The online RPG Blue Protocol, confirmed for release next spring in Japan, will also hit western shores in the second half of the year thanks to a publishing deal between Bandai Namco and Amazon Games.
The game will follow a free-to-play business model when it is released on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S | X. Christoph Hartmann, Vice President, Amazon Games, said:
Blue Protocol is a well-made game; It’s like an anime come to life. Bandai Namco Online has created a world of the highest quality with a compelling story that builds community and immerses players in an action-packed adventure. As the anime’s popularity continues to rise globally, we look forward to bringing Blue Protocol to gamers in the West next year.
Sokichi Shimooka, Executive Producer of Blue Protocol at Bandai Namco Online Inc., added:
Amazon’s commitment to quality and attention to detail in bringing Blue Protocol to new audiences is exemplary. The Amazon Games team’s deep experience running multiplayer games, combined with Amazon’s publishing resources and tran-media opportunities, has made them the ideal publisher for Blue Protocol in the West. We are excited to work together to deliver an amazing experience for our players.
PC players will have the opportunity to join the Closed Beta in the first half of 2023. Subscriptions are available on the game’s official website. You can find an official overview of Blue Protocol below.
A vast world and an immersive adventure
You are on a mission to uncover the truth about your origins. On your travels, you meet people from many worlds and make new friends with whom you share your adventures. In the end, you find yourself facing an inevitable fate that will determine the fate of the planet Regnas. The excessive use of technology has created a distortion of space-time, which will eventually engulf Regnas’ planet and cause its destruction. To change this fate, you and your friends must travel to an unknown world in search of the truth and solution.
It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an advanced player, the action-based combat system features customizable controls and is able to match any play style. Your class depends on the weapons you choose, allowing you to adapt to challenges without changing your character. Switch between five different classes, each with unique skills that add damage multipliers, healing and elemental effects that can be modified and upgraded. Equip combinations of skills, modifiers, and summon Echoes – mystical creatures drawn from the power of the planet that enhance your abilities or aid you in battle – to create a custom hero that fits your playstyle.
Your personality is an integral part of it blue protocol. Enhance your adventure by enjoying full character and combat customization. Control how your character looks with custom facial features, hairstyles, outfits and accessories, and express their personality with gestures and dances to create a real character actor for you in the game. Explore the vast world with a variety of mounts and craft custom weapons and equipment for a truly unique experience.
Work together as a team with other players to tackle quests, battle bosses, and engage in massive online raids against towering monsters. There are three options when entering any dungeon, raid, or mission – Solo, Matchmaking, and Recruit Party. Solo allows players to do this on their own. Matchmaking randomly pairs you with available players of the same level. Recruiting parties allows you to browse parties facing the same challenge. If you choose to go it alone, don’t neglect to offer assistance to someone in the same area, for additional rewards. If you decide to make a more formal makeover, you can expect additional damage and added bonuses, such as HP regen. In addition, players on the periphery collect some items dropped by enemies, making it easier to complete some missions and adventure board challenges.
Have a group or find others you want to play with frequently? Join a team. Teams are like guilds, with a list of like-minded players who can easily find each other and play together. Teams have captains, deputies, and assistants who help manage the team and can move up the rank.