miHoYo refers to a video game developer and animated studio formed and based in Shanghai, China. This one was created for the first time in 2012 by three students from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. As of 2020, they have more than 1,500 employees.
- Official Name: miHoYo Co., Ltd.
- Tag Line: Tech Otakus Save the World
- Industry: Video games
- Founded: February 13, 2012 (8 years ago)
- Headquarters: Shanghai, China
- Key People: Cai Haoyu (President & Co-Founder)
- Products: Guns Girl, Honkai Impact 3rd Founder: Cai Haoyu, Liu Wei, Luo Yuhao
- Genshin Impact
- Number of Employees: 1,500
- Website: www.mihayo.com
The history of miHoYo
As stated before, miHoYo is the name of the company that was founded in 2012 by three students from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. At that time, all the students decided to develop games based on their addiction of anime. Guns Girls is one of their most popular games that was released in 2014. Since then, they have had success providing games that are based on anime. Everything is appealed to customers solely on the mobile platform. Some of the games that they made found success in Asia, but they would reach global popularity until the release of Honkai Impact 3rd. Genshin Impact is known as their recent most popular game. This one was released in September 2020.
The list of the games developed by miHoYo
- FlyMe2theMoon (2011)
In the game called FlyMe2theMoon, there is a witch named Kiana. The 16 year old girl is the heiress of the Kaslana family. Her dream is to find the Eclipse and restore honor to her family name. With more than 60 engaging levels, you will be able to experience excellent graphics, unique gameplay, and a great storyline. Everything will make you fall in love with character.
Trivia of FlyMe2theMoon:
- A simple and unique playing game.
- The fantasy action game that is based on anime.
- It has multiple gameplay such as Adventure, Racing, Puzzle, and Survival.
- There are 60 distinct levels, each has different challenges.
- Zombiegal Kawaii (2012)
Zombiegal Kawaii is the name of the game that is made for iOS. In the games, the players are pit against hordes of zombies that have taken over the hometown. The difference that sets this game from the other ones is the unique character design and character audio.
A gun toting schoolgirl is the main character of Zombiegal Kawaii. She is drawn in chibi style. As you play the game, the girl will make some noise. If an ammo is picked, she will say yokatta wa or good. You will be able to hear daijoubu or I’m ok or not hurt if you pick up a health kit. She will shout “Shinde! Shinde!” or “Die! Die!” if you go on a bit of rampage and get more than one kill in a row. If you find this game interesting, you might want to go to the App Store and buy it for $0.99.
- Guns GirlZ (2014)
Guns Girl Z, which is also more known as Houkai Gakuen 2, is the name of the game where you will gather some different weapons and uniforms to make yourself stronger. You will also have to collect items and crystals to upgrade your gears. If you want to save your friends, please defeat zombies. Despite the fact that the apocalypse is already upon us, there is still a chance of you to find out the real reason that makes it happen and how to stop the total destruction of humanity. Do not forget to take care of yourself in this extreme world.
- The features of Guns GirlZ:
- There are different in-game events each week.
- It boasts a full OST as background music.
- There are playable characters.
- There is a lot of content, including pretty uniforms, powerful weapons, helpful badges, and playable characters.
- It is simple action with anime elements.
- There are more than 800 weapons, more than 250 uniforms, and more than 300 badges to use to make your own arsenal.
- You are not alone in the game as there are 15 different playable characters and it has more than 100 different familiars to choose as a helper during stages.
- Honkai Impact 3rd (2016)
Honkai Impact 3rd is the name of the game with the gacha system. With it, you are allowed to get items both through gameplay and through the usage of Crystals, the official currency of the game. As for Crystals, you can get them by earning or purchasing with real life money.
The gameplay of Honkai Impact 3rd is inspired from the well-known action RPG series such as Devil May Cry and Bayonetta. Feel free to string together some different types of well-timed combos as well as activate strong effects when dodging attacks with precision.
- Tears of Themis (2020)
- Genshin Impact (2020)
Genshin Impact is probably the most popular creation of miHoYo. This open world adventure RPG game is free and is available on PC, mobile, and PS4. What makes it more interesting is the fact that it has cross play compatibility between systems. It is totally free until you want to get a rare character and feel the need to spend a big amount of money on loot crates even though there is no guarantee to get anything good.
The world of Genshin Impact is huge. Feel free to glide, climb, and fight through the game. The game provides a lot of contents such as a long main story, tons of quests, puzzles, challenges, and bosses. You will fight in teams that consist of four characters. As for the characters, they are able to be obtained through a system known as gacha, the common one in which they are free to play games. In this system, you will spend points that you earned in the game or purchased with real life currency, to roll for a random chance at getting characters and items. They are the ones that you meet throughout the story and they all fight with different elements and skills.