Azur Lane: Crosswave to Release on Steam Next Year as well as PlayStation 4

Publisher Idea Factory International have announced that Azur Lane: Crosswave, the PlayStation 4 third-person-shooter styled game based upon the popular Azur Lane mobile franchise, will also be making its way to Steam early next year alongside the western PlayStation 4 release. The Steam release will feature Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and English subtitles (with Japanese audio) while the western PlayStation 4 version will feature English subtitles (with Japanese audio).

Based upon the iOS and Android game Azur Lane this PlayStation 4 version, known as Azur Lane: Crosswave, sees the 2D anime-styled characters brought to life with cell-shaded 3D graphics and in third-person-shooter perspective as characters (or if you prefer ships) do battle amongst themselves. Azur Lane 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:

  • Ships at Bae – Players will need to defeat enemy ships and meet special criteria to unlock and customize new characters. Swap weapons and even cute accessories to fit your needs as the top commander of the seas! With a multitude of characters to collect each equipped with unique strengths and abilities and NPCs to unlock, every player will definitely find their favorite commander to customize!
  • Ready Your Torpedoes & Set Sail – Before you set sail, players can prepare their character units, formations, and equipment. Customizing and preparing your formation ahead of battle is crucial!
  • Glide & Weave – Don’t just sit out there like a buoy! Prepare yourself and input your attacks!  Pay close attention to aerial bombs, underwater torpedoes, and incoming projectiles. Launch and aim your torpedoes, shoot down incoming aerial attacks with your anti-air guns, and swiftly glide past any incoming missiles!
  • Unreal Big Fish – Azur Lane: Crosswave uses the Unreal Engine and it brings your favorite 2D characters in the original mobile app come to life in this 3D, cel-shaded world!

Azur Lane: Crosswave will be released in both Europe and North America for the PlayStation 4 next year with further release details and gameplay features to be revealed in the near future. Azur Lane: Crosswave was previously released onto the PlayStation 4 in Japan but is now also being developed for a worldwide Steam release alongside the Western PlayStation 4 version of the game.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

One Response to Azur Lane: Crosswave to Release on Steam Next Year as well as PlayStation 4

  1. justin says:

    I hope you provide a comparison between the PS4 version and Android version since I heard from a friend that the mobile version is not very good. Hoping its different, guess we’ll see from your reviews.

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