For those near Kinokuniya stores, the retailer’s Honkai: Star Rail contest is about to end on April 24, 2023. The promotion began on April 11, 2023 and involves visiting to get a “Star Rail Pass” and take part in photo ops ahead of the game’s April 26, 2023 launch. People who do also will be entered to win prizes connected to either the store or the upcoming HoYoVerse game.
At every participating Kinokuniya store, there will be Honkai: Star Rail imagery. One standee will promote the game itself and have a QR code that allows people to pre-register for the game. To participate in the event and enter the contest, a person must scan the QR code to get the Star Rail Special Pass. After scanning it with a phone, go to the cashier and show them the “pre-registration successful” page. On April 24, 2023, the official Twitter account for the game will announce the 48 people who won items like an iPhone 14, mouse pad, acrylic standee, keychain, pin, and Kinokuniya gift card.
For reference, here is how the March 7th standee looks in-store.
Here is where Kinokuniya stores in the US are located:
- Arcadia, CA: The Shops at Santa Anita at 400 S. Baldwin Avenue, 2F #E-17
- Arlington Heights, IL: Mitsuwa Marketplace at 100 E. Algonquin Road
- Austin, TX: 6929 Airport Blvd #121
- Beaverton, OR: Uwajimaya Plaza at 10500 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.
- Carrollton, TX: Carrollton Town Center at 2540 Old Denton Road, Suite 114
- Edgewater, NJ: Mitsuwa Marketplace at 595 River Road
- Katy, TX: 23330 Grand Circle Boulevard, Suite 140
- Los Angeles, CA: 123 Astronaut E. S. Onizuka St, #205
- Los Angeles, CA: Mitsuwa Marketplace at 3760 South Centinela Ave
- New York, NY: 1073 Avenue of the Americas
- Plano, TX: Mitsuwa Marketplace at 100 Legacy Drive
- Portland, OR: 829 SW 9th Ave
- San Francisco, CA: Japan Center at 1581 Webster St
- San Jose, CA: Mitsuwa Marketplace at 675 Saratoga Ave
- Seattle, WA: Uwajimaya Village at 525 South Weller St
- Torrance, CA: Mitsuwa Marketplace in Del Amo Fashion Center at 3525 Carson St, #164-M
The Honkai: Star Rail PC and mobile release date is April 26, 2023, and it will also come to PlayStation consoles like the PS4 and PS5.