A giant group Genshin Impact fans are probably jumping up and down right now.
That’s because on Monday, developer Hoyoverse released the official character art for The Wanderer, also known as Scaramouche. The purple-haired boy became perhaps the most anticipated character in the game. Fans have waited months and years in hopes that he would become a confirmed playable character. Now, players are celebrating online with jokes, fan art and theories. At the time of publication, the term “Scaramouche” trended on Twitter with over 175,000 tweets.
The game version of Scaramouche is coming Genshin Impact with fresh design and elemental power. Before that, he appeared in the game as an NPC: a ruthless supervillain with a sharp design. Now he looks friendlier and softer; his new design embraces a brighter blue color scheme and he flashes a mischievous grin. The Hoyoverse calls him “The Wanderer” and confirms that he will possess the wind element Anemo (not Electro as previously thought).
Scaramouche was announced along with another new one Anemo character named Faruzan. Hoyoverse has not announced a release date for any character.
The information about the redesign and the character confirms the rumors that were circulating a few months ago, which claimed that he will get a new outfit and elemental powers. At the time, some fans expressed their disappointment at the news, but now it seems people can’t contain their excitement. Social media platforms like Twitter and Reddit have been flooded with fan art celebrating the announcement.
A lot of players joke about all the primroses they saved for Scaramouche. U Genshin ImpactA Primogem is a virtual item that is used to throw to gain the ability to unlock a character.
Other fans make fun of Scaramouche’s sidekick, Signora, who didn’t get the game version.
However, many simply post fan art as a token of appreciation for the character.
Creating hype around a character release is nothing new or special Genshin Impact, but even when compared to previous character appearances, the hype surrounding Scaramoush has reached obscene levels. This is partly due to his complex backstory and convoluted character histories. However, much of the hype surrounding his release comes from the fact that fans weren’t sure he was actually come into play as a playable character.
Prior to our time in Sumeru, we hadn’t seen Scaramoush for several patches, and he hadn’t been released for all of the updates in Inazuma. The Hoyoverse revived the hopes of fans when it became part of the main story in the the current area of Sumer, but even then his future in the game was not guaranteed. When we meet him in a future patch, the Traveler will fight him like a boss, so fans were worried he was going to die. But now fans can look forward to playing for him.