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Azur Lane Finally Gets Divergent Chessboard Rerun; Idol Event With New Shipgirls Revealed for Japan

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Azur Lane Finally Gets Divergent Chessboard Rerun; Idol Event With New Shipgirls Revealed for Japan

Yostar has been revealing new details about content coming to its popular shipgirl-focused mobile game Azur Lane for both the Western and Japanese servers.

Yostar has been revealing new information about content coming to its popular shipgirl-focused mobile game Azur Lane.

One of the most popular among past events is the Iron Blood-focused Divergent Chessboard, and the western community has been asking for a rerun for a while.

The good news is that the developers are delivering, and we’re getting it next week.

This means that those who missed the original run will have another chance to get their hands on some really popular shipgirls.

The full list is Graf Zeppelin, Tirpitz, Z46, Detuschland, Admiral Hipper, Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, z25, z35, z19, z20, and Z21. 

On top of that, we’re also getting U-47, which is a neat bonus.

The Japanese servers are getting something completely different, which was teased last week. It’s an idol-themed event focused around the idol group “Polaris.”

The group includes Gascogne, Admiral Hipper, Cleveland, Sheffield, and Akagi. 

Below you can listen to their image song “cœur”

The event focuses on the idea of the introduction of a new armament type named “μ weapon” that combines songs and firepower to counter the Sirens.

Interestingly, we get the reveal of Gascogne, Admiral Hipper, and Sheffield with the μ weaponry, and they won’t be simply new skins, but entirely new ships because apparently they feature new mechanics.

It’s likely that Akagi and Cleveland will be announced soon as well.

The event will also bring idol-themed skins for Laffey, Ping Hai, Ning Hai,  and Fubuki. 

At the moment, we don’t know if it’s coming west, but it may be at a later time to make room for Divergent Chessboard.

If you’re unfamiliar with Azur Lane, it’s a free-to-play mobile horizontal scrolling shooter/RPG hybrid currently available for iOS and Android.

If you are interested in console games as well, Compile Heart and Felistella just released a brand new Azur Lane game titled Azur Lane: Crosswave for PS4 in Japan. It’s coming in the west next year.

If you’d like to learn more, you can read our recent interview with Yostar’s director of operations.

If you’re curious about the game’s popularity in Japan, you can check out my report about the recent anniversary event that pretty much literally invaded Akihabara.

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