Today Compile Heart updated the official site of its upcoming action JRPG Azur Lane Azur Lane: Crosswave, revealing a few gameplay details.
First of all, we get a staple of the mobile game and of waifu-based games of this kind. The player is able to set the secretary shipgirl in the main menu. If the conditions are met, something might happen with her.
Then we learn more about the story campaign’s gameplay loop, which will follow on newcomers Suruga and Shimakaze. Each chapter has a different area map that you can explore to find events and items.
Conversation events are fully voiced and the story can also be reviewed in the gallery.
Battles are fought with up to three characters versus three, with support characters backing them up with their skills. You can accumulate “A Points” and spend them to recruit other shipgirls to create your own fleet.
At the end of each battle, you get a results screen that will provide you with reward items, experience, points, and currency. After that, you go back to the area map, rinse, and repeat.
The Extreme Battle Mode will let you fight against strong high-level enemies to test your characters and equipment. Victory will net valuable equipment.
The Photo Mode lets you position up to three shipgirls in a stage without enemies to take screenshots and share your favorites.
Episode Mode lets you view hidden events that are unlocked by meeting certain conditions. You can explore a new side of the 66 shipgirls included in the game. All events are fully voiced.
You can check it out a few images below. If you want to see more of the game, you can also enjoy the latest trailer, some screenshots showing newcomers Suruga and Shimakaze, and the trailer that revealed them. More assets include the reveal of Downes, additional screenshots introducing Kongou and Mikasa, an older gallery of images and the first trailer.
Azur Lane: Crosswave will launch on the Japanese shelves on August 29 exclusively for PS4. At the moment no release has been announced either for North America or Europe.