Honkai Star Rail 1.3 trailers plumb the history of Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae

Ahead of the launch of the next major Honkai Star Rail update, HoYoVerse uploaded no less than three animated trailers promoting the arrival of the new playable character Dan Heng • Imbibitor Lunae. The trailers tease revelations about Dan Heng's past, Imbibitor Lunae's nature as the reincarnation of one of the Xianzhou Luofu's High Elders, and the nature of the Vidyadhara, the dragon-like people Dan Heng once had a hand in ruling.

The first trailer, titled "The Prodigal's Return", shows off Dan Heng's combat prowess as Imbibitor Lunae. While the "default" Dan Heng is a 4-Star Wind-element Hunt character, Imbibitor Lunae is a 5-Star Imaginary-element Destruction character. His appearance bears more hallmarks of his power, including prominent dragon horns and an ornate High Elder's outfit. 

The second trailer is another installment of the Honkai Star Rail "Myriad Celestia" series. The series focuses on background material and world-building lore, such as introducing the Aeons or the history of the Xianzhou's Arbiter-Generals. This one focuses on the Five Dragons - High Elders of the Xianzhou fleet - as well their status as the leaders of the Vidyadhara and connection to Long, the deceased Aeon of Permanence.

The last and most recent trailer "Ichor of Two Dragons" is focused on Dan Heng himself, and the "unpardonable sins" of his previous incarnation. The trailer was produced by animation studio miHoYo Anime, and features looks at characters like Jing Yuan, Jingliu, and Blade, in happier times.

Honkai Star Rail is available on iOS, Android, and PC, with a PS5 version in development. Version 1.3 will bring Dan Heng • Imbibitor Lunae when it launches on August 30, 2023.