Yostar and Compile Heart continue to provide updates on Azur Lane and its counterpart for PS4 and PC Azur Lane: Crosswave.
We start with the mobile game that today received its New Year event titled “Swirling Cherry Blossoms.”
In order to celebrate, Yostar released a lovely trailer featuring the new shipgirls (including one designed by Shining artist Tony Taka) and plenty of dedicated skins.
You can watch it below.
So far we have learned that five shipgirls will be introduced as DLC, Taihou, Formidable, Roon, Sirius, and Le Malin. Yet, they won’t come alone.
Each of the five DLC packs will include three more shipgirls that won’t be directly playable, but will be available as battle support and secretaries. Their names haven’t been revealed yet.
On top of that, each DLC will added one chapter comparable in size to those of the main story, for a total of five new chapters. Each will feature the related shipgirl as the protagonist instead of Suruga and Shimakaze.
If you’re unfamiliar with Azur Lane, it’s is a free-to-play mobile horizontal scrolling shooter/RPG hybrid currently available for iOS and Android.
If you’d like to learn more about it, you can read our recent interview with Yostar’s director of operations.
If your interest leans more towards console and PC games, Azur Lane: Crosswave has already been released for for PS4 in Japan, and it’s coming to the west in February with a PC version on top. You should definitely read the interview we pubished a few days ago, in which Compile Heart President Norihisa Kochiwa talks in depth about the project.
If you’re curious about the franchise’s popularity in Japan, you can check out my report about the recent anniversary event that pretty much literally invaded Akihabara.