Blue Protocol first details, trailer, and screenshots; closed alpha test set for July 26 to 28

First look at Bandai Namco's new online action RPG.

Blue Protocol

Bandai Namco has released the debut trailer and screenshots for Blue Protocol, its newly announced online action RPG for PC.

A closed alpha test featuring character creation and four playable classes (Aegis Fighter, Twin Striker, Blast Archer, and Spellcaster) will run from July 26 to 28. Here are the test times:

  • July 26 from 19:00 JST to 22:59 JST
  • July 27 from 20:00 JST to 23:59 JST
  • July 28 from 20:00 JST to 23:59 JST

Sign-ups are available here. Bandai Namco will accept a total of 5,000 users.

Here is an overview of the game, via its newly launched official website:

Graphics

Take control, if a spectacle.

Character creation systems that enables you to make the character you desire, and “control” graphics akin to an animated film. Pursuing a spectacle that moves your heart more than any realistic artstyle.

Multiplayer Action

Fight unique, band together.

Fend off hoards of monsters alongside others with coordinated strikes. The multiple classes and weapons accelerates the thrill of forming a united front with friends.

Story

Regnus, a planet once ruled by a divine tribe, thrived using a mystical light. Many millennia later, what remains are their ruins, treasures, and a dark secret. Start your journey in this forsaken paradise, uncover its truth, and become part of its history.

—This planet used to be a paradise inhabited by gods.

Regnus, a planet full of a mystical light called the “Engram,” was prosperously ruled by ones called the “Bapharian Divines.” The Bapharian civilization they established covered the planet and even enabled them to harness the power of time.

Many centuries and millennia later, the divines have left for the heavens and an era of human rule arrived. In search of the remaining light, people stepped foot into the ruins of the Bapharia. Lost technologies. Shining treasures. Monsters attacking. Towering ancient structures.

—And a power to destroy all civilization, the “Planetary Beast.”

Fighting for the fate of the planet, a new page in Regnus’ history is about to be written.

Watch the trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery.

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