Honkai Star Rail is miHoYo’s newest game for release that is currently in closed beta testing. It features a turn-based combat style, Genshin Impact like exploration and well-designed characters alongside award-winning voice actors.
Honkai Star Rail characters like Genshin feature a standard attack, a skill attack and an ultimate. Since the game is turn based, combat is initiated with the standard attack and then a battle instance is started.
The skill and ultimate attack all feature unique voiced animations and seem to be very smooth similar to cutscenes for 5 star character ultimate skills in Genshin Impact.
miHoYo appears to have brought over many other similarities as well since Ultimates in the game are not all damage-based with some providing buffs to the team.
Who is the protagonist in Honkai Star Rail?
The protagonist in Star Rail can be either male or female similar to Genshin and it features a modern design for the character’s clothing fitting in with the more futuristic setting and background.
The protagonist has orange themes and features standard skills like other characters in the game such as normal attacks, passives, stat bonuses and an ultimate skill. The protagonist appears to wield a club as the weapon of choice of a club that looks like a lightsaber!
An important difference between the characters here and Genshin is they actually feature some different animations, the male one is more shounen-like whereas the female has a cool-girl appeal.
What about other character ultimate in Honkai Star Rail?
Other characters in Honkai Star Rail have amazingly unique skills as well. A full feature of character skills is detailed in the video below and shows how the characters all play different roles in the game, some are buffers and others are attackers and main damage dealers. The animation for Himeko is a clear fan favourite and shows numerous times in trailers and promotional videos. It is clear that the team at miHoYo have also taken visual elements from Genshin Impact as there are certain skills that appear similar while also keeping in line with the futurist theme.
How do I join Honkai Impact Star Rail Closed Beta?
We’re sure everyone is interested in how to join the Honkai Star Rail beta test! There’s good news, closed beta 2 sign ups are still open until May 15th 2022 and will allow you to play if chosen.
To sign up for the beta test go to Honkai Star Rail’s Official Website and sign up at the top right!
We hope to see this game soon, until then we’ll be paying close attention to any updates from the development team for any new characters we have not yet seen or gameplay changes in the new beta test.