HoYoverse, with its absurd gacha-fuelled riches, has taken to releasing more and more animated shorts to promote its game’s updates. This latest five-minute Honkai: Star Rail clip delves a little deeper into the relationship between Black Swan and Acheron, the latter of whom will headline the v2.1 update which is launching next week.

For those who haven’t been keeping up with the Penacony storyline, effectively Black Swan is a Memokeeper from the Garden of Recollection, which means she’s capable of seeing into the souls of her subjects and reading their memories. In this instance, however, her subject harbours memories that probably shouldn’t be seen.

The whole sequence unfolds during a particularly tense dance, with some beautiful animation work and striking moments. It’s pretty high budget for something that’s been uploaded for free to YouTube, but ultimately we suspect the sales of Acheron will more than cover the costs. Personally, we can’t wait to add her to our lineup.

[source youtube.com]