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Azur Lane

Azur Lane is a mobile side-scrolling shoot 'em up game where players collect moe WWII warships and participate in naval warfare. Dodge barrages of bullets and unleash powerful skills on the enemy, utilizing unique character combinations and ship types.

Publisher: Shanghai Yostar
Playerbase: High
Type: Mobile Shoot 'em Up RPG
Release Date (Global): July 16, 2018
Pros: +Generous drop rates. +Great artwork. +Engaging gameplay.
Cons: -Some grinding required. -PvP controlled by AI. -Learning curve.

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Azur Lane Overview

Azur Lane is a free-to-play 2D mobile shoot 'em up game developed by Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi. The game is set during World War II where the player takes control of anthromorphized moe warships such as the USS St. Louis, the USS Enterprise, the battleship Nagato, and more. It blends side-scrolling shooter gameplay as found in the Touhou Project games with RPG elements and gacha collection of moe ships, similar to Girls' Frontline and Kancolle. Gameplay consists of naval combat with two fleets, each with a front and back row that offer different roles in combat. The front row, or Escort fleet, are directly controlled by the player and must be moved to dodge enemy attacks on a grid, whereas the back row, or the Main fleet, acts as a support with charged abilities that can be unleashed on the enemy. Along with the game's combat, the game features gacha ship building, the character dormitory, a marriage system, character upgrades, and more at the core of its gameplay. Combat can also be completed using auto-controlled AI, but at the cost of less efficient battle, making the game more player-involved than the average mobile title.

Azur Lane Key Features:

  • Engaging Gameplay – control your front line, dodging bullet hell attacks while unleashing powerful attacks to take down your foes.
  • AI and Manual Combat – choose between automated or manual combat, allowing for players to quickly complete battles or to maximize their rewards.
  • Ship Customization – upgrade and customize moe ship girls, giving them the skills needed to succeed in battle.
  • Live2D Interaction – engage with your favorite characters using Live2D technology, allowing for fully-animated and voice acted interactions.
  • Over 250 Ships – collect a huge variety of battleships, cruisers, aircraft carriers, and more, each with their own unique artwork, stats, and more.

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Minimum Requirements:

Operating System: Android 4.3 and later, iOS 9.0 and later


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Additional Info

Azur Lane Additional Information

Developer: Shanghai Manjuu, Xiamen Yongshi
Publisher: Bilibili, Shanghai Yostar, XD Global
Chinese Title: 碧蓝航线

Release Date (China): May 25, 2017
Release Date (Japan): September 14, 2017
Release Date (Korea): March 27, 2018

Release Date (Global): July 16, 2018

Development History / Background:

Azur Lane is developed by Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi, and was started in a small group of developers with the intention of creating a game different from previous moe ship anthromorphization games. They decided to create a game with shooter elements to set the game apart from others created after the popularity of Kancolle, also deciding to feature more countries from WWII besides Japan. It was initially launched on a Chinese server in May 2017, published by the video sharing site Bilibili. The Japanese version was released in September 2017, the South Korean version was released in March 2018, and finally, the English version was released on July 16, 2018.