Azur Lane: Crosswave Characters & Gameplay Detailed Shared in New Content Drop

It seems Idea Factory International have a lot to share when it comes to Azur Lane: Crosswave as the publisher have revealed even more details for the game including new character bios and further clarification surrounding the Neptune DLC.

Firstly the Neptune DLC, which adds Neptune from the Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise as a playable character, will be free to download on STEAM and PlayStation 4 for the first month of release. After this month-period the character will no longer be available to download; so it would be best to download the character as soon as available to avoid missing out.

Gameplay Details:

Episode Mode: Learn more about Kansen. Knowing is half the battle, and with Episode Mode, Commanders can get to know more of their favorite Kansen through special dialogue scenes! Because Azur Lane: Crosswave takes place in an alternative universe, fans of Azur Lane mobile can experience special events and dialogue between characters that never spoke to one another in the mobile version. Watch unexpected friendships to bloom!

Extreme Battle Mode: Collect Heart Tokens and Find Your One True Love:As mentioned in last week’s update, Extreme Battle Mode gives Commanders the opportunity to fight through 100+ fleets that vary in difficulty. Extreme Battle Mode is the only mode where Commanders can collect Heart Tokens. Collect Heart Tokens to craft a ring and marry the Kansen of your dreams!

Scouting:  Not all of the Kansen are available from the start of the game. To strengthen your fleet, Commanders will need to scout and pay a certain amount of A Points – an in-game currency used to scout a character. Some characters require more A Points than others, so Commanders may need to farm more A Points in either Story or Extreme Battle Mode to scout their favorite Kansen.

When scouting a new Kansen, Commanders will also notice special bonus buffs known as “Fleet Effects.” Depending on a Commander’s fleet, additional buffs that strengthen the party are added!

Shop: Upgrades are necessary as you progress through the game and with Shiranui’s Shop and Akashi’s Research Lab, Commanders will find helpful items to strengthen their fleet. Keep an eye out for a “Good find” notification on the shop game menu. When the notification pops up, head to Akashi’s Research Lab and grab these “Good find” items for a limited time. As soon as you head to a game mode, the “Good find” item will disappear, so be sure to have enough Coins to purchase these items.


Playable Characters:

A shrine maiden associated with the Sakura Empire. Maybe it has something to do with her association with the naval vessel of her namesake, but she seems to constantly bring bad luck with her. Despite that, she is very skilled with being able to purge evil and in handling various rituals. The bad luck and failures she brings is overwhelmed by her bright personality, which helps her get along with her fellow peers. But one day, a certain trial befalls her: she is separated from her older sister, and is partnered with Kongou instead to attend the Joint Military Exercise. With many new challenges to face, Yamashiro’s adventure has just begun.

Those in the Sakura Empire refer to her as Yukikaze of the Kure City. She’s often found bragging about how lucky she is, but most people let her say what she wants since she’s proven herself to be powerful. Despite being childish, she does give praise where it’s due and has learned to respect Shimakaze and Suruga as their senior. By happenstance, she partners with Ayanami during the Joint Military Exercise. She tries her very best in proving herself better than a certain someone who she rivals.

A Royal Navy girl who always seems to be cuddling a mysterious plushie she calls “Ugean.” She doesn’t speak much, but admires the graceful maturity that Illustrious possesses. The efforts she displays brings courage to her allies, all of whom rely upon her. Suruga helped her when she lost her passport, so Unicorn tries her very best to repay Suruga as much as possible.

Laffey:A member of Eagle Union. She speaks in a lethargic fashion, and is often found with a sleepy expression on her face. Most of the time, she’s quiet like some small animal, but she has a very strong will, and will not let anyone get away with bringing harm to her friends. Her battle prowess is also quite impressive, and this led to the invitation for her to attend the Joint Military Exercise. She decides to participate, although reluctantly.

Support Characters:

Eldridge seems to possess various powers (?), possibly due to her vessel’s historical background. She can emit electricity, make things float, and even teleport, but unfortunately… none of her powers are useful in battle (or so it seems…). For some peculiar reason, Eldridge ends up joining the Joint Military Exercise, which surprised her guardians.

One of Cleveland’s younger sisters, and one of the very few who understands and supports her. She approaches Cleveland like she is her friend, and seems to have the knack of knowing her well enough to either lift her spirits or knock them down. She’s very strong, loves being en vogue, and displays qualities that can potentially exceed Cleveland. She’s participating in the Joint Military Exercise to offer support to Cleveland and everyone there.

Azur Lane: Crosswave will be released digitally and physically for the PlayStation 4 on the 13th February 2020 (within North America) and 21st February 2020 (within Europe) as well as digitally on Steam on the 13th February 2020 worldwide.

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.

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