Blue Archive is now available in Japan! Developed by NAT Games and published by Yostar Japan, the game launched at 13:00 JST today on 4 February 2021, after an initial delay from its projected 2020 release. You’ll be able to log in and grab all the pre-registration rewards which has since expanded to include an additional 600 gems at 250,000 milestones. The rewards given out are as follows:
- 10,000: 50,000x Credits
- 30,000: 100x gems
- 70,000: 200x gems
- 100,000: 300x gems
- 150,000: 600x gems
- 200,000: 2-star Junko
- 250,000: 600x gems
1,200 gems is enough to do a 10-pull in the game, while Junko is an AR-type, Light Armor unit whose attacks can Penetrate. She can fire in a straight line while sacrificing some of her HP, playing into her passive to allow her to be invulnerable once per battle when she drops below a health threshold as well as dealing more damage the lower HP she’s at.
Now, presumably it will just be a matter of time before Blue Archive makes its international debut now that it’s finally available in Japan. In the mean time, the rest of us non-Japanese players can watch the animated promotional video and muddle through the language barrier until then.
You can check out the Japanese official Twitter here for relevant updates.