I'm digging Genshin Impact's new spooky gal, Hu Tao


Digging the Grave, I got it made…

Genshin Impact might only have been on the scene for a few months, but it already has a surprisingly large roster of characters just waiting to gobble up your Fate (read: Cash). Despite my soft spot for Fire Emblem Heroes, I’m yet to fall prey to miHoYo’s take on the Lure of the Gacha. But things are about to get a little tougher for me, with the arrival of brand new character Hu Tao. I am a simple man: I see Spooky Gal, I click.

Like myself, Hu Tao “walks the line between life and death”, whilst somehow holding down a position as the 77th director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. Known as the “Versemonger of the Darkest Alleys” Hu Tao can most likely be found in some of Liyue Harbor’s creepiest locations, hanging out with her spirit pals and practicing her pole-arm skills. A teasing trailer has Hu Tao introduce herself, complete with a light-hearted jump. I have to admit I think the voice is a little too cutesy, but I love her design.

Hu Tao joins the burgeoning roster of Genshin Impact heroes tomorrow, March 2, as part of the new banner event. Players who have completed the first campaign’s second chapter will also be able to access her story “Papilo Charontis”. I’ve yet to find the time to check out Genshin Impact since its release back in September 2020, but maybe the arrival of Hu Tao’s ghostly-go-lucky ways will finally convince me to take a gander. After all, 30 million players and $800 million in annual revenue can’t be wrong… right?.. RIGHT?

Genshin Impact is available now on PS4, PC, and mobile devices. PS5 and Nintendo Switch editions are also in the works, and are expected to arrive later in 2021.