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Genshin Impact dev addresses Zelda: Breath of the Wild comparisons

Posted on September 25, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Genshin Impact

Since Genshin Impact’s initial reveal, the open-world action RPG has drawn plenty of comparisons to Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Developer miHoYo has now issued a statement about the matter.

Speaking with FreeMMOStation, miHoYo said that Nintendo’s Switch title was an inspiration, but says the two titles are ultimately different. The studio noted that “Genshin Impact features a fully original story and characters, and the core gameplay revolves around assembling a party of multiple characters and engaging in a combat system based on interactions between different elements.”

The full statement reads:

“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the most popular and respected titles in the industry, and one which our staff hold in high regard. In a post that our team circulated to players last year, we mentioned that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was one of our inspirations for creating Genshin Impact as an open-world action RPG. That said, it is important to note that once you actually pick up the game, you will find the experience of Genshin Impact to be very different from that of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Genshin Impact features a fully original story and characters, and the core gameplay revolves around assembling a party of multiple characters and engaging in a combat system based on interactions between different elements. As we go from closed beta to official release, players will soon be able to discover the unique features and joy that Genshin Impact delivers.”

Genshin Impact is planned to release on Switch, though a release window hasn’t been announced.

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