Illustration for article titled That Anime-Women-As-Battleships Game Comes To PS4 And Steam Next Month

Mobile side-scrolling shooter Azur Lane is a 2D game about historical naval vessels personified as anime characters doing battle in an alternate timeline World War II. Its PS4 and Steam spin-off, Azure Lane: Crosswave, is a 3D action shooter about historical naval vessels personified as anime characters. It launches in North America on February 13. I’m game.

I’ve dabbled a bit with the free-to-play mobile game, created by Chinese developers Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi. It’s a neat little gacha game for iOS and Android, with lots of parts to upgrade and ship women to collect. I’m not quite sure what’s going on in the PlayStation 4 and PC version. The action looks like this.

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Illustration for article titled That Anime-Women-As-Battleships Game Comes To PS4 And Steam Next Month

Or this.

Illustration for article titled That Anime-Women-As-Battleships Game Comes To PS4 And Steam Next Month

Looks like squads of three ships doing something on the water. The console/PC game is developed by Japan’s Compile Heart and published by Idea Factory, known for their quirky, sometimes racy anime RPGs, action, and strategy games, so I feel like there’ll be a whole lot of character and the odd embarrassing moment.

Illustration for article titled That Anime-Women-As-Battleships Game Comes To PS4 And Steam Next Month
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You can visit the official website to try and make sense of it all. Or wait until its February 13 (February 20 in Europe) launch to see what other players have to say about this weird mobile spin-off thing.

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