Looking for the next big RPG you can pour all your heart and soul into?

Bandai Namco Studios’s Blue Protocol is an upcoming video game set in a gorgeous, open world known as Regnas. In this world, players can explore the vast lands of Asteria and beyond, customize their characters with costumes and accessories to their liking, and team up with other players to take down monsters and clear dungeons.

No matter your skill level, Bandai Namco ensures that gamers of all backgrounds will find joy in the game’s action-based combat system with the ability to effortlessly switch between different weapons and classes without altering your character.

Ready to go on this journey? Here’s everything you need to know about Blue Protocol, including its release date, story, gameplay, world, characters, and how to sign up for the closed beta testing.

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What is Blue Protocol about?

Blue Protocol characters and classes
Credit: Bandai Namco Studios

Described as “an epic journey through time” by Bandai Namco Studios, Blue Protocol lets players embark on a quest to unearth the truth about the protagonist’s origins. Along this path of self-discovery, an additional responsibility awaits them: rescuing planet Regnas from impending destruction.

Blue Protocol gameplay

Blue Protocol is a free-to-play, online action role-playing game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and published by Amazon Games. Similar to HoYoverse’s Genshin Impact, it features an anime-like art style.

The game will be available to download on PC (Steam), PlayStation 5, and Xbox X/S.

Is Blue Protocol a gacha game?

Based on a livestream by Bandai Namco, Blue Protocol has some gacha aspects when it comes to purchasing mounts and costumes.

When does Blue Protocol come out? Official release date revealed

Blue Protocol wallpaper featuring a character holding two guns
Credit: Bandai Namco Studios

Blue Protocol made its initial debut in Japan on June 14.

Players based in North and South America, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand will have to wait a little bit longer, as the game’s release in these regions has been slated for a later date in 2024.

Blue Protocol characters

FesteTraveling from the future, Aeryn is visiting the present day to change the destiny of planet Regnas. She is a woman of high aspirations who aims for the reconciliation of all races but sometimes displays the naive behavior of a child.
JakeJake is the self-proclaimed best adventurer in Asterliese and the face of adventurers. He takes care of you and the new adventurers here and there.
TyrisAeryn’s trusty companion, accompanying her from the future. Tyris is willing to make ruthless choices to protect Aeryn.
MillieThe main point of contact at the Development Bureau, Millie guides adventurers to the exact quests they need.
AerynTraveling from the future, Aeryn is visiting the present day to change the destiny of planet Regnas. She is a woman of high aspirations who aims for the reconciliation of all races but sometimes displays the naivety of a child.
VoldigenVoldigen is the king of the Dracari. After being defeated in an ancient battle and held captive, he was resurrected on the modern continent of Magna to help revive his race.

How to join the Blue Protocol beta

The Blue Protocol closed beta testing will commence later this 2023. Note that you need an Amazon account to be able to sign up on the official beta registration page.

Sign up for the Blue Protocol beta here.

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