Idea Factory International has announced the release date for Azur Lane Crosswave.
The Azur Lane based action RPG is set to release for the PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam in North America on February 13th, with Europe following on February 21st. Additionally a crossover was revealed with Hyperdimension Neptunia, which will see Neptune feature in the game and will be free to download for the first month post launch.
You can read an overview from IFI below:
About Azur Lane: Crosswave
Taking place in a world where personified battleships from across the globe duke it out, Azur Lane: Crosswave
takes the spirit of the mobile game and uses the Unreal Engine to bring
its characters to life in a massive 3D world, so fans can see them like
they’ve never seen them before. The in-game character designs will also
feature cel-shaded anime style 3D graphics that stay true to the
About Azur Lane
Azur Lane is a side-scrolling shooter created by Shanghai
Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi, originally released in 2017 for iOS and
Android platforms. The Shanghai-based publisher, Yostar, published the
Japanese and English version of the mobile game, popularizing the game
to more mobile users across the world. The game takes place in a world
where personified battleships from around the globe engage in
side-scrolling shooter gameplay.
Enter the four nations: Eagle Union, Royal Navy, Iron Blood, and
Sakura Empire. The military of each nation marched towards yet another
season of diligent training. Suddenly, in the middle of their normal
routines, a Joint Military Exercise was enacted. In this monumental
event, a select few from each nation were chosen, causing all of them to
train even harder in anticipation of rigourous battles ahead. But how
did this event come to exactly? Are there ulterior motives at play?
- Retrofitted in 3D – Azur Lane mobile, the
beloved side-scrolling shooter, is now retrofitted for the Steam as a
cel-shaded, 3D action shooter with the help of Unreal Engine! Choose
from 25-plus characters and 30-plus support characters to help lead your
fleet to victory. Azur Lane: Crosswave also introduces two brand-new playable characters, Shimakaze and Suruga!
- Four Modes to Choose From – Choose from four
different modes: Story, Extreme Battle, Photo, or Episode Mode. Story
Mode goes through 7 riveting chapters in the footsteps of newcomers,
Shimakaze and Suruga. In Extreme Battle Mode, choose from 100-plus
challenging fleets to battle for rare items and special materials. In
Photo Mode, you can pose characters, change facial expressions, alter
backgrounds, and camera angles to create a picturesque moment. Episode
Mode includes 50-plus sub-stories that deliver bonus character
- Arm Your Armada – Before setting sail, beef up your
characters by equipping them with rare items found after a successful
battle or by crafting items at Akashi’s Laboratory. Here, Commanders can
exchange blueprints to create new gear, convert materials into rare
items, and earn rewards. Experiment with different fleet arrangements to
gain special Fleet Effects that can provide in-game stat bonuses.
- Ready, Aim, Fire – In Azur Lane: Crosswave,
you can now control, aim, and fire at incoming battleships, aircraft
carriers, and other enemies. Depending on the character’s subtype,
players can dash to evade attacks or activate defensive shields, unleash
torpedoes or aircrafts, and switch-on character-specific special
attacks to defeat unruly enemies!
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