Publisher miHoYo’s latest turn-based RPG Honkai: Star Rail is now out and has been topping the iOS game download charts. According to a recent tweet from Niko Partners director of research and insights Daniel Ahmad, Honkai: Star Rail surpassed 20 million downloads within the first day of its release. Ahmad also claims that the game has more than 30 million pre-registrations, around 21 million of which came from China and about 10 million came from the rest of the world. These numbers are notably higher than Genshin Impact’s pre-registration numbers. Honkai: Star Rail is available now for iOS, Android, and PC via its launcher and Epic Games Store. Additionally, it will also launch at a later date for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Honkai: Star Rail, the brand-new space fantasy RPG, will be officially available on PC, Epic Games Store, iOS, and Android on April 26, 2023. Meanwhile, the Boarding Preparation Special Program confirmed the title’s PlayStation version is under development, foreshadowing the exquisitely grand universe where more Trailblazers are welcome to explore by boarding the Astral Express.
Honkai: Star Rail is a brand-new space fantasy RPG title with a journey through immense worlds of the unknown. The game features fantasy elements with myths and legends integrated into the space sci-fi story. Combined with the intuitive turn-based combat system, large maps with maze exploration, and immersive storylines that together compose an interstellar melody filled with surprises and rewarding experiences, that echo throughout the universe!
Implanted with a Stellaron, the protagonist bravely sets sail for the galaxy to drill down to the truth surrounding the so-called Cancer of All Worlds. Players will be able to experience a vast universe abundant in distinctive cultures, landscapes and scenery. From Herta Space Station where the story starts and you receive the prerequisite knowledge for the forthcoming journey, to Jarilo-VI where numerous dangers and conflicts are frozen beneath the snow, to the eastern-fantasy-infused silkpunk flagship Xianzhou Luofu where the topic of immortality is the cause of both development and strife.
To embrace the upcoming official release, Honkai: Star Rail confirmed its availability on PlayStation, which will be launched later in addition to the current iOS, Android, Epic Games Store, and PC platforms. As the first time, Honkai: Star Rail’s PlayStation version gameplay was showcased to grant a peak at the extradentary astral adventure lies ahead. More information and release schedule of Honkai: Star Rail’s PlayStation version will be updated later.
The Boarding Preparation Special Program also contained other useful information. Multiple rewards and in-game bonuses, such as 40 Star Rail Passes and 1600 Stellar Jade by reaching certain Trailblaze Levels, will come in handy and gear up players’ arsenals from the get-go. Several documentaries were previewed as well, showing exclusive footage where the development team and experts uncover behind-the-scenes stories of Honkai: Star Rail, such as the idea of Xianzhou Luofu, the integration between eastern elements and sci-fi philosophies, and more fun facts about our vast and magnificent galaxy.
Honkai: Star Rail will be officially released on PC, Epic Games Store, iOS, and Android on April 26, 2023. Its PlayStation version is under development and more information will be revealed later.