Bandai Namco Shows off Gameplay Trailer for New PC MMO Blue Protocol, Looks Gorgeous

Bandai Namco announced a brand new PC MMO just a few days ago but didn't show off any gameplay. Today they did, and boy does Blue Protocol look beautiful.

The anime aesthetic looks kind of like a mix between the Tales franchise and Breath of the Wild. The game is powered by Unreal Engine 4 and will be based on an entirely new IP.

The website describes the game's story as:

“The world is on the brink of devastation, now it’s time to unite.
March on with friends and strangers, and defeat foes beyond your might.
Travel through space and time to change the future beyond this fight!”

“Regnus, a planet once ruled by a divine tribe, thrived using a mystical light.
Many millennia later, what remains are their ruins, treasures, and a dark secret.
Start your journey in this forsaken paradise, uncover its truths and become part of history.”

An Alpha test is planned for Japan on July 26 and will run until July 28, with only 5,000 spots available. No word on any kind of international release, but I suspect if the game performs well in Japan it'll arrive in the West eventually.

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Further reading: Official website