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Yostar Games, The Overseas Publisher of Azur Lane and Arknights, Confirms Its Return to Anime Expo 2022

Publisher at event for first time in two years, showing off stuff like 'Aether Gazer'.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

July 1st, 2022 - Shanghai - After two years of absence from Anime Expo, the global mobile game developer and publisher Yostar Games has confirmed its return to the in-person venue for 2022, from July 1st to 4th. The booth mainly features Azur Lane and Arknights-inspired design and contains onsite activities, along with a merch shop that includes the above two games and Mahjong Soul’s merchandise, pre-release items and special gifts. Aether Gazer, the new 3D action-RPG mobile game that was just recently announced, also has a free giveaway at Yostar’s booth, #206, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
 
Azur Lane Exhibit Zone
Azur Lane, which is about to reach its fourth anniversary, is bringing Commanders a refreshing summer vibe to the exhibition. Stepping into the Azur Lane-themed zone, a LED cabin transfers Commanders into Azur Lane’s world. Walking through the tunnel, sunny beach surroundings and well-dressed cosplayers are awaiting all Commanders. The artwork display section also displays many of the memories from Azur Lane over the past four years. Also, every Commander who comes to the Azur Lane zone also has the opportunity to obtain an Otaku USA special edition magazine.
 
Arknights Exhibit Zone
It’s been two years since Arknights debuted at Anime Expo 2019, and this time around it is embracing a large fan base thanks to all of the Doctors’ support. The Arknights exhibit zone is set in the background with representative elements such as Rhodes Island, Rhine Lab and an Originium production device, bringing Doctors an immersive experience. Gorgeous cosplayers acting as different operators are waiting for Doctors during the photo session. With the Lucky Draw Capsule Machine being set onsite, every Doctor who visits the Arknights zone can draw from the machine and get a chance to win free Arknights merch.
 
Merch Shop
Various popular merchandise and new arrivals are available, such as Azur Lane’s Character Cushion, Arknights’ Food-Themed Plushine Set, Mahjong Soul’s Acrylic Phone holder, etc. The latest Yellow Claw x Arknights Collaboration series is also released, while the best-selling DIM Mark series is on sale offline with two exclusive bundles at 20% off. Aether Gazer is giving away freebies for visitors including card holders, random keychains, wall scrolls, or random acrylic character stands. Special postcards with discount codes will be sent as a gift to every buyer who makes a purchase at Yostar’s booth. Don’t miss out.
 
About Aether Gazer
Aether Gazer is an action-RPG mobile game set in an apocalyptic dystopia with high-quality 3D graphics. With human consciousness hanging in the balance, players will be forced to act with skill and precision to stop the chaotic spread of evil and save the future of humanity. Aether Gazer will be supported on iOS and Android and will be released in North America, Europe, and SEA. The release date is set for Q4 2022.
 
About Arknights
Arknights is a strategy RPG for mobile. 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” with memory loss awakened by Amiya and carry on a journey together along with the activities of an organization called Rhodes Island.
 
About Mahjong Soul
Mahjong Soul is an anime-themed Japanese mahjong game available on browser and mobile, the mobile version will be announced later this year. Mahjong Soul features famous Japanese voice actresses, easy and interactive gameplay, a customizable game experience where players can select different BGMs, effects, and styles, as well as an in-game Friendly Match system, and players can join or invite friends to play together.
 
About Azur Lane
Azur Lane is a mix of the RPG, 2D shooter, and tactical genres. In the face of an 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, more than 10 million users have downloaded Azur Lane.
 
About Yostar Games
Founded in 2014 and publisher of Azur Lane and Arknights, Yostar Games specializes in game development, global distribution, investment, and video game IP management. Situated in Tokyo and Shanghai, Yostar Games has rapidly become the top publisher and developer of the anime genre in China and is striving to become a global leader in the gaming industry.

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