miHoYo recently announced that their action game Honkai Impact 3rd will embark on a new chapter in “Part 2”.
Set to release February next year, Honkai Impact 3rd Part 2 looks to revitalize the game both in story and gameplay with a new setting and revised combat system.
Here’s a first look of the game, from miHoYo:
Honkai Impact 3rd, is unfolding a brand-new journey of Part 2. The new chapter will mark a new step made by the franchise, marching from the earth and moon to the solar system, where players will embark on the electrifying adventure together with new partners from different cultures, while playing as a team supporter named “Dreamseeker.” Aside from the main story, the combat system will also receive a full upgrade that strongly enhances the experience on the battlefield.
In the previous story of Part 1, the world of Honkai Impact 3rd is corrupted by mysterious energy known as Honkai. A tenacious resistance formed by brave girls called Valkyries, leads humanity in a war of survival and fights for everything that is beautiful in the world. Since its launch on mobile devices, the game has won an international following; The game was ported to PC in late 2019 with cross-save support, and is also available on the Epic Games Store now, making the Honkai-verse more accessible than ever.
Towards distant stars, in the upcoming Part 2, the journey exclusive to Honkai Impact 3rd will start anew, welcoming all newcomers and avid fans alike! This time, players will encounter all-new main characters and NPCs with distinct looks and personalities, go through the new main plot that comprehensively integrates new scenes, narrations, and combat system together, and indulge themselves in a smoother and more immersive gaming experience. Contrary to common knowledge, Mars, where the story of Part 2 debuts, is inhabitable. Unique civilization and nature exist and develop there, and people can even hang out on bustling, lively commercial streets. There may also be mysteries hidden behind the daily lives of residents that have yet to be discovered!
In addition, the all-time highlight of Honkai Impact 3rd—the action gameplay, will embrace a ground-breaking update in Part 2. Firstly, three-dimensional combat will be enhanced, and all characters will be able to jump freely, which leads to a variety of new challenges and combat strategies. The new combat mechanic, Astral Ring, will also provide an unprecedented experience during fights. When unleashed, it enables the simultaneous burst skills of multiple characters, casts splendid visual effects, and also grants an easier and more direct option to achieve burst damage. Besides, the diversity and combat mechanism of monsters will also be improved, such that they will no longer be simple-minded opponents, and will react in more interesting and intelligent ways. With the technological accumulation and the will to refine every detail to perfection, the refreshing upgrade is bound to offer an enriching and diversified experience to everyone.
Honkai Impact 3rd Part 2 will launch in February 2024.