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    Blue Protocol Delayed to 2024 in the West

    PC closed beta test coming soon.

    Bandai Namco announced free-to-play online action RPG Blue Protocol has been delayed to 2024 in the west. The PC version launches first on June 14, 2023, in Japan, and pre-registration is now available at the official website. Fans who pre-register may earn special coloring dyes, materials, and other rewards on launch day.

    Bandai Namco and Amazon Games did not give a reason for Blue Protocol being delayed in the west. However, further adjustments and development time for the console versions may be a factor. An exact start time for service of the Japanese PC version will be announced soon. Additionally, a PC closed beta will be held for the western version. 

    Here’s an overview of Blue Protocol, via Gematsu:

    About Blue Protocol

    Blue Protocol is a beautiful, cel-shaded multiplayer online action role-playing game that plays like an anime come to life. With an immersive and compelling story, options to fully customize your character, and five unique classes to choose from at launch, players can become the hero of their own fantasy adventure.

    Key Features
    • Cinematic Main Campaign and Ample Side Content – Blue Protocol takes players on a heroic journey through Regnas, a world teetering on the brink of destruction after millennia of conflict and technology overuse. As players journey, they encounter characters who illuminate the history of Regnas and guide them as they face-down powerful foes and unlock their memories. During this epic adventure, players can also explore the beautiful world and get to know the inhabitants as they complete side quests, hone their skills in different challenges, enjoy fishing and more.
    • Five Classes at Launch – Each class has a unique set of skills that can be strengthened and modified with Skill Points, which players earn by raising their class level. As players increase a skill to its maximum level, they’ll unlock a new class ability. Players can also switch classes at any time.
      • Blade Warden – A master of both sword and shield; making it a balanced class for front-line attacks.
      • Twin Striker – Excels at short-range damage dealing, wielding two devastating axes.
      • Keen Strider – Agile, with a bow for long-range attacks and area effects; excels at weakening enemies so front-line fighters can finish them off.
      • Spell Weaver – Manipulates the elements for powerful fire, ice, and lightning attacks.
      • Foe Breaker – Wielder of a massive hammer that deals powerful blows up close and can fire a cannon ball for short-range attacks.
    • Using Echoes – During combat players can summon the power of Echoes, the spiritual remnants of mystical creatures with powerful attacks, to aid them in battle.
    • Character Customization – Players create and play as their own avatar, with fully customizable features including mix-and-match outfits and accessories, hairstyles, and mounts.
    • Dynamic Multiplayer – Players can enjoy all of Blue Protocol’s story alone or with others, with group content including Fields and Dungeons for up to six players, and epic Raids for larger groups. Gameplay can also trigger rare open world bosses that bring together players from across the map to take down for rare loot.

    Lastly, Blue Protocol is coming soon to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC worldwide. Catch up on the latest edition of Blue Pro Transmission below:

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack: https://muckrack.com/raul-landaverde-1

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