- The Pre-Registration link is now working.
- Publisher is Yostar for all associated regions
- New story trailer released!
Earlier today, publisher Yostar games announced a pre-registration campaign leading up to the release of Arknights' English server.
Pre-registration rewards will be distributed based on number milestones. As of September 21th, we are past 50,000. Let's go all the way!
- 10,000 – Lungmen Dollar x29,997
- 20,000 – Headhunting Permit x3
- 30,000 – Recruitment Permit x9
- 50,000 – Expedited Plan x15
- 70,000 – SAVAGE Limited Operator
- 100,000 – Pure Originium x8 and Commemorative Furniture x1
The Arknights channel also released another story trailer which can be viewed below:
This is identical to one of the existing trailers but now with English subtitles instead of Chinese.
For more expansion of the story and lore, the Arknights Wiki has a good summary of the setting, factions and central conflict:
The world of Arknights is constantly plagued by natural catastrophes called Disasters. Its cause and origins are unknown, but it has caused most civilizations to adopt a mobile, nomadic lifestyle. In the wake of Disasters, a substance called originium is left behind. While it is infectious (causing a disease known as oripathy), originium can also be utilized for energy, to perform magic, and other things. As such, originium industry thrives, leading to the birth of mobile cities, which makes up the majority of the world.
The dominant race is also made of populations of semi-animalistic humanoids called Ancients. Ancients are more susceptible to oripathy than normal humans are, making them generally fearful of those infected with oripathy.
Arknights is a Tower Defense game in which characters are placed on the map and set to guard a specific route through which enemies are channeled.
Talulah, one of the main antagonists, leads the Reunion movement.
The game is being published by Yostar games, who have an overall good reputation among mobile gaming.
Publisher Profile: Yostar
Founded in 2014, Yostar Games is an internet game company that specializes in the development, global distribution, investment and IP management of online games. Yostar Games is situated in Tokyo and Shanghai.