After revealing the trailer on their YouTube channel, the official Genshin Impact Twitter profile confirmed the previously leaked release date for the upcoming character - Hu Tao.
After months of back-and-forth speculations, the official Genshin Impact Youtube channel has finally revealed the new character Hu Tao. The trailer has already gathered over two million views in just two days, which again proves that she'll probably be one of the fan-favourite characters in the game.
Even though she wasn't announced in the first place, she will be a part of the 1.3 update which already gave us Xiao and Keqing banners. Many fans speculate that the main reason for her absence from the first phase of 1.3 is because her theme is related to death and pairing death-themed topics with the Chinese New Year (Xiao and Keqing banners) is considered taboo in the Chinese culture.
In some of our previous articles, we have already mentioned that a couple of leaks revealed that her release date could be on March 2. The official Genshin Impact Twitter finally confirmed the previously mentioned date.
Mihoyo also revealed the three four-star characters that will be featured on Hu Tao's banner:
It was pretty unusual that they've decided to include Xiangling in the banner considering that they share the same element and weapon type. Hu Tao, Xiangling and Chongyun also share the same talent ascension materials - Teachings of Diligence.
As for the next Genshin Impact character, there is no official information on who it might be but we expect Rosaria to arrive at the world of Teyvat considering all the major gameplay leaks that we've seen in the recent couple of weeks. It should be noted that the same scenario happened with Xiao and Hu Tao as well.