Today Yostar released a new trailer of its popular shipgirl-focused mobile game Azur Lane to celebrate the new update.
The update adds five new shipgirls that you can grind as PR3, within a collaboration with World of Warships. They were revealed last week.
The PR3 group includes light cruiser Mainz and battlecruiser Odin from Iron Blood, battleship Champagne from Iris Libre, and heavy cruisers Cheshire and Drake from the Royal Navy.
If the names don’t ring a bell among history fans among you, these are what WoWs fans not-too-fondly call “paper ships.” They’re basically warships that never actually existed. They are loosely based on plans and projects that did not see completion or even any degree of construction.
Let’s just say that they’re not universally loved even among the World of Warships fanbase. To be fair, the same can be said about shipgirls.
You can check out the trailer below.
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.