Honkai Impact 3 by miHoYo has recently updated with the latest patch called, “Sakura Samsara”. The patch includes the new Valkyrie Yae Sakura with a new Extra Story – Open World Beta “Sakura Samsara”. From the Extra Story, players will be able to enter Valkyrie Yae Sakura’s memories and explore her story which is actually an open world map! Of course the update comes with new and stronger weapons and stigmatas.
Check out Valkyrie Yae Sakura’s debut trailer below:
Below’s a breakdown of the update:
Valkyrie Yae Sakura
Valkyrie Yae Sakura is the new character that joins in the fray which all Captains have been waiting for a long time. She will be joining the team in her Soul Awakening form and Captains will get two new characters; A-rank Valkyrie [Gyakushinn Miko] and S-Rank Valkyrie [Goushinnso Memento]. A-rank Valyrie Gyakushinn Miko is a Creature-type melee Valkyrie that eliminates enemies with her marking abilities whereas S-rank Valkyrie Goushinnso Memento is a Mecha-type melee Valkyrie that manipulates Kinetic Energy to perform middle ranged AoE attacks, dealing ice damage.
Open World Beta – New Extra Story: Sakura Samsara
A small village with Sakura flowers drifting in the wind, telling the story of the Samsara that Miko Yae Sakura wasn’t able to escape from. This time, her fate lies in the Captain’s hands… New Extra Story [Sakura Samsara] will be introduced through the Open World Beta, unveiling a new world with no boundaries, only waiting to be explored! Captains will not only experience Yae Sakura’s Samsara story, but also get rewards with Adventure Requests and Enshrine.
After completing the third Samsara, a new Samsara Side Story, [Demon in the Box], Higokumaru’s story will also be told here.
New Equipment – Customizable Weapons & Armory Expansion
With the addition of the new Valkyrie, there will be two new weapons added for Yae Sakura in the armory; Ice Epiphyllum & Sakura Blossom. The weapons will demonstrate both Yae Sakura’s A & S-rank Valkyrie abilities in battle. Other new weapons and stigmata, like the Higokumaru, will also be added to aid players in battle.