Bandai Namco announced Blue Protocol. The new game is an online action RPG for Windows PC, developed by Project Sky Blue, a joint effort by Bandai Namco’s own Bandai Namco Online and Bandai Namco Studios. The story is basically about time travelers from the future who are trying to save their planet.
The game is set in a world inspired by “unprecedented visuals” the likes you’ve seen in anime movies, looks more similar to a highly fast-paced version of Sega’s Phantasy Star Online 2. The game also utilizes multiplayer action you’d see in an online game, and is running in Unreal Engine 4.
A Closed Alpha Test for Blue Protocol will be held from July 26 to July 28, with the servers being open for four hours on each day. Registrations for the Closed Alpha Test opened on the official site and will close on July 16 11:00 JST. 5000 players will be selected for the test with a lottery.
It’s worth noting players participating in Blue Protocol‘s CAT will be prohibited from sharing information, screenshots or footage from it. The test is in order to stress test the servers and to get feedback from players on how to improve the game.
It’ll include four playable classes: Aegis Fighter, Twin Striker, Blast Archer, and Spellcaster.
It’ll also feature towns and vast fields, and two dungeons to explore: “The Insects’ Fortress” and “The Giant Dragon’s Scar”.