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 a few months back. They previously announced that it will be released for the PS4™ and Steam® in February 2020 with Japanese, English, and Traditional Chinese subtitles. We now know that the official launch dates for each version. Idea Factory International announced that the Steam® version will be released on February 13th. The PS4™ version will be released on February 13th in North America and February 21st in Europe.
Idea Factory International also announced that Neptune from the Neptunia™ series will be available as free DLC but only for the first month of release. After that, she won’t be available to download or purchase.
Read more about the launch dates and free Neptunia DLC here!
But wait, there’s more! Idea Factory International also updated its website and offered a deeper look at the 4 game modes in Azur Lane: Crosswave – Story Mode, Extreme Battle Mode, Photo Mode, and Episode Mode. In addition, new character profiles and screenshots were added.
To learn more about the different game modes and view the new character profiles, visit Idea Factory International’s official Azur Lane: Crosswave website here!
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.
Idea Factory International began accepting Preorders on their site for the Limited Edition starting on January 9th. Find out more here!
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!?