Last week, Idea Factory International announced a partnership with Limited Run Games to release a standard and limited physical edition of Azur Lane: Crosswave in North America. Yesterday, they announced that it will be released on Steam in early 2020 with Japanese, English, and Traditional Chinese subtitles.
Azur Lane: Crosswave was announced back in 2018 for the PlayStation 4. It’s a 3D shooter game that follows a different story from the mobile game and features new characters. It was released in Japan on August 29, 2019. Idea Factory International announced that they would be handling the English language release and expect the game to be published in North America and Europe in 2020.
If you need your Azur Lane fix while waiting for the game to come out, an anime adaptation began airing on October 3rd, 2019.
The series has Tensho directing at Bibury Animation Studio, which he founded. Jin Haganeya in on board to handle the scripts while Masayuki Nonaka is serving as the character designer and chief animation director.
The Japanese cast includes Yui Ishikawa as Enterprise and Mai Nakahara as Akagi. Yui Horie, Yō Taichi, Maria Naganawa, and Nozomi Yamane reprise their roles as Belfast, Ayanami, Laffey, and Javelin from the game.
Plot Concept: Azur Lane, a combination of all the different Camps in the world, was once successful in repelling the underwater menace, the Siren. Now splintered, they must face a new threat in Red Axis, former allies who crave to wield this otherworldly Siren technology for their own nefarious desires! Who will be victorious in the never-ending war between these battleship girls!?