Honkai: Star Rail Boarding Preparation Special Program Livestream – Release Date Confirmed!

Feature image for our Honkai: Star Rail Boarding Preparation Special Program Live Updates news feature. It shows two Honkai Star Rail characters, with a shadowy figure with glasses lurking in the background.

The Honkai: Star Rail Boarding Preparation Special News stream kicks off today, and Droid Gamers will be there to give you all the news on what Da Wei and MiHoYo have to say about their newest and shiniest title. Da Wei will apparently also be demonstrating a previously-unseen skill. We don’t even dare speculate.

You can watch it via the official YouTube or Twitch channels. 7:30 pm UTC+8, that’ll be 11:30 am in the UK, or 6:30 am Eastern Standard Time.

The Livestream Lowdown

But what’s a gamer to do if you can’t be around for the stream? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

We’ll keep this article updated with a round-up of the latest and most important updates as the stream goes on, so check in here during or after the stream to get all the juiciest news.

The developer was keen to publicize the Boarding Preparation stream, so we’re anticipating some major news. We’ve yet to receive an official confirmation of the release date for the hotly-anticipated game.

Speculation has placed it mid-April, but we’ve yet to get a solid answer. Today should be the day that we get a final word on when to expect the release.

Special Announcements

  • Pre Installation April 23
  • Official Release is April 26
  • PlayStation version confirmed!
  • Documentary about the game will be coming out
  • HOYO-MiX have created the soundtrack for each world
  • Gameplay demo footage

Combat Announcements

  • When a character attacks or gets attacked, you earn energy that you can use to perform your Ultimate
  • Stealth system in the game to initiate combat
  • Type icon above an enemies head is their Weakness Type and there will be a Toughness bar
  • When a character attacks or gets attacked, you earn energy that you can use to perform your Ultimate
  • There looks to be a system that is similar to the Abyss in Genshin Impact with weekly Points that reset

Character Announcements

  • Cheryl Texiera is the English VA for Kafka
  • Skyler Davenport is the English VA for March 7th
  • Nicholas Leung is the English VA for Dan Heng
  • Cia Court is the English VA for Himeko
  • Corey Landis is the English VA for Welt
  • PJ Mattson is the English VA for Herta
  • Alejandro Saab is the English VA for Jing Yuan (same VA as Cyno in Genshin Impact!)
  • Molly Zhang is the English VA for Seele (character from Honkai Impact 3rd!)
  • Madeline Reiter is the English VA for Bronya (character from Honkai Impact 3rd!)
  • Su Ling Chan is the English VA for Bailu
  • Amber May is the English VA for Yanqing
  • Nanook – The Destruction announced
  • The character Blade introduced
  • Bronya from Honkai Impact 3rd is in the game!
  • Seele from Honkai Impact 3rd is in the game!
  • Yaoshi – The Abundance announced
  • Lan – The Hunt announced
  • General Jing Yuan footage
  • Seele can use stealth skills to become undetectable
  • Jing Yuan uses Lightning
  • Clara uses Physical
  • Gepard uses Ice
  • Bronya uses Wind
  • Welt uses Imaginary
  • Bailu uses Lightning
  • Light Cones can be used to buff characters

Banner Announcements

  • Departure Warp is the Starter Warp banner
  • Summoning system is called Warping
  • Every 10 Warps guarantees a 4-star
  • Phase 1 Event Warp is Seele! (and Light Cone)
  • Phase 2 Event War is Jing Yuan! (and Light Cone)

Event Announcements

  • Boulder Town Super League event – resources up for grabs!
  • All-Stars Invite web event is underway!
  • IRL events such as the Star Rail Gallery!
  • A World Beyond daily login event to earn 10 wishes
  • Player ranking system with a variety of in-game PvE tournaments
  • Forgotten Hall event with free character and resources
  • Forgotten Hall event includes a variety of combat challenges
  • Simulated Universe event will give players a free character too!
  • Trailblazing Will rewards – every time you hit a level milestone, you earn wishes!

Exploration Announcements

  • Aeons explained
  • The Express train takes players to various worlds
  • Eternal Freeze lore and footage of Belobog
  • Footage of the Underworld and Overworld
  • Underworld is similar to the Chasm in Genshin Impact!
  • Xianzhou footage – sci-fi world
  • Exalting Sanctum footage
  • You can buy books and have your fortune read in Exalting Sanctum!
  • Treasure chests to open throughout the world
  • Interactive easter eggs throughout the map

A New Heavy Hitter In Gacha Gaming

Honkai: Star Rail is the newest in gacha giant MiHoYo’s formidable roster of games. Unlike its action RPG cousin Genshin Impact, Honkai: Star Rail and the previous games in the Honkai series take a more classical approach to the RPG.

Battles take place in a turn-based style, though with the benefit of the visual prettiness and style we’ve come to expect from anything out of the Hoyoverse stable.

The game takes place in a space-faring civilization in a spot of trouble. Stellarons, semi-sentient objects capable of mass destruction are a constant issue, and your character has wound up with one inside their body. Sounds like a difficult situation.

Fortunately, you have a friendly space-train crew to help you out, all with different abilities and stories behind them. It’s sure to be a pretty epic adventure.

If you want to read up on our lead-up to the stream, check out our first article on the Honkai: Star Rail livestream.

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