Today, during a livestream from Japan, Compile Heart had a few reveals to make about the upcoming DLC for Azur Lane: Crosswave.
We already know that the DLC will bring new shipgirls straight from the mobile game, on top of new support shipgirls, and new story chapters.
First of all, we get release dates for for the DLC, which will be as follows.
- DLC 1 Taihou – April 20
- DLC 2 Formidable – April 27
- DLC 3 Roon – May 11
- DLC 4 Le Malin – May 18
- DLC 5 Sirius – May 25.
A season pass will be available, for 4,950 yen, which translates into approximately $46. Do keep in mind that the dates here are for Japan. At the moment, Idea Factory international has not confirmed them for the west yet.
We reached out to the good folks at IFI asking for a clarification on this, and we’ll keep you posted on what they say.
Update: IFI got back to us, but they mentioned that for the moment they have no update on this.
We also learn the remaining shipgirls that will come with each DLC exclusively as support and secretaries.
We we already knew that the first DLC included Jean Bart, Dunkerque, and Saint Louis. Below you can see the full list for DLC 2-5, with the newly-revealed shipgirls bolded.
- DLC 2 – Zara, Warspite, Neptune
- DLC 3 – Graf Zeppelin, Deutschland, Graf Spee
- DLC 4 – Baltimore, Essex, Centaur
- DLC 5 – London, Alabama, Azuma
New gameplay showing off Taihou in action was also broadcasted.
Last, but certainly not least, we get to see a cute video using the Crosswave model for Le Malin as she teaches us to wash our hands properly.
If you want to learn more about Azur Lane: Crosswave, you should definitely read the interview we pubished a few weeks ago, in which Compile Heart President Norihisa Kochiwa talks in depth about the project.
We also have our review, if you’re interested in knowing whether the game is worth your time.
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’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.