Honkai Impact 3rd ‘Hot Sands Escapade’ Version Update Launching April 2023; New Behind-the-Scenes Documentary

HoYoverse has just announced that the Version 6.5 update of their Honkai Impact 3rd game will be coming next Thursday, on April 6, 2023. In this Version Update, titled Hot Sands Escapade, players will unfold the events of everything that happens following the Great Eruption of the part 1 finale. Seele and Susannah, the Schicksal investigators, will be handling a new case in the upcoming Story Chapter XXXVI (36). Players will also be able to check out Susannah’s performance on the battlefield.

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Two featured events will come along with the version update as well. The first one is called Meow Town Escapade, where Captains will be able to meet tons of adorable kittens in the picturesque town, and follow Susannah’s steps into trials and courses with three tutors, Li Sushang, Durandal and Rita to learn dodging flying swords, taking defensive actions and dancing respectively. In the second featured event, HOMU World Tour Championship, players have the opportunity to control chibi Valkyries and engage in battle across four new maps and two competitive systems.

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Furthermore, Susannah, the Valkyrie Quicksand, will also get an on board Hyperion in the upcoming version. Her new battlesuit has drawn inspirations from dancing divas, allowing her to incorporate graceful dance moves and music into her combat style, maintaining a stunning and sophisticated presence at all times. In addition, the new Twirling Glaze: Lustrous Bloom PRI-ARM also fits her combat style perfectly, with a chakram that has been custom-made with intricate gems embedded within, tailored specifically for her unique abilities.

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A few days ago, the official YouTube channel of Honkai Impact 3rd has also released a 44-minute documentary titled The Story Left Behind, which offers some behind-the-scenes stories, featuring the production of both the story arc and characters through in-depth interviews of the game developers. You can watch it here:

And as for the trailer for Version 6.5, you can watch it right here:

Honkai Impact 3rd is set in a modern world corrupted by mysterious energy known as Honkai. A tenacious resistance formed by Valkyries, brave girls carrying anti-Honkai genes, leads humanity in a war of survival and fights for everything beautiful in the world. Version 6.5 Hot Sands Escapade will be released on iOS, Android, and PC on April 6, 2023.


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