Today Bandai Namco released a new trailer of its upcoming MMORPG Blue Protocol.
The trailer showcases the opening cutscene of the game, featuring anime visuals and providing a look at some of the characters who will appear in the story and some recognizable locations of Blue Protocol's world.
It also includes the theme song of the game, titled "Mirai" by the popular Japanese band L'Arc-en-Ciel. You can watch it below.
In the meanwhile, the network test for the game for the Japanese market has just concluded, and the developers have said that they will examine the results and examine the feedback. They will consider how to make adjustments to the game based on that and will provide a report on it down the line.
If you're unfamiliar with Blue Protocol, it's a free-to-play anime-style MMORPG with a business model focusing on battle passes and paid cosmetics. It features an extremely deep character customization suite designed to let players basically create their ideal anime-style character, on top of fast action combat and interesting character progression and storytelling.
It’s developed by a team named Project Blue Sky, which is a joint initiative of Bandai Namco Online and Bandai Namco Studios, and it was announced all the way back in 2019. Three beta tests have already been hosted for the Japanese audience, which has received the gameplay quite well. The western release was announced in December 2022 during The Game Awards and is coming in the second half of 2023 for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.
The western version will be published by Amazon Games, which has been pretty quiet since the announcement. We know that it's planning a beta for the global release of the game, but we don't yet know when it'll come.
While we wait, you can enjoy the impressive character creation and benchmark software and some recent gameplay.