HoYoverse (miHoYo) has revealed that its upcoming space fantasy RPG Honkai: Star Rail’s release date has been set for April 26, 2023 on PC (through the official HoYoverse launcher and Epic Games Store), iOS, and Android. Additionally, a PlayStation version of the game has also been confirmed, though its release date will be announced later.
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The fourth game in HoYoverse’s Honkai franchise follows the events of Honkai Impact 3rd, incorporating new characters into the story alongside alternate versions of characters from the previous game. The new RPG features turn-based combat in a departure from the series’ usual gameplay format as well as open-world elements.
The developer describes the game and story as follows:
Implanted with a Stellaron, the protagonist bravely set sail for the galaxy to drill down to the truth surrounding the so–called Cancer of All Worlds. Players will 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.
Check out screenshots from the game below:
HoYoverse has hosted multiple Honkai Star Rail closed betas since October 2021, and is finally releasing the game to the public on PC, iOS and Android on April 26. Like Genshin Impact, a PlayStation version of the game will be released later. Check out the game’s Boarding Preparation Special Program video released earlier today, featuring details of in-game rewards as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes stories of the game’s development.