Heyas, Knights! The holiday season is still in full swing, but the residents of Landosol are zoning in onto a very special holiday – New Years! We hope you’re ready to celebrate the changing of the year. We’ve got some special new characters to announce, the return of the Princess Gala, a brand new story event, and more.
The Princess Gala’s back – tell a friend! The doubled 3★ Draw Rates are making a return for a brand new Princess Gala, featuring the brand new limited character Yui (New Year)! Alongside a brand new outfit primed for celebrating the coming year, Yui (New Year)’s skill kit is also fine-tuned to support her allies on the battlefield, while still providing that healing support that Yui is known for.
With this being a Princess Gala, you can expect doubled 3★ Draw Rates, making this the best time to meet new characters that you might have missed previously. Speaking of characters you might have missed – since this is a Princess Gala, we’re adding Christina back into the rotation for a limited-time encore appearance! The charismatic member of Nightmare, alongside the serene member of Twinkle Wish – what a perfect combo to ring in the new year with. You’ll also be able to use character redemption points to redeem for either one of the two characters.
The Princess Gala makes its triumphant return for 72 hours, from 12/20, 23:00 UTC to 12/23, 22:39 UTC. Don’t miss out!
After the Princess Gala ends, we’ll have to say goodbye to Christina, but Yui (New Year) will be sticking around and getting her own time to shine with a brand new Focus Gacha! We’d be remiss to not let her stand in the solo spotlight for a bit.
Like other seasonal characters, Yui (New Year) is a limited character, which means she won’t be added into the regular Premium Gacha lineup after her Focus Gacha ends. If you didn’t meet her during the Princess Gala, you’ll definitely want to make sure to obtain her here, before the new year festivities end!
The Yui (New Year) Focus Gacha will run for 13 days, from 12/23/21, 23:00 UTC to 1/5/22 22:59 UTC.
Oh, remember those Daily Free 10-Draws we talked about last time? Well, the good news is that they’re gonna carry over into the Princess Gala and Yui (New Year) Focus Gacha! That means you’ll be able to apply your Daily Free 10-Draw on the Princess Gala three times, and on the Yui (New Year) Focus Gacha once. Don’t miss out on this 6,000 jewel value!
As a reminder, the Daily Free 10-Draw Campaign is on now and will continue to run until 12/24, 12:59 UTC. Make sure to keep logging in daily to get those Daily Free 10-Draws!
Nothing brings in the new year quite like a shrine visit. Join Twinkle Wish’s Rei, Yui, and Hiyori clad in their new year attire on a memorable trip to the shrine to help out with the festivities. Wait, you’re telling me we’re not going to get to relax? Oh well, even if things go wrong you know you’ll be able to rely on Rei, Yui, and Hiyori to get the job done! Be it monster mochi or troublesome wishes, you’re in good company. Get ready to make a shrine visit that you won’t soon forget and get your wishing game on!
As with our previous events, this event also features exclusive boss battles, where you can test your skills in varying difficulties: Normal, Hard, and Very Hard. You'll want to prepare yourself for the Very Hard boss, as it can prove to be quite a challenge, and is only clearable once per day. You’ll need Boss Tickets to earn a shot at defeating the boss, which can be obtained by clearing event stages and from login bonuses while the event is active. If you don’t successfully defeat a boss on your first attempt, you can retry as many times as necessary, and non-lethal damage dealt to a boss will carry over between attempts.
As with our Holiday event, players will be able to obtain an exclusive free unit in Rei (New Year) after defeating the boss 5 times at any difficulty level. Rei is dressed for success in her new year outfit and is ready to make a twinkling wish! Make sure to join her for a shrine visit while you still can!
To ring in the New Year early, we’re also boosting experience gain rates for completing Event Quests. During the event, clearing Event Quests will give 1.5x times the normal experience, in addition to the normal Mana, items, and Boss Tickets that these quests give out.
The Victory Medal Gacha also makes its joyful return for the event! Clearing event stages, event missions, and defeating the previously mentioned bosses will earn you Victory Medals, which can be exchanged for a plethora of goodies. There’s a predetermined series of reward lineups, each featuring a key reward – once you roll the current lineup’s key reward, you’ll have the opportunity to either reset the rewards and move ahead to the next lineup, or hold off on resetting to clear out all the possible rewards. Here are the key rewards you should look out for!
- Lineup 1: Yui’s Memory Shard x 20
- Lineup 2: Rei (New Year)’s Memory Shard x 25
- Lineup 3: Yui’s Memory Shard x 30
- Lineup 4: Rei (New Year)’s Memory Shard x 40
Just remember – once you’ve gone through the four initial lineups, you won’t be able to reset the active lineup until you’ve obtained all the possible rewards from the current active lineup.
The New Year’s Day Twinkle Crisis! story event will be available from 12/20, 23:00 UTC to 1/3, 22:59 UTC.
New Unique Equipment for more characters will also be available after the latest update. I hope you’ve been working your way through the Sanctum Survey and collecting those Princess Heart Fragments to further power up your favorite heroines. The following characters will have their Unique Equipment unlocked:
This unique opportunity for new Unique Equipment will be unlocked on 12/22 at 08:00 UTC. Now is a great time to get a head start on collecting those Princess Heart Fragments and character Memory Shards.
Heading into the new year low on Mana or EXP potions? There’s no need to make a wish with our selection of double drop events. First up, we have the Dungeon Double Drop Campaign, where clearing Dungeon floors will give double the usual Mana. With all the Unique Equipment coming out, you’ll want to stock up on Mana to make sure your heroines are uniquely equipped.
The Dungeon Double Drop Campaign runs for 13 days, from 12/21, 13:00 UTC to 1/2, 12:59 UTC.
For easy reading and accessibility, included below is a summarized version of all the updates announced today. Thank you for all your support, and we hope you continue to enjoy Princess Connect! Re: Dive!
See you in Astraea, Knights!
— Crunchyroll Games
*Note: All event details may be subject to change. Please check the in-game notifications at the start of the events for the full details.
- Yui (New Year) & Christina Princess Gala (12/20 23:00 UTC to 12/23 22:59 UTC)
- Boosted rate-up for Yui (New Year) & Christina, also available for redemption via character exchange points.
- Doubled draw rates for 3★ characters in the Yui (New Year) & Christina Princess Gala.
- Christina is a limited unit and will only be available during the Princess Gala Gacha period.
- Yui (New Year) is a limited unit and will only be available during the Princess Gala Gacha & upcoming Yui (New Year) Focus Gacha period.
- Yui (New Year) Focus Gacha (12/23 23:00 UTC to 1/5 22:59 UTC)
- Boosted rate-up for Yui (New Year), also available for redemption via character exchange points.
- Yui (New Year) is a limited unit and will only be available during the Focus Gacha period.
- Focus Gacha Daily Free 10-Draw Campaign (12/11 13:00 UTC to 12/24 12:59 UTC)
- Continued from the previous update.
- Story Event – New Year’s Day Twinkle Crisis! (12/20 23:00 UTC to 1/3 22:59 UTC)
- Event exclusive Rei (New Year) can be obtained.
- Event missions give 1.5x experience.
- Unique Equipment (After 12/22 08:00 UTC)
- Unique Equipment added for Arisa, Tamaki, Yukari, Akino, Mifuyu, and Ninon.
- Dungeon Double Drop Campaign (12/21 13:00 UTC to 1/2 12:59 UTC)
- Grotto Quest Double Drop Campaign (1/2 13:00 UTC to 1/13 12:59 UTC)