Yostar is continuing to reveal new content coming on the short-term to its popular shipgirl-focused mobile game Azur Lane.
We learn that the two Eagle Union carriers Shangri-La and Independence are finally coming to the English servers.
This means that we’re getting the “Air Raid Drills with Essex” event that dates all the way back to February 2019 on the Chinese and Japanese servers.
On top of the event, we’re also getting “Race Queen” skins for Takao and Zuikaku. Fans have been waiting for those for a long time considering that the costumes have been painted on an itasha (a car decorated with otaku imagery) that appeared during official events dedicated to the game.
It’ll be interesting to see if the set will include all the characters we saw on the car, which also include Atago, Duke of York, Prince of Whales, Shokaku, and more.
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 not into mobile games, Idea Factory International recently launched Azur Lane: Crosswave for PS4 and PC, with a Nintendo Switch version coming down the line. We’re also still waiting for the DLC in the west.
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.