In Honkai: Star Rail, you discover the galaxy on a flying practice blessed by a (probably) lifeless god. You accumulate anime mates and struggle anime enemies. It is mainly Genshin Affect in area, and you’ll play it totally free subsequent month.
In a stream earlier at this time, developer MiHoYo introduced that Honkai: Star Rail will launch on April 26 with preloading out there on April 23. PC gamers can seize the game through its official launcher or the Epic Video games Retailer.
The game’s first story arc, or model (regardless of this being its debut), known as “The Rail Unto the Stars” and shall be your introduction to its sci-fi world. Honkai: Star Rail takes place in the identical universe as 2016’s Honkai Affect third and even options a number of returning characters. However you needn’t play the older game to grasp the brand new one. It takes place a few years sooner or later and has a separate story.
Honkai: Star Rail is a free-to-play gacha game like its predecessor, so there are many characters to roll the cube for, every with varied talents that can assist you in its slick turn-based fight. Enemies have elemental weaknesses and you need to construct a crew to use them.
Genshin Affect gamers shall be conversant in constructing four-person groups and equipping them with grindable gear, however Honkai: Star Rail is not precisely an open world game. You journey to planets and discover them to progress a semi-linear story about an invading drive of evil monsters. Your foremost character—who will be both male or feminine—has one thing known as the “Most cancers of all Worlds” in them, which looks like one thing you will be making an attempt to repair because the story continues in future updates. In any other case… yikes.
I performed loads of the game’s final beta take a look at and was struck by its over-the-top fight animations and legitimately humorous writing. In comparison with Genshin Affect, Honkai: Star Rail feels a bit extra grownup and much more on-line: there are jokes concerning the metaverse and a complete textual content messaging system with emojis. There’s additionally a sidequest where you discuss to a plant.
The game pulled in over 5 million pre-registrations final month, which could imply Genshin Affect may have some competitors—should you can name it that.