In commemoration of the fourth anniversary of its launch, in the smartphone game developed by miHoYo, Honkai Impact 3rd, the first collaboration with the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise has begun. As part of the collaboration, Asuka Langley Shikinami makes an appearance as a limited edition playable character. Lines of dialogue from the film project, Rebuild of Evangelion, have also been added.
This collaboration will take place between January 21 and February 20 of this year, and includes some other limited-time sub-events that will offer juicy rewards to players.
The smartphone game was released in China in October 2016, in Japan in February 2017 and in the West on March 28, 2018. It is a free action role-playing game developed and distributed by miHoYo, the same company that produced Genshin Impact. . The delivery is notable for its mechanics that involve a host of genres, such as hack-and-slash, social simulation, bullet-hell, platforming, shoot 'em up, and dungeon exploration across multiple solo or game modes. multiplayer, as well as the usual gacha mechanics.
About Rebuild of Evangelion
After Hideaki Anno's departure and the decline of Gainax Studios, Anno founded Studio Khara and began production on a reboot of the franchise, known as Rebuild of Evangelion. This film project has released three of his four feature films to date, in September 2007, June 2009 and November 2012.
The fourth film, titled Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, was originally scheduled to be released in 2015, but was indefinitely delayed due to Hideaki Anno being involved in the production of the Shin Godzilla film. It was going to premiere on January 23, but was again postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A chain of cinemas has listed its premiere for December 3, 2021, however, the production team has not confirmed that date.
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