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Honkai: Star Rail Lordly Trashcan Was Born From Memes

In an interview with the Honkai: Star Rail development team, the reporters at Game Watch got to the heart of a question that must be burning in the hearts of many fans: just what is up with the Lordly Trashcan? Other topics in the interview included Penacony’s reception, as well as new gameplay features that appeared from Version 2.0. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

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According to the development team, they drew inspiration for the Lordly Trashcan from all the trashcan memes that had been floating around after the game came out. In the beginning, the trashcans in Belobog were just hidden jokes to make the players laugh. They were surprised at how much attention people paid to the Belobog trashcan stuff. That was when they decided that they wanted to make the Trailblazer face off against a humanoid trashcan. At the end of this section, the development team implies that there might be an improved and updated version of the Lordly Trashcan in future updates.

Other interesting tidbits from the interview include questions about the characters and Penacony. The team wanted Penacony to be a deeper exploration of the Honkai: Star Rail world instead of simply introducing a new world and characters. Things like the Dreampeek Call and Clockwork Quests were to help with that, as well as to broaden the setting of Penacony. The team would also like to remind players that Honkai: Star Rail is not a continuation or sequel to Honkai Impact 3rd. You will not have to play that or read its supplementary material in order to understand characters like Welt or Acheron.

Honkai: Star Rail is readily available on the PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices.

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Stephanie Liu
Stephanie is a senior writer who has been writing for games journalism and translating since 2020. After graduating with a BA in English and a Certificate in Creative Writing, she spent a few years teaching English and history before fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a writer. In terms of games, she loves RPGs, action-adventure, and visual novels. Aside from writing for Siliconera and Crunchyroll, she translates light novels, manga, and video games.