If you’re a video game fan- and unless you’ve been living under a rock for a while- you’ve likely heard of the global phenomenon that is Genshin Impact, the free-to-play open-world RPG that took the world by storm following its release back in September of 2020. The game put developer’s miHoYo on the map around the world- though they had already achieved success in Asia with their other games and got a bit more international interest with their game Honkai Impact 3rd. Following the huge success of Genshin Impact, miHoYo are taking on a whole new genre with their upcoming game for Android and iOS: Tears of Themis.
Tears of Themis will blend the romance with the crime and thriller genre, allowing the player to take on court trials and investigations. In fact, this kind of game does have its own genre called otome- a narrative-based game that tends to lean towards a female audience- which is popular in Japan but is rising even more so as of late in the West. It blends story with romance and usually allows the player a choice as to what handsome guy you want to romance. Sounds right up my street honestly.
miHoYo have announced today that the registration for the Closed Beta for Tears of Themis is officially open as of right now, on April 19th. Make sure to check out the press release for Tears of Themis below.
Tears of Themis Embarks Players On An Adventure Filled With Romance and Mystery
miHoYo’s Very First Romance Detective Game Kicks Off Its Global Closed Beta Registration Today
SHANGHAI April 19, 2021–Global interactive entertainment developer and publisher miHoYo announced that its prime Romance Detective Game- Tears of Themis– hits the global stage today to invite players to solve cases and establish justice through an exhilarating romantic journey in the fictitious city of Stellis. Gate for Closed Beta registration has been lifted on the official website and Closed Beta Testing will begin on May 8th.
Register for the Closed Beta on our official website here: https://tot.mihoyo.com/CBTsign-up/?lang=en-us#/
Featuring stunning visual art style and intriguing story, Tears of Themis highlights its’ adventure with romance and wits. The player takes on the role of the female lawyer, who persists on with truth and moral justice when breaking down cases brought to her through Themis Law firm and other encounters. Through questioning witnesses and suspects, conducting investigations on locations, and examining pieces of evidence, the player heads to court for legal battles and brings justice and peace back to the city.
The player’s legal journey is accompanied by four main male characters including Luke Pearce, Marius von Hagen, Vyn Richter, and Arten Wing, who all have their own respective identity, personality, skills, and background. When conducting investigations and solving puzzles with support and assistance from the four characters, the player cultivates relationships and grows with these characters through all kinds of missions. The goal is not only to unveil the secrets of Stellis city but also to learn about their stories and build special connections with the one the player prefers to lean on.
Tears of Themis opens its initial global Beta Test registration on its’ official website from April 19th to May 6th, 2021. Closed Beta will begin on May 8th. The title has been rated with 3+ on Google Play and 4+ on iOS. Tears of Themis is available in simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, Japanese, and Korean with voice-overs in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.