Genshin Impact has shared high-quality assets of the Inazuma Region – the third of the game’s seven main cities. First shown during the 1.5 livestream, now we can see in more detail some of what to expect from the land of the Electro Archon.
Tenshukaku, Inazuma City
The crown jewel of Inazuma is Tenshukaku, forming the capital of the region. According to the Special Program, the Electro Archon lives in the palace, at the highest point of the Inazuma region. It’s safe to assume that the region’s Archon Quest will greatly feature Tenshukaku, seeing as unlike the Liyue and Monstadt chapters of the story, this is the first region who’s Archon is present.
Many of the comments during the livestream talk about the Inazuma region discuss the region’s war-filled past, with a lot of the region still reeling from the effects of that war. One of these is Mikage Furnace, the cliff-side smelting facility in one of Inazuma’s many islands. Rather than remain a bustling hub of production, miHoYo says the region’s history of war has brought all that to a halt.
Surrounding Mikage Furnace is Tatarasuna, a mountainous are full of flowers. Despite the effects of the war on the rest of the region, the Special Program described this part of Inazuma being largely untouched, even growing flowers in the wild as a result. Knowing what we know about big open mountain areas in Genshin Impact, expect this to be the place for players to get their gathering-based ascension materials for Inazuma-based characters.
This Island makes up another of the big visual landmarks of the region, being described as one of the first things travelers will see on their way to Inazuma. it is the location of the Grand Narukami Shrine as well as the Sacred Sakura. Those all sound pretty important, so we can probably expect part of the Archon Quest to involve climbing up to these places.
Of course with all these beautiful vistas, you still need somewhere that screams danger for the combat-hungry Traveler to dive in. This title falls upon Yashiori Island, where the presence of evil is described as “palpable”. Its main landmark is the skull of a giant snake, which is honestly one of the most metal things in the region.
Though we haven’t received any official confirmation one way or the other, this certainly seems like a place for developers to place one of the regional bosses, or the climax of the region’s Archon Quest. The ship wreckages certainly make this feel the most affected by the region’s war, and the concept art shown shows a lot of places to hide some enemies.
That’s it for our first look at the Inazuma Region, complete with some speculation on our part on each area’s significance. The Inazuma Region won’t be dropping as part of the 1.5 update for Genshin Impact, but that just means we’ll have plenty of room for more in-depth looks at the region as part of the build up to its eventual release.