Dec 29, 2020 – Shanghai, China – Strategic RPG mobile, Arknights is celebrating its first anniversary of global release with a series of events including the Episode 7 update, in-game events for players to claim various rewards, an art contest, and music collaborations. One year in the making, the game has built some solid groundworks for more riveting adventures to be told.
Rewards and Updates in the Game
The first-anniversary event has prepared a bunch of in-game giveaways. From December 30th, 2020, players will get one free roll every day for 2 weeks and an additional log-in reward. Meanwhile, Operator Savage will be sent to players via in-game mail. Later, a sign-in event will also reward players with gifts including a free Amiya outfit – Fresh Fastener and Operator THRM-EX.
New operators, W (Limited), Weedy, and Elysium will be available at headhunting, these operators that players have been looking forward to are now announced just in time for the anniversary. Episode 7 “The Birth of Tragedy” will also be ready, players will fight against the disciplined army led by Patriot and get a deeper understanding of the conflicts between Rhodes Island and Reunion. As for the Store, 6 brand new outfits and a new Sarkaz furniture set will be in place as well.
YouTube Live Stream and Newly-arrived Soundtracks
Commemorating the game’s 1-year birthday, an eventful YouTube live stream has been held for Arknights’ players. Guests consist of the Game Developer, Characters’ voice actors and actresses, Yostar Pictures team, two-time Grammy-nominated DJ/producer Steve Aoki and Dutch DJ Duo Yellow Claw all greeted players in the stream.
On top of that, the YouTube live stream played Jeff Williams X Arknights theme song for the first time ever. And the music didn’t stop there, the teaser of Steve Aoki and Yellow Claw collab soundtrack for Episode 7 and Arknights first anniversary was also revealed for players to get a fresh taste of the exciting crossover collaboration.
Arknights X DeviantArt Contest
Partnering with one of the largest online art communities, DeviantArt, Arknights has announced a fan art contest for the first anniversary with over $18,000 USD in prizes for contest winners. This special event aims to encourage artists to show their own takes on Arknights’ operators and celebrate players’ contributions to the community.
New Merch Unveiled
Steve Aoki’s label, Dim Mak, is going to have an Arknights collection of merch for the first anniversary. One of the surprising products being the eye-catching skate decks has been revealed in the YouTube live stream. Additionally, Arknights has worked out a magnificent 1st Anniversary Art Book along with other merch for players, and more items are on the way.
About Yostar Games
Founded in 2014 and publisher of Azur Lane and Arknights, Yostar Games specializes in game development, global distribution, investment, and video game IP management. Situated in Tokyo and Shanghai, Yostar Games has rapidly become the top publisher and developer of the anime genre in China and is striving to become a global leader in the gaming industry.