Azur Lane: Crosswave Heading to Nintendo Switch

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

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Nintendo Switch players can now set sail with Idea Factory’s Azur Lane: Crosswave, when the game releases in 2021.

From the developer:

In this high-octane 3D Action Shooter, historical battle ships come to 3D life with the help of the Unreal Engine! Control a fleet of cute, but devastating characters and bring any enemy to their knees! Newcomers and returning fans of Azur Lane can play in 4 game modes, including the 100+ battles of Extreme Battle Mode! Will you be able to sail your fleet to victory, or will you sink into the ocean?

Recruit more than 50 ship girls to help lead your fleet to victory. Commanders will have the option of choosing between four game modes. The Nintendo Switch version features a Story Mode with seven new chapters through the lens of newcomers Shimakaze and Suruga, plus two chapters featuring Taihou and Formidable. In Extreme Battle Mode, choose between 100-plus challenging fleets to battle for rare items and special materials. Photo Mode allows players to change backgrounds, adjust facial expressions and poses, as well as choose up to six characters with updated camera angles. Episode Mode includes more than 50 substories that deliver bonus character backgrounds.

Beef up characters before setting sail by equipping them with rare items or crafting items in Akashi’s Laboratory. Commanders can exchange blueprints to create new gear, convert materials into rare items, and earn rewards. Experiment with different fleet arrangement to gain special Fleet Effects that can provide in-game stat bonuses.

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Control, aim, and fire at incoming battleships, aircraft carriers, and other enemies. Depending on the character’s subtype, players can dash to evade attacks or activate defensive shields, unleash torpedoes or aircrafts, and switch-on character-specific special attacks to defeat unruly enemies.

Azur Lane: Crosswave will release on the Nintendo Switch in 2021.

In the meantime, those who bought the game on Steam before Feb. 13, 2020, are eligible for a new DLC loyalty program to thank them for pre-purchasing the game. From Oct. 5 to Nov. 2, loyalty program members can purchase new DLC characters Taihou, Formidable, Roon, Le Malin, and Sirius for half off. Each DLC unlocks one main playable character, three new support ships, and additional Story Mode content for the main playable character.

Azur Lane: Crosswave is available physically and digitally in North America and Europe for PlayStation 4 and Steam.

Read oprainfall’s review of the game here.

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