Today during a livestream from Japan, the publisher of the popular mobile game Azur Lane revealed plenty of information about what’s coming in the near future.
First of all, we learn about the next major event, launching on July 24 and lasting until August 15. it’s titled “Before the Storm” and focuses on the Eagle Union. We’ll also get to see an appearance of Code G, the evil version of Enterprise from the alternate timeline.
Four shipgirls will be featured, the rare light cruiser USS San Juan, the elite light cruiser USS Birmingham, the super rare heavy cruiser USS Baltimore, and a super rare battleship who remains mysterious. The three-gun turret configuration could be hinting to the appearance of the much-anticipated first Iowa-class battleship in the game.
You can check their illustrations at the bottom of the post, and enjoy some gameplay of the event below.
On top of the shipgirls, we’re also getting two skins, Birmingham will get “Knight in Red” while Baltimore will receive “After school Ace.” Translations for the west may vary, but this is the gist.
Yes, I did say “west,” because the event is also coming in English, presumably at the same time. The western Twitter account for the game revealed Baltimore, pretty much letting the cat out of the bag.
The USS Baltimore is preparing her maiden voyage and she will grace your dock in the near future, Commander.
— Azur Lane Official (@AzurLane_EN) July 22, 2019
The news revealed today aren’t limited to the game, as we also hear more about the upcoming anime series: it will premiere in Japan in October. On top of the release month, we also get to see the animation sketches for the four starting destroyers, Ayanami, Laffey, Javelin, and Z23. Last, but not least, the key artwork was also revealed, featuring Enterprise and Belfast.
During the same livestream, Yostar and Compile Heart also revealed the opening cutscene and theme song of the upcoming PS4 game Azur Lane: Crosswave, which is coming west in 2020.
Azur Lane is a free-to-play mobile horizontal scrolling shooter/RPG hybrid currently available for iOS and Android.
Recently, we reported on a charming crossover event in collaboration with World of Warships hosted in Yokosuka, Japan.