PlayStation Vita Will Get A Game About Girls Personified As A Naval Fleet

By Spencer . September 26, 2013 . 12:38am

imageKadokawa Games held a press event to showcase what their in house studio is working on. On top of the PS4/PS3/Vita strategy RPG Natural Doctrine, Kadokawa Games is developing Kancolle Kai. This game is based on a browser game with girls representing ships from the Japanese army.


Kancolle Kai is described as a navy fleet training game and slated for release in 2014 on PlayStation Vita. Kancolle will also expand into an anime series for Japan too.

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  • OtoriGolden

    Moeification is great

    • Keksus

      I don’t really get how it works. I mean they are girls. They have some kind of uniform… how the hell is that supposed to represent a ship? I saw a picture of Ami and Mami in normal sailor school uniforms and apparently they were representing 2 japanese destroyers. What?

      • Dark Zerato

        You can google Upotte. Those little girls are all guns. That is what japanese think.

        • neocatzon

          Barrel: mouth and chattiness
          Scope: eyes
          Magazine: chest
          Ammo: food and energy
          Stock: type of panties

          except their personal and nationality characteristics, did I miss something?

      • Mugen555

        The full image of the girl in this article have tons of battleship turret and in some girls they have battleship bridge in their back

  • DanteJones

    So stoked that Kancolle is getting a Vita game. Now we just need to see if any of our friendly neighborhood localization companies want to pick it up. :p

    • Renaldi Saputra

      there’s XSeed, NISA, and Aksys..
      but this game is a kind of military style rather than human with weapons and armors vs monsters or another warriors.. so I don’t know if they will localize or not

      • AkiraScare

        Most likely… not :(

        • Renaldi Saputra

          for the style of the game.. yes you’re right

  • This thing just sort of blew up out of nowhere, didn’t it?
    I would have dived in myself, but there’s no way I’m scheduling my life around when servers are up right now. (Although, I probably could…)

    • neocatzon

      Just recently learned about this game, scratching my head since appearing in Danbooru. I heard they have some kind of lottery for logging in to game, how is that work?

      • Not sure. Here’s a short video (in English) of how the game is set up:

        • ddh819

          it looks like a card game?

      • Essentially it’s just a certain period of time where server slots are open for people to login. If you are accepted, you’ll jump into the game. If not, you’ll end up seeing the following.

  • Pdugna

    kinda glad least Vita is the Otaku machine. Will be awesome when i finally have the money to import all of these games.

  • Any word on if the Vita version will be IP blocked by region as well? I’ve been pretty hot to check out the game out but not motivated enough to try and get hooked up with a proxy.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Vita is region free

      • Technically incorrect, Vita specs do support region locking, publishers just aren’t locking it down, so yes, everything (so far) is region free.

        But Kancolle is a server based game and currently the browser version blocks access to non-Japanese IP addresses. If they’re going to continue to do the same for the Vita version then it would kind of suck to import it and fire it up, just to not be able to connect.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          oh, I’ve just known about it..
          I see

        • Syn

          Unless its always online only, then theres a chance, otherwise, highly doubt it.

        • There’s a way to bypass the Japanese IP requirement, you can just grab the swf url which includes your login token to access the game directly.

          Of course, you’ll have to get into the game itself first to grab the url, that requires a japanese IP. Try

  • Tom

    I like these metaphores or what. Like Hyperdimension Neptunia, where the video game consoles are girls.

    • ChiffonCake

      The word that you’re looking for is personification. Metaphors are a completely different thing.

  • Dark Zerato

    Girls representing ships. Another one of girls with guns. They should make it into an anime like Girl und Panzer.

    • agumike (けんじ)

      Funny you should say that. Because they announced at the same time that they are currently working on an anime. No date, but they are working on it

  • ZekeFreek

    Coming up next: A game where my household appliances transform into personified moe girls. ALL-HAIL TOASTER-CHAN!

    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      Forget that, MICROWAVE-CHAN is where it’s at!!

      • Syn

        No Love for COOKER-CHANS…Awwwww *puts pots and pans down*

    • cklambo

      Blender -Chan!!!

  • ChiffonCake

    Oh, that’s nice. Been interested in Kancolle for a while now, but it’s a Japan-only social game, so ehh. A Vita game and anime are much more welcome.

    Looking forward to hearing about gameplay and such.

  • Aristides

    I really need to learn Japanese…

  • Interesting =)

  • DyLaN

    For a moment I though Arpeggio of Blue Steel got a game. But this sounds fun too.

  • jujubee88

    This will create many VITA wallpapers.

  • Shouldn’t the headline read “A game about a naval fleet personified as girls”?

  • IchiYamamoto

    Upotte, the game, with naval ships.

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