Genshin Impact has finally released the official trailer for the long-awaited and rumored 5-star banner character, Hu Tao. She is a Pyro-type Polearm user and is described as the 77th Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor.
Hu Tao's official character teaser was released a few days back, including a glimpse of her abilities in the forum announcement. The final trailer, however, does not include any of them. Instead, it focuses on her comical personality.
Early arrival of Hu Tao's trailer in Japan
The trailer for the 5-star banner character was released minutes ago on the official Japanese Genshin Impact YouTube channel. A global release for Hu Tao followed quickly after on the game's official YouTube channel for its global audience.
The video shows the character demo for Hu Tao, where she sneaks up on two men traveling in a forest. She also executes some of her attacks and skills, which are all Pyro-type ones, in a brief fight scene.
Comments about the trailer's release by the game's developer, miHoyo, emerged minutes after its launch on YouTube. Most were about the fans' excitement for Hu Tao's arrival on the next day, with her story quest "Papilio Charontis."
Genshin Impact x Hu Tao rumors
Rumors about the Pyro-type character began as early as Genshin Impact update 1.2. First noticed in the game's beta testing last year, she was seen and used by players who were a part of the beta stage.
Yet, she did not see a playable debut on the game's roster of characters anytime after. Hu Tao was not part of the Genshin Impact V1.2 but was rumored to be in the 1.3 update.
Genshin Impact's hints about a mysterious character banner's inclusion in V1.3 also led to the community speculating about her arrival date.Confirmation about Hu Tao's inclusion in the game's 1.3 update has been given by miHoYo.
Hu Tao will be making her appearance in Genshin Impact on March 2nd from 18:00 and will be available until March 16th 14:59:59. During this period, Hu Tao, along with the 4-star characters Xingqiu, Chongyun, and Xiangling, will be available in the character trial event.
Players with an adventure rank of at least 40 will be eligible to play her story quest upon its introduction.