Azur Lane publisher Yostar has revealed new content coming to the popular shipgirl-focused game.
First of all, we’re getting a brand new shipgirl for the Royal Navy faction, and it’s HMS dido.
You’ll probably notice that she shares certain features with her younger class sister, Sirius.
We also get the reveal of new skins coming for the Spring Festival (Chinese New year) set, including Centaur and Illustrious.
While the latter has not yet been confirmed for the west, it’s pretty much a given since we’re gradually getting confirmation for the rest (excluding Swiftsure, that we likely aren’t getting unless they release the actual ship first).
The Weibo account for the Chinese servers also revealed a look at the event grounds for the Spring Festival event, which will include the usual minigames and will launch with next week’s maintenance on January 21.
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.