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Azur Lane: Crosswave Game Launches for PC in Early 2020

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Physical PS4 editions also ship in early 2020

Idea Factory International announced on Thursday that Felistella and Compile Heart's Azur Lane: Crosswave game will launch for PC via Steam in early 2020. The PC version of the game will feature Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and English subtitles.

The game will also have regular and limited-edition physical releases for the PlayStation 4 in partnership with Limited Run Games in early 2020. The limited edition will bundle a hardcover art book, soundtrack, Shimakaze Figure, enamel pin set, and Sakura Empire Standeel. The physical editions of the game will be available for pre-order in North America on November 5.

The game shipped in Japan for the PlayStation 4 on August 29. Idea Factory International will also release the game for the PS4 in Europe in 2020.

The game is based on Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi's Azur Lane smartphone game. In the original game for iOS and Android devices, players collect early 20th century warships from various countries and use fleets of six ships to battle enemies. Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi developed the game, and bilibili released it in China in May 2017. Shanghai Yostar released the game in Japan in September 2017. Yostar released an English version of the game on May 20.

Yostar describes the Azur Lane game:

Azur Lane features an interactive combat system that combines the best of strategy and 2D shooter games. Players must command a flotilla, divided into two parts: the Vanguard Fleet and the Main Fleet. While the Vanguard is responsible for striking and clearing operations, the Main Fleet must focus on fire support and dealing damage to enemy ships. Strategy is key, and players must build their fleets carefully to succeed on the high seas. Players can strengthen their fleets from the base via the Academy and Dorms, where they can earn experience points, buy items from the shop, or improve their skills in the Classroom.

The original game inspired a television anime adaptation that premiered on October 3. A spinoff manga adaptation will debut on December 9.

Source: Press release

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