Azur Lane: Crosswave’s official site has been updated with three new characters, as well as an expansive tutorial about the general flow and controls, as well as some more screenshots.
New Playable Shipgirl:
St. Louis (CV: Yoko Hikasa)
Akashi (CV: Sumire Uesaka)
Shiranui (CV: Kanae Ikadai)
The general gameplay flow of Crosswave is that you defeat all the enemies within the area, then proceed to beat the boss in order to clear the stage. It’s made so you can play it like it were the original Azur Lane gameplay flow.
Movement: Left stick
Movement speed differs between characters.
Aiming: Right stick
The Lock-on Area is the circle shown in the middle of the screen, and enemies inside the circle are easier to hit. You can also zoom in and out with the up and down D-pad keys. Perhaps you can use it to zoom up to the character’s face if you want?
Dash: X Button
An unlimited dashing move that grants a slight window of invulnerability when used.
Guard: X Button
Battleships cannot dash, and instead have a Guard move that can be held indefinitely and halves damage. If you use Guard the moment an enemy attack is about to hit, you can null all damage.
Weaponry 1/2: R1/R2 Buttons
You can use equipped weapons 1 & 2 using R1 and R2 respectively. These are customizable. Certain weapons need to charge and recharge before and after use.
A move used by certain shipgirls that are quite slow but pack a punch. If available, it is equipped to weapon slot 2.
Usable by aircraft carrier shipgirls. After shooting them out, they will automatically go fight. They are separated into Fighter, Bomber, and Attack aircraft.
Skills: Square Button
When the Skill gauge is completely full, you can use Skills with the Square button. While you can’t change out skills, you can upgrade them with items. There are some skills that will activate immediately.
The closer you are to the enemy, the more damage you do, and the more damage you take.
If anti-air guns are equipped, it will aim and shoot down aircraft automatically. You can shoot them down with weaponry if you want, but if you have sufficiently powerful anti-air guns, you don’t have to.
Lock-on Attacks: Hold down Circle Button –> Release Circle Button
You can use Lock-on attacks when the Lock-on Gauge is full. Hold down Circle, and you will fire at every enemy within the Lock-on Area when released.
Swap: D-pad Left/Right
Swap out the shipgirl you’re using with left or right on the D-pad. You can do this unlimited times, so use it when you want.
Azur Lane: Crosswave releases for PlayStation 4 in Japan on August 29, 2019. The game releases in North America and Europe in 2020. Check our previous report for details on Story Mode, character scouting, Episode Mode, and more.