New trailers for Genshin Impact introduce the gangboss Kuki Shinobu

Genshin Impact

HoYoverse have released a pair of new trailers for Genshin Impact focusing on the gacha RPG’s latest character, Kuki Shinobu.

Kuki Shinobu is the brains of the Arataki gang, and uses her background in law and connections to Kujou Sara to help get the gang out of trouble whenever Itto gets too rowdy in the streets of Inazuma. She was introduced in 2.7‘s recent Perilous Trail story event, and also stars in the game’s most recent character Hangout quest.

In-game, Kuki Shinobu is a 4-star Electro sword character that focuses on support. Her Elemental Skill consumes some of her HP to create a Ring of Sanctification that follows the active party member, dealing Electro damage to nearby enemies and healing allies.

The healing amount scales based on Kuki Shinobu’s max HP, and if her health is in the red when she casts it, the healing amount is further increased.

Meanwhile, Kuki Shinobu’s Elemental Burst creates a field that deals continuous Electro damage, the power of which scales based on her max HP. Like her Elemental Skill, the effectiveness of her Elemental Burst is increased if her health is low, allowing the field to last longer before expiring.

Finally, Kuki Shinobu’s noncombat skill gives players extra rewards when she is dispatched on a 20-hour expedition in Inazuma.

You can see Kuki Shinobu in action in the trailers below.

Appropriately enough, Kuki Shinobu is available as part of the Oni Royale limited time wish banner, which sees the return of her goofball boss Arataki Itto. Besides increased pull rates from Kuki and Arataki, the banner also highlights Gorou and Chongyun.

There is also a new Epitome Invocation weapons banner that features increased pull rates for Arataki Itto’s Redhorn Stonethresher 5-star claymore, the Memory of Dust 5-star catalyst, and the 4-star weapons Lithic Blade, Lion’s Roar, Dragon’s Bane, Sacrificial Fragments, and The Stringless.

Genshin Impact is available and free-to-play on Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store and official website), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, AndroidiOS, and coming soon to Nintendo Switch. In case you missed it, you can find our Genshin Impact review here (we recommend it!).

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