA Yoshitsugu
— Paimon (@GenshinImpact) January 27, 2021
The Xiao Story Teaser explained how after thousands of years of fighting, the Yakshas either all went mad or turned against each other. Three of them passed away, and another one disappeared completely. In the current era of Genshin Impact, only Xiao remains.
It’s important to note the story of the Yaksha is also touched upon in-game through a certain World Quest, The Yaksha’s Wish, which you can find in Minlin when exploring Liyue. This is one of the many reasons why Genshin Impact is so rich and interesting. We should be learning even more about Xiao when his Character Quest is added with the All That Glitters update.
Genshin Impact Xiao Story Teaser – Yakshas: The Guardian Adepti (Japanese, English, Korean)
miHoYo previously announced Version 1.3 will bring several adjustments to Geo characters such as Ningguang, Noelle, and Albedo. In particular, fan-favorite Zhongli will receive several enhancements after a controversy regarding his role gameplay wise. While a temporary list of adjustments for Zhongli was already revealed, the final changes will be detailed at a later date.
The newest character in Genshin Impact right now is “Plenilune Gaze” Ganyu . Be sure to check our quick guide on how to build her. The Ganyu gacha banner is ongoing until February 2. The Slime Paradise Web Event is also ongoing till January 31.