Bandai Namco announced the schedule of the closed beta of the upcoming MMORPG Blue Protocol and released a new gameplay video.
You can check out the video below, focusing on the battle skill of the Spell Caster, a long-range class that specializes on attacks based on a variety of elements.
We learn that on March 30 those who got invited into the closed beta will be notified. Each will be able to invite a friend between March 30 and April 6.
On April 20 the pre-download will be made available and there will be a livestream with the development team.
The closed beta will start on April 23 and end on April 26. A questionnaire will be distributed among beta testers afterward.
If you want to see more, you can take a look at the latest gameplay, the previous screenshots, even more images, another gallery, more extensive gameplay footage, at even more screenshots, the previous gallery, some more recent gameplay footage, the previous trailer, the initial announcement trailer and the first screenshots, and the second batch of screenshots, another gallery, a recent look at the Aegis Fighter class, and another at the Twin Striker and Blast Archer classes.
Blue Protocol is an online JRPG in development for PC by a team named Project Blue Sky, which is a joint initiative of Bandai Namco Online and Bandai Namco Studios. At the moment, there is no set release date.
While a western release has not been announced yet, the recent discovery of a career opportunity ad for a localization director strongly hinted to an upcoming English version of the game. The developers themselves also mentioned the goal of launching the game globally.