The Genshin Impact Soundtrack Was A Lot Like NieR
The main theme from the Genshin Impact soundtrack, Dream Aria, used to sound quite different at the start of the action RPG. Ubatcha, a prominent Genshin leaker, reportedly found a version of the song present in several of the game’s pre-release versions that contained lyrics. They posted it on Reddit and YouTube, though as with all game leaks, the pre-release theme is technically unofficial. The lyrics however cannot be translated, as it seems that HoYoMix composer Yu Peng Chen chose to use an invented language for the lyrics, similar to what we hear in NieR Automata and the so-called “language of chaos” by NieR Replicant – the strings of words inspired by different existing languages but without real meaning.
It’s a departure from the Teyvat alphabet used for billboards and in-game books, which some clever fans have deciphered and realized is basically just a form of reverse Latin and not a new language. or borrowed.
The existing official theme is divided into two parts. During the day, it is instrumental and relies on flutes and rising strings. The night version features vocals, but mostly for ambiance.
Ubatcha didn’t share any other background for the theme, so it’s unclear if this is the first iteration of it or when HoYoverse might have changed it. This was enough for some fans to speculate about possibly seeing the language later in the story, which most unofficially agreed was a prototype of the language of Khaenri’ah. .
It’s still pretty far in the future, though. Next up for the Genshin Impact traveler is Sumeru, land of Dendro and intense college study, and for fans of the game’s soundtrack, that will likely mean another set of discs with new compositions by Yu Peng Chen.
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