World of Warships X Arpeggio of Blue Steel Anime-Inspired Collaboration Announced

When one thinks of Wargaming, Japan probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind and anime certainly isn’t. Although the “World of” universe has been western-centric in design and scope, Wargaming has been making a big push lately in the land of the rising sun, last week announcing Japanese tanks for World of Tanks and today announcing one of the most unexpected additions yet — in-game content inspired by the anime Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova-

This new content is set to arrive soon, bringing with it special missions, skins for vessels styled on the anime and more. These series of missions will offer players rewards modeled on the hi-tech reincarnations of warships featured in Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova-. Captains can take the helm of Kongo-class battleships from the series, as well as other vessels that will be added in the future.

These unique vessels also feature Mental Models (humanoid AI avatars) from the show as their commander and will appear with their special, designated vessels. The actual voiceover actress of the main heroine “Iona” has been recruited to lend her talent, calling out battle actions. Finally, players will also be able to select a special Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- themed port to dock their Blue Steel fleet.

Check out screenshots of everything and the announcement trailer below: