Genshin Impact Studio Shows Off Sci-Fi Game Honkai: Star Rail At Summer Game Fest

The new action game is set on an interstellar train and has a similar art style to Hoyoverse's other games.


Hoyoverse, the studio behind Genshin Impact, has shown off Honkai: Star Rail, a new sci-fi strategy-RPG game at the Summer Game Fest and revealed a look at a new playable character.

Honkai: Star Rail boasts the same anime art style as Hoyoverse's other titles like Genshin Impact and the recently announced Zenless Zone Zero. This title places players as an amnesiac character traveling in outer space on an interstellar train where they will make companions, travel among the stars, and fight large and colorful monsters with bright, futuristic weaponry. Players will be able to take control of a team of four characters as they explore a mixture of open-world environments and dungeons where they will engage in turn-based fights.

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Now Playing: Honkai Starrail Trailer | Summer Game Fest 2022

The trailer unveiled at Summer Game Fest shows off a slew of environments, both seemingly in space stations and in cities players will travel to, where they fight against mostly mech enemies. Companions use weapons like one that appears to be a literal electric guitar (as in the guitar actually shoots electricity out of it). The trailer ends with a tease for a character named Jing Yuan, who will be playable in Honkai: Star Rail.

Honkai: Star Rail was first announced last year and is the fourth game in the Honkai series. The previous title, Honkai 3rd Impact, was Hoyoverse's breakout success before the arrival of Genshin Impact in 2020. Honkai: Star Rail has been in closed beta since its announcement, with the first taking place last October. The second just took place at the end of May.

Honkai: Star Rail has no set release date but is coming soon.

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