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Honkai: Star Rail, the sci-fi themed gacha RPG from Genshin Impact developer miHoYo, looks very much poised to be the next big thing: over eight million fans have pre-registered to play the game, more than a month before its official smartphone release date. It should be noted that pre-registration is free and there’s definitely incentive to do so: the Chinese developer’s giving away one free four-star character and 20 Star Rail Passes, which are the tickets used to pull more heroes, to everyone who does.

Nevertheless, we think this is foreshadowing a pretty enormous success story. The game doesn’t have a release date on PS5 and PS4 just yet – the studio’s saying it’ll be available to download “very soon” – but with cross-progression almost certainly supported, you should be able to get started early on your smartphone. The crazy thing is, the team still has a full month to drum up enthusiasm – once the Genshin Impact crossover events drop, this thing is going to explode.

[source twitter.com]