Honkai: Star Rail, the upcoming gacha RPG from Chinese studio HoYoverse, is on track to break records with its rapidly growing pre-registrations. With over ten million signups and counting, the game is poised to become the biggest launch in HoYoverse’s history and may even surpass the pre-registration numbers of the popular open-world RPG Genshin Impact.
A New Take on the Honkai Franchise
Honkai: Star Rail is a direct sequel to Honkai Impact 3rd, but with a twist. Unlike its predecessor’s hack-and-slash gameplay, this game features turn-based battles. The lack of open-world exploration may disappoint some Genshin Impact fans, but it also makes Honkai: Star Rail a better fit for playing on the go. The game’s trailers and beta tests have already hinted at its potential for success.
HoYoverse opened pre-registrations for Honkai: Star Rail in mid-February, offering various gameplay incentives to players who sign up early. The response has been nothing short of explosive, with the game averaging around a million signups per day since its announcement. The pre-registration figure of ten million has already surpassed the last pre-registration number confirmed for Genshin Impact, which celebrated ten million signups on its release day.
Potential for Record-Breaking Success
If the current trend of signups continues, Honkai: Star Rail may very well break Genshin Impact’s record. While the open-world RPG took 40 days to hit the ten million milestone, Honkai: Star Rail did it in just ten. Some unofficial reports suggest Genshin Impact’s pre-registration figures were much higher, but Honkai: Star Rail is still on course to smash even the most outrageous of those estimates. The game’s recently updated iOS App Store listing also confirms its release date of April 26, giving it a 44-day pre-registration period to surpass Genshin Impact’s numbers and become HoYoverse’s most successful launch ever.
With its unique take on the Honkai franchise, Honkai: Star Rail is set to make waves in the gacha RPG market. Its explosive pre-registrations suggest that the game will be a huge success, and it may even surpass the pre-registration numbers of the massively popular Genshin Impact. Only time will tell if Honkai: Star Rail can achieve this feat, but with its release date just around the corner, fans are eagerly anticipating its arrival.