By Patrick Aguda / May 2nd, 2019
Idea Factory International has announced that they are bringing Azur Lane: Crosswave to North America and Europe for PlayStation 4 in 2020. The game will be released both physically and digitally. Crosswave is based on the popular mobile game Azur Lane which is available now for Android and iOS devices.
Crosswave utilizes the Unreal Engine to recreate the characters’ designs in cel-shaded 3D. You can check out some screenshots of the characters below. The characters featured are Ayanami, Javelin, Laffey, Ping Hai and Prinz Eugen.
Idea Factory International describes both Azur Lane and Azur Lane: Crosswave as follows:
About Azur Lane (mobile game)
Azur Lane is a side-scrolling shooter created by Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi, originally released in 2017 for iOS and Android platforms. The Shanghai-based publisher, Yostar, published the Japanese and English version of the mobile game, popularizing the game to more mobile users across the world. The game takes place in a world where personified battleships from around the globe engage in side-scrolling shooter gameplay.
About Azur Lane: Crosswave
Azur Lane: Crosswave takes the spirit of the mobile game and uses the Unreal Engine to bring its characters to life in a massive 3D world, so fans can see them like they’ve never seen them before. The in-game character designs will also feature cel-shaded anime style 3D graphics that stay true to the original art.
The PS4 game’s key features are as follows:
Ships at Bae – Players will need to defeat enemy ships and meet special criteria to unlock and customize new characters. Swap weapons and even cute accessories to fit your needs as the top commander of the seas! With a multitude of characters to collect each equipped with unique strengths and abilities and NPCs to unlock, every player will definitely find their favorite commander to customize!
Ready Your Torpedoes & Set Sail – Before you set sail, players can prepare their character units, formations, and equipment. Customizing and preparing your formation ahead of battle is crucial!
Glide & Weave – Don’t just sit out there like a buoy! Prepare yourself and input your attacks! Pay close attention to aerial bombs, underwater torpedoes, and incoming projectiles. Launch and aim your torpedoes, shoot down incoming aerial attacks with your anti-air guns, and swiftly glide past any incoming missiles!
Unreal Big Fish – Azur Lane: Crosswave uses the Unreal Engine and it brings your favorite 2D characters in the original mobile app come to life in this 3D, cel-shaded world!
Azur Lane: Crosswave is set to launch in Japan for PlayStation 4 on August 29. The game will release in North America and Europe sometime in 2020. The official website for the western release will be available at a later date.
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