The new title from HoYoverse, Honkai: Star Rail, is almost here! Find out when its release date is, and which platforms it will be available on.
Honkai: Star Rail Release Date – April 26th, 2023
Honkai: Star Rail has been confirmed to be launching on April 26th, 2023 following the Boarding Preparation Special Program livestream last March 24th. This is the launch date for iOS, Android, Windows PC, and Epic Games Store. Pre-load for these platforms began April 23rd and is now available. A PlayStation version was announced to be in development, but with an unknown release date.
A Honkai: Star Rail Launch Show scheduled for 9:30 AM (GMT+8) on April 26th that will feature online personalities have been revealed to celebrate the game’s long-awaited launch.
The release trailer published less than 24 hours before the launch date revealed characters that were not in the Final Closed Beta, much to the excitement of the community. The week leading up to the release date, several Character Trailers were released, further bringing up the hype.
Honkai: Star Rail was initially revealed to be launching 2023 from an Apple ad in China. This also lines up with the fact that the game version that the final closed beta is on is version 0.9.0.
After the pre-registrations opened, the Apple App Store listing for the game showed that the expected release date is on April 26th, 2023. The community was quick to figure out the fact that April 26 lines up with March 7 on the lunar calendar, the latter date being significant due to a character being named March 7th in the game.
After the Final Closed Beta concluded, an hour-long Boarding Preparation Special Program livestream which previewed the features and characters player can experience once the game launches.
Honkai: Star Rail Platforms
Currently, Honkai: Star Rail pre-load available for Android and iOS on their respective app stores, as well as Windows and the Epic Games Store.
A controller-friendly layout was found during the final closed beta, and a PlayStation version has also been announced by HoYoverse. They also provided a preview of what the game looks like when played on the PlayStation, unveiling the HUD, button layouts and mappings, and more.
Honkai: Star Rail Story
Honkai: Star Rail provides a vast universe abundant with distinctive cultures, landscapes, and scenery. It is full of rewards and secrets waiting to be explored.
You can experience the origin of the story in the Herta Space Station and then set sail to explore Jarilo-Ⅵ and the Xianzhou Luofu, two major destinations of your interstellar journey. Jarilo-Ⅵ has innumerable mysteries and dangers frozen beneath its snow caps awaiting further examination. The Xianzhou Luofu, the silkpunk flagship where inhabitants seem to have achieved immortality, foreshadows the upcoming expedition infused with Eastern fantasy.
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