Mobile tower defense game Arknights is launching a new limited-time event, titled “Near Light”. It will follow up on last year’s “Maria Nearl” storyline, which centers on the knights of Kazimierz. The event kicks off on April 28, 2022.
Near Light originally launched on the Arknights Chinese server as a 2.5 Year Anniversary Celebration. To promote it, Yostar produced no less than three trailers, including one animated by Yostar Pictures, which is also producing the Arknights: Prelude to Dawn series.
The banner characters for the version update are Nearl, the Radiant Knight and Flametail.
Flametail is a new character first introduced in the Maria Nearl event and had a role in April 2022’s Pinus Slyvestris mini-event. She’s a 6-Star Vanguard Operator. Meanwhile, Nearl is an interesting option because while she is an existing 5-Star Defender in Arknights and Nearl the Radiant Knight is a 6-Star Alternate Operator for the character.
Nearl, the Radiant Knight has among the highest attack stats of all Operators in the game and has a special skill that allows her to be deployed without counting towards the Unit Limit. Nearl the Radiant Knight like similar alternate operators also features unique animated character art.
The Near Light will also reward players with Wild Mane, a free 5-Star Vanguard Operator. The banners for Nearl the Radiant Knight and Flametail also have a chance of dropping the 5-Star Caster Corroserum. Corroserum is the second “Blast Caster”-type Operator.
Finally, a new 1-Star Robotic unit will be added to the free Recruitment system: the Archer-class Justice Knight. Cosmetic skins will also be sold for Operators Pallas, Rosa, Andreana, and Myrtle.
The Near Light event begins on April 28, 2022, and ends May 19, 2022. Arknights is available on iOS and Android.