Arknights X Audio-technica opens pre-order and price list

The audio-technica and Arknights collaboration headset's pricing and a closer look have been unveiled, with pre-orders beginning on November 4th. This audio-technica and Arknights collaboration has been in the works for at least a year, so it's been a long time coming.


The headset's model number is ATH-WS660BT-ARK, which indicates that it is a limited-edition version of the ordinary ATH-WS660BT. For a short time, you can pre-order it for USD 140, with a minor discount to USD 127 on November 11th. On shops like Amazon, the standard ATH-WS660BT is available for USD 86.


The official Weibo post can be viewed here, although it does not mention whether or not it is available through an online store. The Rhodes Island emblem and audio-insignia technica's are both imprinted on the headset, which may be used wirelessly or wired. It also includes an artwork of Rosmontis and Amiya, despite the fact that the box itself, except from its frills, appears to be very plain.

For fellow "doctors" interested in getting this headset, expect to find a proxy to have it mailed to you as usual. It's a little strange that this isn't accessible on an internet site like previous Arknights retail partnerships like clothing lines, but the price and very limited target demographic may justify the choice.

About Arknights
Hypergryph, a Chinese developer, has created a free-to-play tactical RPG/tower defense mobile game. It was published in China on May 1, 2019, in other countries on January 16, 2020, and in Taiwan on June 29, 2020. Arknights is a gacha game that is accessible on iOS and Android devices. Yostar Pictures has announced an anime adaptation.

The game is set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future on the planet Terra, where humans have kemonomimi traits, which are animal or legendary race-like qualities. Natural disasters leave behind Originium, a precious mineral that facilitates the use of "Arts" (magic) and frequently infects individuals with Oripathy, a degenerative sickness. Hostility against the Infected grew as a result of the disease's 100% fatality rate and high infectivity at the moment of death, leading to mass quarantine and deportation by governments throughout the world, as well as tensions between the Infected and non-Infected.


As the player progresses through the game, they unlock more stages, operators and resources, and are also introduced to new types of enemies and gameplay mechanics. Levels that have been cleared with a three-star rating can be auto-completed without player input, as the game records the player's actions and replicates them.


The main gameplay is a tower defense game, with a variety of characters ("operators") serving as towers. Ranged operators may be put on raised tiles, whereas melee operators can be placed on ground tiles. Ranged operators provide ranged damage, heal, or otherwise help melee operators, whereas melee operators physically block attackers from approaching. To keep the adversary from penetrating the player's base, players must put operators on the right tiles. Arknights has been referred to as a puzzle game since there are typically a limited number of feasible solutions, especially at higher levels of difficulty.

The player takes the role of the masked and amnesiac "Doctor", who commands a team of "operators' ' of Rhodes Island, a pharmaceutical, medical, and self-defense organization. As Oripathy spreads, the team must search for a cure while defending themselves against threats such as the Reunion Movement, an Infected anarchist military force bent on overthrowing the governments of Terra in revenge for persecuting Oripathy victims.