Blue Protocol

Blue Protocol overview trailer spotlights some questing with pals

Head out into the wild anime world together

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Bandai Namco is getting to finally release Blue Protocol, and it’s got a trailer spotlighting the upcoming online action RPG. It’s got questing, adventuring, teaming up with pals, and a whole lot of fantasy style.

Blue Protocol was confirmed for 2023 at last week’s Game Awards 2022, as Bandai Namco is collaborating with Amazon to get the game out there. It’s one that I’ve seen and heard about a few times, as something anime RPG fans in particular have been waiting for. It was originally revealed a few years ago, and the questions have circled since over when it would arrive, and whether it would make its way to North America. Well, The Game Awards reveal held the answers: 2023, and yes.

A new trailer spotlights what awaits in Blue Protocol‘s world of Regnas, from solo journeys to raids.

As you work to uncover your origins, solve the lands’ problems, and take down some quests, you’ll also be able to party up with friends. Being able to swap between classes seems like a plus, so players can adapt to what the party needs. And the action looks to be on the quicker side for a multiplayer online RPG. It gives me some vibes of popular online party-up games like Destiny, or maybe something a bit more like Phantasy Star Online.

Closed beta sign-ups open up

A closed beta is also going live, ahead of Blue Protocol‘s launch, for anyone who wants to try out an early version of the game. The sign-up page is here, and you’ll need to sign in with Amazon. That will put you in the pool for the closed beta, when it rolls around.

Considering this can be played solo or with a party, and with a decent amount of customization, it seems like this could hit a good spot for folks who want a co-op RPG experience that’s a bit more on the anime side. It certainly looks gorgeous, and while next year is looking pretty stacked with single-player games, this might be a nice multiplayer refuge for questing and adventuring with pals.

Blue Protocol is set to launch in North America sometime in the latter half of 2023.

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