Announced earlier this week, Japanese developer Compile Heart is teaming up with China-based Shanghai Manjuu to develop an all-new PlayStation 4-exclusive 3D naval battle RPG title Azur Lane: Crosswave to build off the massively-popular smartphone franchise. Although little information was actually revealed about the title, Compile Heart did share a promotional movie for the upcoming game on their official YouTube channel, which can be seen below:
While I usually wouldn't touch a mobile RPG with a ten-foot pole, it's no secret amongst my peers that Azur Lane is a total guilty pleasure of mine. Stemming from my long-lived love for the Kantai Collection franchise, it was a natural progression that felt almost too smooth in this ever-evolving landscape. As such, however, I can't help but be painfully excited about the prospect of a 3D variant of the mobile application, especially with how much I enjoyed the Kantai Collection Arcade title, which featured similar premises.
There's currently no announced release date for the upcoming PlayStation 4 RPG title, nor is there word of an English-language release. Given the recent success of the English-language smartphone release, I wouldn't be too surprised if an announcement was made in the future. Until that day, however, be sure to check out Azur Lane: Crosswave's official website.