World of Warships will soon be getting a mode inspired by Arpeggio of Blue Steel, the anime series prominently featuring fancy boats.
I’ve never heard of the anime, but this press release that I’ve been browsing seems very excited about it. There’s a video too, and it does look rather nifty.
The new mode is expected soon, and will be accompanied by special missions, anime skins and a bunch of other stuff.
“These series of missions will offer players great rewards modelled on the hi-tech reincarnations of warships featured in “ARPEGGIO OF BLUE STEEL -ARS NOVA-”. Captains can take the helm of Kongo-class battleships from the series, as well as other vessels that will be added in the future.
“If that’s not cool enough, these unique vessels feature Mental Models (humanoid AI avatars) from the show as their commander and will appear with their special, designated vessels. The actual voiceover actress of the main heroine “Iona” has been recruited to lend her talent, calling out battle actions. Finally, players will also be able to select a special “ARPEGGIO OF BLUE STEEL -ARS NOVA-”-themed port to dock their Blue Steel fleet.”
So there you go then.