While Blue Archive released back in November 2021 worldwide, the game first launched back in February 2021 for Japan first.
In celebration for their 1.5 year anniversary coming up, Nexon released a summer PV online. Here’s the video teaser:
While this is a celebration for Japan specifically, it has also been subbed in English and posted onto the global YouTube channel as well.
Their celebration also comes with other goodies to go along with it for those playing the JP version. New characters added include Swimsuit Hoshino, Swimsuit Izuna, and Swimsuit Chise, who will be limited gacha pulls. There will also be merch available on Yostar’s store online.
Blue Archive has had multiple high profile events since it’s launch on both JP and Global servers. Recently for Global, Hatsune Miku arrived as a collaboration unit for the game. They are also currently in the midst of an onsen event with multiple characters getting hot springs related alternatives.
However Blue Archive has also not been free of controversy either. They came under fire for the censoring of a CG during their first character event, where according to Nexon they received an “external request” where they had no other choice but to oblige.
You can find the rundown (via Google Play) below.
A Story Kept Within the Heart. Youth x Academy x Military RPG = Blue Archive
You have been appointed as an advisor to the Federal Investigation Club, Schale, located in Kivotos. It’s a huge academy city where numerous academies are clustered together. Resolve the endless incidents that occur in Kivotos with charming allies full of personality, and build special memories with them!
- 3D battles with cute characters – 3D real-time battles with detailed animations and skill cutscenes will keep you glued to the screen! Consider your team’s abilities, terrain, and synergy to guide them to victory with your strategic leadership!
- The more you get to know them, the more charming your allies get – The more time you spend with each character, the deeper the bond. Interact using the in-game messenger, Momo Talk, and discover new charming secrets!
- An exciting story that gets you curious about how it will all unfold – An unpredictable main story about the girls’ friendship, love, and thrilling military action adventures! Discover a miracle within the wild daily lives of these characters through relationship stories that can reveal their innermost feelings, as well as sub stories that show the daily lives of various clubs!
You can check out our review here! (as far as mobile games go, we still recommend it!)