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Honkai Impact 3rd x Evangelion Collaboration This January

For the first time, Honkai Impact 3rd finally collaborates with another popularly known media. This time, with one of anime’s highly rated TV shows, Neon Genesis Evangelion. The event will start on global servers on January 21, 2021.

Technically, this is not the first collaboration they have done since the first one was Honkai Impact 3rd x Evgenia Medvedeva. But, that was just a collaboration with a celebrity ice skater. This time around, it’s a major title event that many of Honkai’s demographic will come to know about.

What to Expect in the New Collaboration

In the new collaboration, expect to find Asuka Langley Soryu, official music, exclusive skins, a new weapon, and a whole lot more. Ultimately, HI3 x Evangelion seems to be the biggest collaboration event that miHoYo has ever cooked up. In this event, it will feature a brand new story where the Valkyries of Hyperion work together with NERV as the Honkai forces merge with the Angels. If they cannot stop them, then planet Earth’s doom is imminent.

Much like any gacha event, the limited-time story will run for around 2 weeks to 20 days. During those times, players should already be saving up crystals and B-chips to earn exclusive rewards like the new outfit for Kiana Kaslana.

 

 

The Free Stuff

Here’s one thing that Evangelion fans will be excited about—Asuka Langley Soyu will be joining the fight. Why Shinji and Rei aren’t with her may remain a big question, but hey, we got the (arguably) best girl from the show, right? Asuka fans rejoice because she will come for free, allowing you to hear her say “anta baka” as soon as she joins your ranks.

Of course, the event story will be free to play as well. We might expect a longer story than usual here, along with tons of fan service references that both the fans and non-fans will be familiar with.

The Premium Stuff

Of course, not every good part will come for free at this event. You will have to undergo through the gacha where you will find the Evangelion-exclusive gear like Asuka’s battle sword along with Stigmatas that further enhance her combat abilities.

Honkai Impact 3rd already has its share of premium outfits so do expect the Kiana outfit to be only purchasable with the B-chips. Will there be a battle pass? We will soon find out once the collab update drops in everybody’s game.

So far, miHoYo has been very quiet regarding this collaboration. However, do expect heavy advertisements once the event starts.

 

 

The Current State of Honkai Impact 3rd

So far, HI3 is still doing great. Despite a lot of people already playing another miHoYo game, Genshin Impact, Honkai Impact 3 still has a solid fanbase with hundreds of thousands of players every day. Usually, you’ll find them in South East Asia, Japan, and mainland China.

Right now, the game has seen tons of changes. These include new abyss levels, a better upgrade system, the latest chapters in the main story mode, and lots of returning costumes from the previous events.

It may not be as popular as it was back then — mainly due to Genshin’s mainstream success — but it is still doing quite well, even if it is already four years old.

Comparing the Combat between Honkai and Genshin

You could argue that Honkai has a more complex fighting system than Genshin. This is mainly because it includes small elements including dodge bonuses, tag QTEs, and weapon skills. For the most part, it feels like a real hack n’ slash game similar to Devil May Cry and God of War, especially with the Post Honkai Odyssey mode. You can only have three members in a party, with the first member being the leader, which also provides exclusive buffs.

Apart from that, Genshin is a lot more simplified than Honkai’s combat since all you need to worry about is elemental mix-ups. Combat is very streamlined, dodges have no bonuses, and the gameplay is more casual-friendly, yet still retains a lot of strategic moments. You can also have a party of four members but they don’t have the flashy tag animations as Honkai does. Still, the combat is quite satisfying.

If you are ready for the Evangelion Collaboration, you might want to play Honkai Impact 3rd on PC for free today! However, if you’re still new to the game, you can check out our guide on how to play the game.