Gain the Affection of Your Favorite Ship in Azur Lane: Crosswave! đź’Ť

This is a Press Release by, Idea Factory International

SET YOUR FAVORITE SECRETARY SHIP & LEARN ABOUT THE 4 GAME MODES IN AZUR LANE: CROSSWAVE

LOS ANGELES, CA., January 13, 2020 – And the ships keep on coming! In this update, we are introduced to 6 more ships in this week’s Azur Lane: Crosswave website update! Amateur Commanders can also get a taste of what gameplay is like with the Game Overview website update! Check out the character profiles and the game overview summary below!

Characters:

Game Overview:
In Azur Lane: Crosswave, there are four different modes a player can choose to play from – Story Mode, Extreme Battle Mode, Photo Mode, and Episode Mode. 

Azur Lane: Crosswave will launch physically and digitally on the PlayStation®4 in North America and Europe and on Steam® in February 2020. The Steam version will include Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and English subtitles.

Preorders for the Azur Lane: Crosswave Limited Edition are now available through the IFI NA Online Store and IFI EU Online Store! More information available below.

Download Character Update #4 screenshot batch with the button below!

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Gameplay Overview:

Secretary ShipsAzur Lane: Crosswave allows Commanders to choose a Secretary Ship that talks and greets you right from the start! By setting your Secretary Ship, you can increase their affection. Once the ship’s affection reaches the “Love” status, Commanders then have the opportunity to marry their favorite character!

Story Mode

The Story Mode contains an original story following the journey of two new Sakura Empire recruits, Shimakaze and Suruga. The story begins with all four Nations living harmoniously. Suddenly, a Joint Military Exercise was enacted causing all the Nations to train even harder than before. But all of the Nations began to question… how did this event come to be?

Players will travel on an Ocean Map, which changes each chapter, and can encounter various events, battles, and also items. Players will engage in 3 VS 3 battles and also experience conversation events that can be reviewed in the Gallery.

Through the 3 VS 3 battles, players can accumulate A Points which they can use to scout allies to create even more fleets!

Extreme Battle ModePlayers can challenge themselves in Extreme Battle Mode as their fleets become stronger. The difficulty of the stages increase as players progress. Here players can fight powerful enemies and collect rare items. Some of these items can lead to very special events…

Can you build a fleet strong enough to clear the highest level stages?

Photo ModeA mode where you can take pictures of your favorite characters! You can place up to 3 characters on an open stage and have them pose as you’d like.Snap a pic and share it with the world!

Episode ModePlayers can view hidden events that are unlocked through clearing certain criteria. Through these events, discover a new side to the 66 characters that appear in the game!

Each character also belongs to one of the four Nations participating in the Joint Military Exercise: Sakura Empire, Eagle Union, Royal Navy, and Iron Blood. Learn more about the four Nations below!

Sakura Empire: An island nation in the east which abides by its culture of honor and tradition.

Eagle Union: The democratic federation which values the principles of freedom and harmony.

Royal Navy: The constitutional monarchy which prides itself in its glorious history of nobility.

Iron Blood: The military empire which strives for phenomenal advancements in technology.

Playable Characters:

Javelin

A young Royal Navy girl who has reached the pinnacle of both cuteness and slyness. Her happy-go-lucky attitude masks her clever nature very well. She becomes friends with almost anyone due to her bright smile and kind nature. She’s secretly in charge of demonstrations in preparation for the Joint Military Exercise.Z23
 

A member of the Iron Blood whose nickname is “Zed.” She’s always looking for ways to improve herself, and she’s also passionate about research. She’s very critical of herself and others, but will always give praise to those who she deems as worthy. She’s often found acting as a commander in battle. She was chosen to represent the Iron Blood in the Joint Military Exercise by her peers. She’s doing her very best to rise to the occasion and lead her friends to victory.St. Louis

Eagle Union’s Light Cruiser nicknamed “Lucky Lou.” She speaks with conviction, which comes from the power she holds, and her mature aura gathers the attention of even her peers. She is the older sister to Helena, and though they seem like two opposites, they both know how to approach others with kindness, which reminds everyone of their sisterly bond. Among the many that Eagle Union sent to the event, she is one of the few who actively supports her friends.

Full-Time Secretary/Battle Support:

    • Secretary Ship: Appears on main menus when not engaged in battle. Secretary Ship can be a playable character or support character. Having a ship as your secretary can lead to some interesting events to happen!
    • Support: Can be selected to assist in battle. When certain conditions are met, support characters can perform different support skills such as attacks, buffs, and heals. Playable characters can also be deployed as support characters, lending a different set of skills than if they were controlled.Abukuma
      She looks like a demon, but acts a lot calmer than she looks. In fact, she’s so calm that it almost feels like she’s already seen everything life has to offer. This, coupled with her general personality, attracts many to her. When she has time, she is usually found munching on torpedo tempura her older sister Nagara made or simply passes the time fishing and playing Japanese chess. She decides to participate in the Joint Military Exercise event so long as she would only be in charge of support.

      Amazon

      Perhaps it’s because she has the vessel history of being a flotilla leader, but in any case, Amazon acts like a veteran, and has a wanton need to lead others as Royal Navy’s young instructor. She lacks height, and is often mistaken for being younger than she is, which riles her up quite easily. On the other hand, she has the humility to apologize when she is in the wrong, and has the capacity to accept apologies too. She joins the Joint Military Exercise to offer support, and to keep watch over the participants.

      Arizona

      Maybe it’s because of her vessel’s history, but she is very sensitive and has a general aura of sorrow surrounding her. She has a tendency of talking too long, but she is very brave on the battlefield, and has what it takes to be a Kansen. She believes that being proactive will make her better, so she decides to join the Joint Military Exercise as support.

PREORDER THE AZUR LANE: CROSSWAVE  LIMITED EDITION TODAY!

Preorders for the Azur Lane: Crosswave Limited Edition ($99.99) and Standard Edition ($49.99) through IFI’s NA Online Store and IFI’s EU Online Store are NOW AVAILABLE!

*FREE domestic shipping on US orders!

The Azur Lane: Crosswave Limited Edition includes: 

PS4 version:

  • PS4 Standard Edition Game
  • Azur Lane: Crosswave Steel Game Case
  • “Nautical Debriefing” Hardcover Art Book
  • Official Soundtrack
  • Shimakaze Figure
  • 2″ Enamel Pin Set
  • Sakura Empire Standee
  • Reversible Cover Sleeve
  • Collector’s Box

Steam version:

  • Deluxe Edition Steam Code*
  • Azur Lane: Crosswave Steel Game Case
  • “Nautical Debriefing” Hardcover Art Book
  • Official Soundtrack
  • Shimakaze Figure
  • 2″ Enamel Pin Set
  • Sakura Empire Standee
  • Collector’s Box

*Steam Limited Editons purchased through Iffy’s NA Online Store will have the steam codes emailed after the payment has been processed. The Steam Limited Edition is EXCLUSIVE to the IFI Online Stores.

The physical North American version of the Standard Edition is exclusive to IFI’s NA Online Store and Limited Run Games.

Check out the Limited Edition Preorders on the IFI Online Stores with the buttons below!
North America:  Limited Edition (NA)   Standard Edition (NA)

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.

Key Features

Retrofitted in 3D – Azur Lane mobile, the beloved side-scrolling shooter, is now retrofitted for the PlayStation®4 and Steam® as a cel-shaded, 3D action shooter with the help of Unreal Engine! Choose from 25+ characters and 30+ support characters to help lead your fleet to victory. Azur Lane: Crosswave also introduces 2 brand-new playable characters, Shimakaze and Suruga!

4 Modes to Choose From – Choose from 4 different modes: Story, Extreme Battle, Photo, or Episode Mode. Story Mode goes through 7 riveting chapters in the footsteps of newcomers, Shimakaze and Suruga. In Extreme Battle Mode, choose from 100+ challenging fleets to battle for rare items and special materials. In Photo Mode, you can pose characters, change facial expressions, alter backgrounds, and camera angles to create a picturesque moment. Episode Mode includes 50+ sub-stories that deliver bonus character backgrounds!

Arm Your Armada – Before setting sail, beef up your characters by equipping them with rare items found after a successful battle or by crafting items at Akashi’s Laboratory. Here, Commanders can exchange blueprints to create new gear, convert materials into rare items, and earn rewards. Experiment with different fleet arrangements to gain special Fleet Effects that can provide in-game stat bonuses.

Ready, Aim, Fire – In Azur Lane: Crosswave, you can now 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!