Azur Lane: Crosswave Dated for Nintendo Switch in Europe and North America

Publisher Idea Factory International have announced that the Nintendo Switch version of Azur Lane: Crosswave will launch physically and digitally on the 19th February 2021, within Europe, and on the 16th February 2021 within North America.

The localised version of Azur Lane: Crosswave was originally released for the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC (via STEAM) on the 13th February 2020 and just over a year later the game will be released in localised form for the Nintendo Switch across Europe and North America. To celebrate this news Idea Factory International have updated the official website with additional information about the characters in the game, such as the Sakura Empire Support characters. In terms of content then Azur Lane: Crosswave will feature the same gameplay elements and contents as the previous release, but naturally modified for the Nintendo Switch platform.

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 switch-on character-specific special attacks to defeat unruly enemies!

Azur Lane: Crosswave will be available physically and digitally for the Nintendo Switch on the 19th February 2021 within Europe and 16th February 2021 within North America. In the meantime the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC (STEAM) versions of the game are available now, with DLC characters also available.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at 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 PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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