July 4th, 2019 - Shanghai - The global developer and publisher, Yostar Games, exhibited its most popular mobile game Azur Lane during Anime Expo 2019 at booth 206. Yostar not only showcased Azur Lane, but also exhibited its Riichi Mahjong game Mahjong Soul alongside two to-be-released mobile games, being NEKOPARAITEN! and Arknights. Yostar hosted various onsite activities throughout each day of Anime Expo 2019 at the LA Convention Center.
An interactive live event was held onsite for Arknights during AX 2019. The event is called Arknights Clue Hunt. Players needed to find Yostar staff dressed in staff tees with a Rhodes Island patch in order to be handed a clue card. The clue card would only be solvable when combined with a password grid that was posted on the Arknights social media accounts. The answer to the clue cards led players to details about the upcoming game.
For Yostar’s Azur Lane playerbase, it was a packed lineup of multi-event that was not to be missed. The events included: Akashi's Raffle draw; a photo booth that featured a 1:1 Bismarck set piece flanked by seven gorgeous cosplayers; there was the San Diego and Cleveland voice actress meet-up and autograph session; Azur Lane themed stamp rally; the Azur Lane Behind the Scene panel and more was panned out. If all of that was not enough, there was a one of a kind Azur Lane Lamborghini Itasha displayed at booth number 3906.
Furthermore, the mobile game NEKOPARAITEN! made its debut and showcased its gameplay to the public for the first time at Anime Expo. Players were able to interact with multiple Nekos. This interaction was not exclusive to the demo gameplay, but players also engaged with Neko cosplayers at the booth. Officially authorized NEKOPARAITEN! merchandise was also on sale at the booth during AX 2019.
Players who have been playing Mahjong Soul online finally got the chance to face their opponents in face to face. A series of Daily Competition was held for all Riichi Mahjong enthusiasts at the Entertainment Hall during Anime Expo. Players who won three consecutive rounds of 1-game matches were given a prize.
Arknights is a strategy RPG mobile game with a fantasy theme, the game features visually stunning graphics, user-friendly controls, a variety of characters from different groups, an immersive gaming experience, a well-crafted, animated plot, and a continuous storyline. Players will start their journey as a “Doctor” rescued by Amiya with memory loss and carry on a journey together along with the activities of an organization called Rhodes Island. Arknights launched in China on April 30th for iOS and May 1st for Android. App stores featured the game on both its homepage and games page immediately after its game launch. After its launch, players and gaming media reacted favorably with their love and excellent impressions of the game online.
About Azur Lane
Azur Lane is a mix of RPG, 2D shooter, and tactical genres combined. In the face of overwhelming hostile force, all nations finally united under a shared purpose. In order to wipe out a common enemy, humanity established a worldwide military organization - Azur Lane. Players organize up to six ships into a flotilla, break through enemy gunfire and defeat them. Presently, 2.1 million users have downloaded Azur Lane.
Nekopara is a popular comedy romance adventure game series available on steam. A mobile version is being co-developed and published by Yostar Games and NEKO WORKs. The game is coming soon. Players can choose from a various group of Neko characters to embark on unique storylines. Soon, players will get the chance to pet Nekos on mobile.