Yostar has revealed that it will add the destroyer IJN Oite as an Azur Lane login bonus shipgirl in April 2021. To obtain her, players will have to log into the game 21 days within the month. The soonest a Commander can welcome her is April 21, 2021. However, those who start on April 10, 2021, will have to log in every consecutive day to ensure her availability.
The Japanese tweet described the Azur Lane personification of Oite as acting rather old-fashioned like a mature lady, similar to the other Kamikaze-class destroyers that already appear in the game. This refers to how the class’s ships were completed in the first half of the 1920s, long before World War II broke out in the 1940s.
During the war, she participated in the invasions of Wake Island, Rabaul, and Nauru. The ship met her end in February 1944. Not long after rescuing 523 survivors from the cruiser Agano after the latter sunk from submarine torpedoes, Oite herself became one of the casualties of Operation Hailstone launched by the US Navy in Truk. The ship broke in half due to torpedoes launched from TBF Avengers. Only 20 of her original crewmen survived the attack, while no survivors from Agano made it through.
The popular mobile shipgirl game is currently holding a rerun of the “Ashen Simulacrum” event. It added two new shipgirls based on USS Allen M. Sumner and USS Stephen Potter into the limited construction gacha pool. The rerun will conclude on April 7, 2021.
Azur Lane is immediately available on Android and iOS mobile devices worldwide.