KEY POINTS

  • Sangonomiya Kokomi is one of the characters that have a crucial in the storyline of Inazuma
  • MiHoYo mentioned her during its recent program
  • So far, miHoYo has not revealed if Kokomi is going to be a playable character in "Genshin Impact"

Chinese gaming studio miHoYo recently introduced a new set of important characters that will be coming to "Genshin Impact," including Sangonomiya Kokomi. While the devs failed to reveal a lot of details about Kokomi, the latest set of leaks shares her possible release date, element, weapon and render.

Apparent details about Kokomi came from various insiders in the industry, including Genshin Report. The insider claimed that their source relayed the release date of Kokomi in "Genshin Impact." According to them, miHoYo would debut the leader of the Sangonomiya Resistance alongside a new weapon called Heartseeker or Star Seeker in Update 2.1.

"Genshin Impact" Update 2.1 is scheduled to roll out Thursday. Based on miHoYo's patch release pattern, the next patch, apparently, Update 2.1, would roll out six weeks after the debut of Update 2.0. This means fans can expect Kokomi to be introduced as a playable game character sometime in the first part of September or September 1.

Genshin Impact Genshin Impact is an action role-playing game developed and published by miHoYo. Photo: Nostre NZ/flickr.com

The insider, however, claimed that these details could still change, so fans should temper their expectations on the arrival of the new character in the game. Rumors have it that Kokomi's element is Hydro and her weapon of choice is a Catalyst. If this is accurate, it means that she would be the third Hydro Catalyst user like Mona and Tartaglia. 

"Genshin Impact" 2.0 Special Program introduced Kokomi as the leader of the Sangonomiya Resistance, which stands up against Baal and her forces. It looks like Kokomi is the main strategist of the Inazuma military, which suggests that she has a crucial role in the storyline of Inazuma. She is described as "very gentle in appearance" and always wears a serene smile that could melt the hearts of those who follow her. 

Unfortunately, miHoYo has not yet confirmed if Kokomi is going to be a playable character in its hit gacha game. It is worth noting that a character, which resembles a lot like Kokomi, already appeared in the datamine last year. This datamine features characters like Rosaria, Kazuha and Hu Tao, who are now playable in the game. 

It is certainly possible that Kokomi will become a playable character in the game eventually. For those who are curious about Kokomi's appearance, insider Lumie shared a fan render of the character last June. Genshin Report also shared the character's official image, which miHoYo shared during the "Genshin Impact" Update 2.0 Special Program. Those images are available below.