HoYoFair 2022 begins on September 24 with a demonstration of Genshin Impact fan art, and an excited fan showed a teaser trailer for the Raiden Shogun short cartoon, which will debut at the event. The fan event will take place just a few days before the debut of Genshin Impact version 3.1, which features the long-awaited desert region of Sumeru.
Reddit user u/rerieMidnight showed a teaser trailer for an animated short film showing the story of Shogun Raiden in Genshin Impact. The trailer begins with Hey, a young girl who eventually claims the mantle of Shogun Raiden and will lead Inazuma as her archon chief god. Hey is pictured with her sister Makoto and longtime friends from Inazuman. Players were shown a glimpse of Hey’s early life before he became Raiden Shogun, in a quest storyline called “Head of the Empress Umbrosa” in Genshin Impact. The new teaser trailer was released a day after HoYoverse announced the official anime adaptation of Genshin Impact.
Along with the teaser trailer, u/reverieMidnight announced the title of the short cartoon: “Dreams in Eternal Memory”. The animated short film will premiere at HoYoFair 2022, and it will show Shogun Raiden’s past life as Hey and “the meaning of impermanence for an eternal being.” In collaboration with HoYoverse, Dreams in Eternal Reminiscence will expand the early years of Hey’s life while remaining true to the source material found in Genshin Impact. In addition, the animated short film will probably give an idea of Aya’s adaptation to the role of Raiden Shogun and her struggle as a god.
Dreams in Eternal Reminiscence will make its debut along with many other fan creations in the special HoYoFair 2022 fan art program. HoYoverse strives to create strong connections with its player base with the help of fan art creators every year with HoYoFair. In addition, the company can thank its Genshin Impact community with special prizes, such as the Alienware x14 gaming laptop, the “Eclipsed Star” Ningguan figurine, the Dell Gaming Backpack 17 gaming Backpack and much more. The event will be broadcast live on the official Twitch Gaming channel, on the HoYoLab Twitter account and on the HoYoLab YouTube channel on September 24.
Fan creations such as the animated short film u/RERIEMIDNIGHT’s Dreams in Eternal Remembrance help strengthen the sense of community between developers and fans. In addition, HoYoFair allows HoYoverse to gauge fan interest in Genshin Impact and thank its player base with fun events outside of the open-world role-playing game. These connections are the key to growing a healthy Genshin Impact player base for years to come.
Version 3.1 will follow the HoYoverse content update formula with new areas, events and characters at the end of September. HoYoFair 2022 takes place a few days before the launch of Genshin Impact version 3.1 to once again raise the hype.
Genshin Impact is now available for Android, iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5. A version for the Nintendo Switch is in development, the release date has not been confirmed.