Genshin Impact’s Version 2.5 Update is coming on February 16, and with it, a new 5-star Electro Catalyst character in Yae Miko. She is the head shrine maiden of the Grand Narukami Shrine and is voiced by Ratana Therakulsathit, one of the many Filipino talents making a mark in the gaming industry.
Los Angeles-based Ratana has officially announced this over her social media accounts, sharing that it was a joy to portray the character and how the opportunity has given her a chance “to work with the incredible team who bring this game to life.”
Ratana is proud of her Visayan heritage, and has also made some jokes about how she kept hearing that she doesn’t look Filipino, saying “What song do you want me to fire up on the basement karaoke machine while we snack on lumpia?” I don’t think you can get any more Pinoy than Karaoke and Lumpia!
Ratana’s resume is pretty impressive, featuring some notable roles such as:
- Trese (Netflix) – Young Basilio / Young Crispin / Young Miranda / Dr. Petra Gallaga
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Leonie
- Fire Emblem Heroes – Ishtar / Leonie
- Marvel Super War – Wave
- Fallout 76 – Kiyomi / RaRa
- Dynasty Warriors 9 – Lianshi
- Additional credits in Legends of Runeterra and 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Yae Miko’s Japanese Voice Actor is Ayane Sakura, who has played some fantastic roles as Gabi Braun from Attack On Titan, Ochaco Uraraka from My Hero Academia, and Yotsuba Nakano from The Quintessential Quintuplets.
Genshin Impact is now available for the PS4, PS5, PC, and Mobile Devices. The Version 2.5 Update is coming on February 16, 2022.