Azur Lane Getting Curlew, Curacoa, and Amazon Retrofits, Alongside New Skins for Its Shipgirls

Azur Lane publisher Yostar is continuing to showcase new content coming to the popular shipgirl-focused mobile game. 
Starting with the western servers, we’re getting two retrofits for Curlew and Curacoa.
This is more catching up as they were released in Japan and China back in June 2019.


Thursday January 01, 1970

♚HMS Curacoa (Retrofit)♚Currently, Curacoa is in dry dock being retrofitted. She will be ready to launch soon!#AzurLane #Retrofit #Yostar pic.twitter.com/SrPr6lCILA— Azur Lane Official (@AzurLane_EN) January 15, 2020


Thursday January 01, 1970

♚HMS Curlew (Retrofit)♚Currently, Curlew is in dry dock being retrofitted. She will be ready to launch soon!#AzurLane #Retrofit #Yostar pic.twitter.com/CZnqVmkLv1— Azur Lane Official (@AzurLane_EN) January 15, 2020

We’re also getting a casual skin for Agano, on top of the confirmation of the series of New Year skins that were announced for Japan last week, starting with Taihou.

❀Dating Game?❀IJN Agano is changing into her casual attire. She will grace your dock in the near future, Commander.#AzurLane #Yostar pic.twitter.com/gvLEeMTM5S— Azur Lane Official (@AzurLane_EN) January 13, 2020


Thursday January 01, 1970

❀Phoenix's Spring Song❀IJN Taihou is changing into her L2D attire. She will grace your dock in the near future, Commander.#AzurLane #Yostar pic.twitter.com/4VHmatVcI0— Azur Lane Official (@AzurLane_EN) January 15, 2020

On top of that, we get the (fairly compact) patch notes for tomorrow’s maintenance, which confirm the addition of Chapter 13.

Here’s an advance notification for the coming maintenance period. Please plan accordingly for the scheduled server downtime.For any questions, contact us: [email protected]#AzurLane #Yostar pic.twitter.com/QDG637vVqu— Azur Lane Official (@AzurLane_EN) January 15, 2020

Moving on to the Japanese servers, Amazon is getting a retrofit. This one has not been confirmed for the west just yet.

【改造】「このアマゾンを改造するなんて、指揮官はいいセンスだ!ふふ、これからはもっとビシバシとひよっこであるお前を可愛がってあげるからな!覚悟しておきなさい!」駆逐艦「アマゾン」改造、近日実装予定!#アズールレーン pic.twitter.com/SWzJ6ya9bI— アズールレーン公式 (@azurlane_staff) January 15, 2020

More skins of the New Year series have also been revealed, including Ning Hai, Ping Hai, and Swiftsure. 

【着せ替え】寧海・新年旅行in重桜「無駄遣いは……平海、勝手に食べ歩くな!指揮官もよ!」平海・グルメ大遠征in重桜「姉ちゃん、平海を引っ張らないで~これまだ食べ終わってないの!」「寧海」&「平海」春節着せ替え近日実装予定!#アズールレーン pic.twitter.com/r2uaSBSY8V— アズールレーン公式 (@azurlane_staff) January 15, 2020

【着せ替え】スウィフトシュア・白玉の佳麗「この格好は…試しに着てみましたけど…やっぱり私にはこういう派手な衣装は…み、魅力的、ですか!?……ありがとうございます。気休めでも私には十分ですから」軽巡洋艦「スウィフトシュア」、春節着せ替え近日実装予定!#アズールレーン pic.twitter.com/7NLuea7U9p— アズールレーン公式 (@azurlane_staff) January 15, 2020

It’s worth mentioning that while the skins for Ning Hai and Ping Hai will possibly get confirmed for the west over the next few days, since they are part of the same series as Taihou’s, Swiftsure’s skin will likely remain limited to Japan. The base shipgirl hasn’t been made available in the west just yet, unless Yostar decides to surprise us with a sudden release. 
If you’re unfamiliar with Azur Lane, it’s is a free-to-play mobile horizontal scrolling shooter/RPG hybrid currently available for iOS and Android.
If you’d like to learn more about it, you can read our recent interview with Yostar’s director of operations.
If your interest leans more towards console and PC games, Azur Lane: Crosswave  has already been released for for PS4 in Japan, and it’s coming to the west in February with a PC version on top. You should definitely read the interview we pubished a few days ago, in which Compile Heart President Norihisa Kochiwa talks in depth about the project.
If you’re curious about the franchise’s popularity in Japan, you can check out my report about the recent anniversary event that pretty much literally invaded Akihabara.The post Azur Lane Getting Curlew, Curacoa, and Amazon Retrofits, Alongside New Skins for Its Shipgirls appeared first on Twinfinite.