With the Honkai: Star Rail closed beta having now concluded, developer HoYoverse has shared more information on where the game will be going from here – including information on a final release date, additional console releases and more. The good news is that even more gamers will be able to jump into the journey of Trailblazers aboard the Astral Express, and will be able to commence their journey starting next month.
It has been confirmed that the PC, iOS and Android releases of the gacha-supported free-to-play RPG will launch on 26 April 2023. The PC release will be available both via a direct download, similar to how Genshin Impact is installed, or as a separate download via the Epic Games Store.
While not immediately available at launch, HoYoverse has also confirmed that plans are underway to bring Honkai: Star Rail to PlayStation Platforms, also replicating the release strategy of Genshin Impact.
A fully-fledged RPG in their Honkai media franchise, which started with the mobile game Honkai Impact 3rd, Honkai: Star Rail is described by HoYoverse as:
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, the game reflects an interstellar melody filled with surprises and rewarding experiences that echo throughout the universe.
About Honkai: Star Rail
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