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The Sun Never Sets on the Royal Navy in Azur Lane: Crosswave

All rise for the Royal Navy!

The latest look at Azur Lane: Crosswave gives us a look at what the Royal Navy has to offer. Check out the full rundown in the press release below.

All rise for the Royal Navy! In this week's update for the 3D action shooter, Azur Lane: Crosswave, we reintroduce Royal Navy's playable ships, including the newest addition, Formidable! The game will launch physically and digitally on the Nintendo Switch™ February 16, 2021 in North America and February 19, 2021 in Europe!

New features of the Nintendo Switch version include:​

Taihou and Formidable, formerly DLC for the PS4/Steam version, are included as playable characters! Both come with 3 support characters each and additional story content.

An updated Photo Mode: You can now pose up to 6 characters instead of 3 for more photo shoot fun! Get creative with new extended camera angles.

The game is now available physically and digitally on the PlayStation®4 in North America, Europe, and on Steam®.

About the Royal Navy:

A constitutional monarchy located on the Royal Islands, which possesses a long history. It is composed of the royal family, the symbol of the nation, and the prime minister and parliament who move the government.

Part of the fleet are of the same rank as nobles and royalty, and their standard of living is also on par with nobility. Among them, Queen Elizabeth holds an extreme popularity with the Royal Navy's citizens akin to being a queen, and she is given a large voice in the nation's management.

The Royal Navy which ships belong to prize courtesy, and they hold a climate of maintaining elegance as important, not only in their combat abilities, but their navy's fashion as well.

Check out a few notable Royal Navy characters below and view all of the playable Royal Navy characters on the official website!

Illustrious

A member of the Royal Navy who carries herself with grace; her countenance is one of a refined lady. Others may sometimes view her as being a bit slow, but the fact is that she is always kind... the total embodiment of a royal. She styles herself in accordance to the historical nature of the vessel she represents with an emphasis on her upper body, which captivates many who lay their eyes upon her. She joins the Joint Military Exercise as a proud member of Royal Navy, assisting her allies along the way to victory.

Belfast

Belfast is as intelligent as she is a perfectionist. As head maid of the Royal Navy's maid fleet, she is known to many. She knows exactly how to approach others; she treats her superiors with dignity, she treats her friends openly, and she treats her enemies with respect. The skills she exhibits in battle come from a wide study of various subjects which have taught her how to do her very best in battle. Her daily life is meant to serve the Royal Navy with the grace it deserves. It seems as if she's in charge of security at the Joint Military Exercise, but...

Formidable

The third Illustrious-class ship, and affiliated with the Royal Navy. Much like her older sister Illustrious, she's a royal lady who's elegant (?) and lovely.

Capture the Moment in Azur Lane: Crosswave's updated Photo Mode

Strike a pose

Azur Lane: Crosswave is getting some new tweaks for its Switch release, including a revamped Photo Mode. You can get more details on that and other changes in the press release below.

Capture the moment with your favorite ships! In this week's update for the 3D action shooter, Azur Lane: Crosswave, we introduce and revisit some of the game systems, including an updated Photo Mode! The game will launch physically and digitally on the Nintendo Switch™ February 16, 2021 in North America and February 19, 2021 in Europe!

The game is now available physically and digitally on the PlayStation®4 in North America, Europe, and on Steam®.

About the Systems Pt. 1:

Photo Mode

In the PlayStation 4 and Steam release, players were originally allowed to pose and take photos of 3 ships. On the Switch release, players can now capture a moment with up to 6 ships! Photo mode also allows Commanders to get creative with extended camera angles. Strike a pose!

Taihou and Formidable Included In-Game

Previously as DLC on PS4 and Steam, Taihou and Formidable are implemented in the Switch version! Both characters also come with 3 support characters and additional story content!

Support Ships:

• Saint Louis
• Dunkerque
• Jean Bart

Support Ships:

• Warspite
• HMS Neptune
• Zara

Story Mode Brings 7 Chapters

Commanders can experience Azur Lane: Crosswave across a feature-length prologue and 7 story chapters! Story progresses on the Ocean Map, where players can engage in fierce 3v3 battles, or enjoy exchanges of the Joint Military Exercise participants.

You'll play the main Story Mode through the perspective of Shimakaze and Suruga, while Taihou and Formidable take over in their own chapters!

Azur Lane: Crosswave Launches on the Switch February 2020

Crossing into 2021

Azur Lane: Crosswave has had its release date for North America and Europe confirmed. Both regions are getting the game in February 2020, and they're just days apart. Get the full details in the press release below!

Ready, Aim, Launch! We’re excited to announce that the 3D action shooter game, Azur Lane: Crosswave will launch physically and digitally on the Nintendo Switch™ February 16, 2021 in North America and February 19, 2021 in Europe!

We also have another website update for the Sakura Empire support characters, including the cat-like support ship, Akashi!

New features of the Nintendo Switch version include:​

Taihou and Formidable, formerly DLC for the PS4/Steam version, are included as playable characters! Both come with 3 support characters each and additional story content.

An updated Photo Mode: You can now pose up to 6 characters instead of 3 for more photo shoot fun! Get creative with new extended camera angles.

The game is now available physically and digitally on the PlayStation 4 in North America, Europe, and on Steam.

About the Sakura Empire + Full-Time Secretary/Battle Support Ships:

The nation of islands of heavy cherry blossoms located to the east.

The Sakura Empire nation believe in the existence of Yaoyorozu-no-Kami, and the miko who the gods are entrusted to make the core of the nation's authority.

The Sakura Empire, who created their own unique culture compared to other nations, excel at using the East's mystery as power for their combat technology. An example of this is their fighting style of embodying Mizuho's Mystery, such as divination and communication with the dead.

The Eastern miracle Mizuho's Mystery also appears in the physical characteristics of the Sakura Empire's citizens.

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.

Sakura Empire Takes Aim in Azur Lane: Crosswave for Switch

Empire state of mind

The latest look at Azur Lane: Crosswave gives us a detailed breakdown of the Sakura Empire. Check out info on the members below.

The Sakura Empire is armed and ready! This week, we have an Azur Lane: Crosswave website update and screenshots for the Sakura Empire, including the newest addition, Taihou!

Azur Lane: Crosswave will launch physically and digitally on the Nintendo Switch™ February 2021!

New features of the Nintendo Switch version include:​

Taihou and Formidable, formerly DLC for the PS4/Steam version, are included as playable characters! Both come with 3 support characters each and additional story content.

An updated Photo Mode: You can now pose up to 6 characters instead of 3 for more photo shoot fun! Get creative with new extended camera angles.

About the Sakura Empire:

The nation of islands of heavy cherry blossoms located to the east.

The Sakura Empire nation believe in the existence of Yaoyorozu-no-Kami, and the miko who the gods are entrusted to make the core of the nation's authority.

The Sakura Empire, who created their own unique culture compared to other nations, excel at using the East's mystery as power for their combat technology. An example of this is their fighting style of embodying Mizuho's Mystery, such as divination and communication with the dead.

The Eastern miracle Mizuho's Mystery also appears in the physical characteristics of the Sakura Empire's citizens.

Check out a few notable Sakura Empire characters below and view all of the playable Sakura Empire characters on the official Nintendo Switch website!

Shimakaze

An up-and-coming rookie that joined the fleet well after Ayanami did.

She's quick and a great listener: talents which she utilizes on the battlefield. Unfortunately, she seems to lack a sense of danger, so it's not unusual to find her in unexpected trouble. She is constantly reminded to be careful, which she takes to heart, and is showing growth as she prepares to join the Joint Military Exercise.

Of course, many of her seniors get first pick at good opportunities to fight, but she is still seeking to become the MVP along with her partner, Suruga, as she cleverly works her way to bend the rules of the event.

Suruga

A brand new member of the Sakura Empire fleet who joined at the same time as Shimakaze.

She wants to show that she can handle any work assigned to her. Upon first glance, she seems difficult to approach, but that's only because she's trying to hide her personality issues and her kindness.

That said, she is having a hard time getting rid of the stress building within her, and keeps pointing out oddities inside her mind. One day, during an exercise, she ends up partnering with Shimakaze. Little did she know that this would change her fate quite drastically...

Taihou

Sakura Empire affiliated. She's completely devoted (to the Commander), and even if she wasn't called for, she'll gallantly appear out of nowhere to stick her nose into things.

Taihou is a playable character who was originally DLC for the PS4 and Steam version of Azur Lane: Crosswave. Her playable character, additional story content, and 3 support ships will be included in the Nintendo Switch release.

Azur Lane Crosswave gets another batch of screens and art

Check out the screens and art here

Azur Lane Crosswave will be launching in Japan on September 27. The game, a naval battle RPG, features characters that are based on warships. The Switch version will improve the photo mode, and adds the previously released DLC to the package.

Azur Lane: Crosswave Arrives on Switch in February 2021

Earlier then anticipated!

Last we heard, Azur Lane: Crosswave was going to come to Switch sometime in Spring 2021. Looks like the gang at Idea Factory managed to get some work done ahead of time, because now the game is confirmed for a February 2021 release. Check out full details on the game below.

– Ready up, Commanders! We’re excited to announce that the PlayStation®4 and Steam® 3D action shooter game, Azur Lane: Crosswave will launch physically and digitally on the Nintendo Switch™ February 2021!

New features of the Nintendo Switch version include:

• Taihou and Formidable, formerly DLC for the PS4/Steam version, are included as playable characters! Both come with 3
support characters each and additional story content.

• An updated Photo Mode: You can now pose up to 6 characters instead of 3 for more photo shoot fun! Get creative with
new extended camera angles.

The game is now available physically and digitally on the PlayStation®4 in North America, Europe, and on Steam.

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?

Key Features

Living in a 3D World – Azur Lane mobile, the beloved side-scrolling shooter, is now retrofitted for the Nintendo Switch™ as a
cel-shaded, 3D action shooter with the help of Unreal Engine! Recruit over 50+ ship girls to help lead your fleet to victory. In the
Nintendo Switch version, play through Story Mode through the lens of newcomers Shimakaze and Suruga, plus Taihou and
Formidable!

Switch it Up with 4 Game Modes – Commanders can choose from 4 different game modes! Story Mode includes 7 chapters
through the lenses of Shimakaze and Suruga, plus 2 additional story chapters with newcomers, Taihou and Formidable. In
Extreme Battle Mode, choose from 100+ challenging fleets to battle for rare items and special materials. Capture new memories
in Photo Mode! Just like the original release, players can change backgrounds, adjust facial expressions and poses! Now on the
Nintendo Switch, choose up to 6 characters with freshly updated camera angles. 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 – 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 switchon character-specific special attacks to defeat unruly enemies!

Azur Lane: Crosswave Joins the Switch in 2021, opening movie shared

Ride the wave

Azur Lane is a side-scrolling shooter created by Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi, originally released in China 2017 for iOS and Android platforms. The mobile game reached critical acclaim in China and Japan, hitting five million players within its first four months. 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

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?

Key Features

Living in a 3D World – Azur Lane mobile, the beloved side-scrolling shooter, is now retrofitted for the Nintendo Switch™ as a
cel-shaded, 3D action shooter with the help of Unreal Engine! Recruit over 50+ ship girls to help lead your fleet to victory. In the
Nintendo Switch version, play through Story Mode through the lens of newcomers Shimakaze and Suruga, plus Taihou and
Formidable!

Switch it Up with 4 Game Modes – Commanders can choose from 4 different game modes! Story Mode includes 7 chapters
through the lenses of Shimakaze and Suruga, plus 2 additional story chapters with newcomers, Taihou and Formidable. In
Extreme Battle Mode, choose from 100+ challenging fleets to battle for rare items and special materials. Capture new memories
in Photo Mode! Just like the original release, players can change backgrounds, adjust facial expressions and poses! Now on the
Nintendo Switch, choose up to 6 characters with freshly updated camera angles. 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 – 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 switchon character-specific special attacks to defeat unruly enemies!

20 more titles hitting the Switch eShop in Japan this week

Lots more to play in Japan!

20 new titles have arrived on Japanese eShop this week (September 17th, 2020). Check out the entire lineup below to see the titles, prices, file sizes, publishers, and eShop links!

Monster Farm 2
Price: ¥2,820
Release date: September 17th
File size: 474MB
Publisher: Koei Tecmo Games

A Mysterious Adventure with a Demon Girl ~The Jewel of Power and the Tower of Return~
Price: ¥2,980 (¥1,980 until September 29th)
Release date: September 17th
File size: 571MB
Publisher: register

Azur Lane Crosswave
Price: ¥7,700
Release date: September 17th
File size: 8.1GB
Publisher: Idea Factory

Pro Yakyuu Famista 2020
Price: ¥7,348
Release date: September 17th
File size: 1.4GB
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Kingdom Rush Origins
Price: ¥1,520 yen
Release date: September 17th
File size: 404MB
Publisher: Ironhide Game Studio

Birushana Senki ~Genpei Hika Musou~
Price: ¥7,150
Release date: September 17th
File size: 5.9GB
Publisher Idea Factory

Grisaia Phantom Trigger 04
Price: ¥1,500
Release date: September 17th
File size: 2.2GB
Publisher: prototype

Nevaeh
Price: ¥1,320 (¥1,056 until October 7th)
Release date: September 17th
File size: 691MB
Publisher: CFK

Xenocrisis
Price: ¥1,980 (¥1,580 until September 30th)
Release date: September 17th
File size: 191MB
Publisher: eastasiasoft

Dog Duty
Price: ¥2,500 (¥2,250 until September 19th)
Release date: September 17th
File size: 628MB
Publisher: Soedesco

Atomicrops
Price: ¥3,278
Release date: September 17th
File size: 1.3GB
Publisher: DMM GAMES

Cresteaju
Price: ¥3,000
Release date: September 17th
File size: 1.3GB
Publisher: PLiCy

Niche - a genetics survival game
Price: ¥2,050 (¥1,845 until September 23rd)
Release date: September 17th
File size: 1.2GB
Publisher: Stray Fawn

Kholat
Price: ¥1,650 (¥1,320 until October 1st)
Release date: September 17th
File size: 5.7GB
Publisher: Phoenixx

Love Ring
Price: ¥2,480
Release date: September 17th
File size: 1.0GB
Publisher: Voltage

Reflex Unit 2
Price: ¥1,530
Release date: September 17th
File size: 787MB
Publisher: ROBOSARU Games

SUPER SOCCER BLAST
Price: ¥1,000
Release date: September 17th
File size: 385MB
Publisher: star sign

Arcade Archives: E.D.F.
Price: ¥838
Release date: September 17th
File size: 42MB
Publisher: hamster

World for Two
Price: ¥1,400
Release date: September 17th
File size: 245MB
Publisher: room6

G-MODE Archives 16 Beach Valley Girl Shizuku 2
Price: ¥500 (¥390 until January 28th, 2021)
Release date: September 17th
File size: 102MB
Publisher: g-mode

Multiple DLC packs to launch alongside Azur Lane Crosswave in Japan

Paid DLC on day one

Check out more screens here

Azur Lane Crosswave is set to release for Switch in Japan on Sept. 17th, 2020. Idea Factory has announced that there will be multiple DLC packs released for the game on the same day.

First up, there will be three separate story chapters that fans can buy, each featuring a new story segment for a specific character. Each pack costs 1,210, or can be bought as a set of three for 2,970 yen.

There will also be two more DLC packs, and these are meant to help you in gameplay. One will give you a notable experience boost, while the other will help you out with money. Each pack is priced at 220 yen.

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