According to ChinaOne of the largest news portals in China, a man was recently arrested at Mihoyo headquarters in Shanghai. It is believed that the suspect intended to stab the company’s founders and then take their own life.
The man had bought two knives and researched Mihoyo’s founder online. Fortunately, he was arrested on the company premises Nobody was hurt.
Mihoyo, known for Genshin Impactwas recently criticized for an anniversary update for his game Honkai Impact 3 .. that characterizes the characters in rabbit suits, as can be seen in the screenshot above. Some fans called the outfits disrespectful and the content of the bunny outfit was canceled. The game’s Twitter account posted an official apology for the designs, saying they were “atypical and inappropriate”.
There is unconfirmed speculation that this triggered the reported attempted attack.
Chinese media have tried to get confirmation from Mihoyo about what happened. For example on NetEase, there was a Efforts to reach the studio. Hongxing newshowever contacted the Shanghai station near Mihoyo’s headquarters, However, it was announced that the incident had not yet been made public and that a police report would be released at a later date.