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Academus
2016-01-28, 07:05
The Vita version's site is updated with new information. God knows how many people are checking it; it gives me 503 one after another, and it only goes worse with time.

http://www.kancolle-vita.com/system_update/system01.php

Each fleet is limited to six kanmusus. The map is hexagon based, and you expand your reach by attacking and then occupying neighboring areas. By sending transport fleet to areas cleared of enemies, you receive resources, amount of which depends on the size of your transport fleet. Ending yout turn allows time to progress, kanmusus to recover from fatigue, construction and repair be done, but also your enemy to make its move. Once you have cleared the campaign, you'll be able to start a new game at another difficulty with some of your existing kanmusus. (Basically a New Game+ mode where you can start with some kanmusus from your previous playthrough.) Players with experience in the browser version should start with normal mode.

http://www.kancolle-vita.com/system_update/system02.php

There're eight things you can do at the strategic level.
1. Sortie. Each area has several maps. An area is only liberated when every maps underneath has been cleared.
2. Move. Move a fleet to a neighboring area. This may be done in preparation of an offensive operation, or in anticipation of enemy counterattack, or to pull kanmusus back to repair them in docks.
3. Deploy. Deploy transport fleet and their escort.
4. Expedition. Through expedition you can support your frontline fleets, conduct force recon and reduce the scale of enemy's counterattack.
5. Exercise. Increase level and other combat capabilities. Can be done with one fleet or between two fleets within the same area.
6. Info. Check info on areas and fleets.
7. End turn. Allow time to progress, kanmusus to recover from fatigue, construction and repair be done, but also your enemy to make its move.
8. Flagship. Go to your office where your flagship, and a whole list of other commands awaits. Communicate with her properly, make her like you, and she'll perform better in combat.
In the addition, there's a new resource called strategic point, which apparently can be used to buy stuff from shop.

http://www.kancolle-vita.com/system_update/system03.php

Sortie. Each area has several maps. An area is only liberated when every maps underneath has been cleared. With enough kanmusus in the fleet, you can pick formation before battle.
You can give combat command to the engaging fleet, be it air strike or close in and torpedo the enemies. The number of combat command you can give increases with the level of flagship.
The fleet will engage the enemy in accordance to your command, and if enemy survives, night battle is possible with bonus given to torpedo attacks.
Like the browser version, your kanmusus gain experience after each combat, and you may be rewarded with a kanmusu drop. You can choose to advance or retreat after each combat.
Kill the boss in the final map of the area to clear the area and clear the path to other areas.

http://www.kancolle-vita.com/system_update/system04.php

Behavior of your fleet changes base on your combat commands, even their sequence and combo. The effectiveness of combat commands depends on your fleet's composition and equipment, and those of your enemy's.

http://www.kancolle-vita.com/system_update/system05.php

The deployment of transport fleet and their escorts is crucial to your operation.

http://www.kancolle-vita.com/system_update/system09.php

Enemy will attack you to take back areas. At the start of a new turn, areas about to be invaded will have their hex colored. Failure to defend against such counterattack will lose you the area, destroy any transport fleet deployed there, and force the escort fleet to retreat.

http://www.kancolle-vita.com/system_update/system10.php

Flagship office is Vita's version of main page. From here you can access organise, supply, refit, docking, factory, quests, stats, record, card display, furniture, settings, etc. All with your flagship by your side.

Klashikari
2016-01-28, 08:05
All of those delays for a game that is akin to a smartphone game. I don't know what the hell Kadokawa staff members were thinking.
Might be better in practice, but the battle gameplay screenshots are really not appealing.

Academus
2016-01-28, 08:21
I'm getting a strong Endless Space vibe on the tactical command thing. We'll get to select a few actions (cards in ES) which modify the fleet's behavior and provide buffs to different stats, and then we'll sit back and watch as the auto-resolved battle unfold.

Duo Maxwell
2016-01-28, 08:27
My pre-order from 7 months ago is finally going to be shipped. Goddamn.

Estavali
2016-01-28, 11:28
The part about developing rapport with our flagship seems like a galgame element. One might even go a bit further and suggest that KDKW took a page from Warship Girls' Affection system :heh:

Though to be honest, I like the idea, or any idea that would allow the kanmusu that has served her TTK loyally to stand out from her clones.

Master Assassin
2016-01-28, 12:35
The part about developing rapport with our flagship seems like a galgame element. One might even go a bit further and suggest that KDKW took a page from Warship Girls' Affection system :heh:

Though to be honest, I like the idea, or any idea that would allow the kanmusu that has served her TTK loyally to stand out from her clones.

Is it terrible for me that your mention of it got me stuck into trying to digest everything on the opening post quickly to find the bit related to what you said? :heh:

Academus
2016-02-08, 16:38
New info available from http://kancolle.doorblog.jp

The game is designed with multiple playthrough in mind.
Two ways to start a new playthrough: Kai start, and Classic start +.
Kai start allows to you pick the starting flagship from Sendai, Jintsuu and Naka, while Classic start + allows you to pick from the original five, Mutsuki, Shigure and Ooshio.
Event maps are included.
Combat animation can be skipped.
Strategic points are used to expand docks and dorm.
It's easier to level kanmusus compare to in browser.
Maximum fleet count is eight.

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q502/Academus/kancolle/vke.jpg~original

Klashikari
2016-02-15, 21:30
Japanese review: http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/review/20160216_743163.html
In a nutshell: it feels different and still has content to deliver.

Some actual footage from someone who got the game already:
http://yusaani.com/special/2016/02/16/268686/

Live2d like animations aren't too bad (on imuya at least). The way how they animated static sprites is a bit... awkward. Not because of the animation itself but rather how the pose remains the same anyway. It is even more obvious with equipments and planes moving around in a weird fashion.

Also, the circles with colored rings and numbers are merely hp, and not something you could expect like... a mobage/QTE. That said, I wish they didn't go with that silly and bland interface style for menus and fights.

LoweGear
2016-02-15, 23:38
So how long till we see who the mystery shipgirl is?

Academus
2016-02-16, 03:54
Judging by the list of trophies: (http://psnprofiles.com/trophies/4355-%E3%80%8C%E8%89%A6%E3%81%93%E3%82%8C%E6%94%B9%E3%8 0%8D)

1. It's Iowa.
2. There're five difficulty levels; a "historical" difficulty beyond "Kou".
3. There're seventeen areas for you to capture; one of them is apparently a canal.
4. Marriage is in, polygamy unconfirmed.

In addition, I heard it already got DLCs, and you can save scum your construction attempts.

Kakurin
2016-02-16, 04:03
1. It's Iowa.
For those who have a hard time finding it, it's this entry:


アイオワ
アイオワ級戦艦一番艦「アイオワ」が艦隊合流!

Sheba
2016-02-16, 04:07
oh right, her name is in Katakana. Ready your ship slots Admirals!

AC-Phoenix
2016-02-16, 04:11
And there I was looking forward to missouri :/ - Oh well maybe we will get 2 ships after all - although there is no indication as of yet.

Sheba
2016-02-16, 04:13
Wait, months ago, were you wanting Iowa Or Iowa-class? Make up your mind lol.

Ithekro
2016-02-16, 06:41
Truth? I want to see Enterprise.

But one American ship potently leads the way to many, many Allied ships from around the world.

And drama or course.

An interesting note...unlike all the other ships in the game so far (to my knowledge), all the Iowa-class battleships still exist on the surface. None of the four were sunk or scrapped. Of the last pair, Illinois was cancelled and Kentucky eventually cancelled and scrapped after donating its bow to Wisconsin. Kentucky's engines were donated to the fast combat support ships Sacramento and Camden.

Sheba
2016-02-18, 09:19
That said, having seen someone playing the game on twitch, the game in its combat mode look hilariously cheap. To put it generously.its like watching barely animated cardboard cutots shooting at each other. Its not exciting battle dynamics that will sell KC Kai but its management and waifuist aspects.

Cyprene
2016-02-18, 11:35
This game's great!
I was worried from the reviews, but I'm having a wonderful time with it so far.

The battles are a lot more enjoyable than regular KanColle because you can actually see your opponents as opposed to just getting 1 second glimpses of them. And I love going back and rediscovering all my old girls. Instead of, "Oh, I drew yet another Fusou. Time to go dismantle." It's "Yay, I got a battleship!"

I do worry a bit about the idea of the Abyssals counterattacking, though. Is this some kind of XCOM thing, where you've only got a limited number of turns before the enemy comes crashing into your base and you lose?

AC-Phoenix
2016-02-18, 15:38
my bet goes to the first Iowa screencaps appearing within the first week, considering how we have people with lv 99 ships after just a few days even in normal Kancolle.

Wait, months ago, were you wanting Iowa Or Iowa-class? Make up your mind lol.

I am fully with Ithetkro here, first and foremost I'd prefer Enterprise. ;) - I generally wanted American ships though.

Truth? I want to see Enterprise.

But one American ship potently leads the way to many, many Allied ships from around the world.

And drama or course.

An interesting note...unlike all the other ships in the game so far (to my knowledge), all the Iowa-class battleships still exist on the surface. None of the four were sunk or scrapped. Of the last pair, Illinois was cancelled and Kentucky eventually cancelled and scrapped after donating its bow to Wisconsin. Kentucky's engines were donated to the fast combat support ships Sacramento and Camden.

Why drama?

Ithekro
2016-02-18, 16:05
I wouldn't expect the Allied ships to get along at first with the Axis ships. There was a lot of blood between them. It might get washed over due to them having a common enemy, or the war being something their humans did, not the spirits of the ships. But the three main carrier divisions are going to have some memories of the likes of Enterprise. Certain British ships would have memories as well.

AC-Phoenix
2016-02-18, 16:15
I wouldn't expect the Allied ships to get along at first with the Axis ships. There was a lot of blood between them. It might get washed over due to them having a common enemy, or the war being something their humans did, not the spirits of the ships. But the three main carrier divisions are going to have some memories of the likes of Enterprise. Certain British ships would have memories as well.

Oh you meant drama between the ships. - yeah that is indeed pre-programmed.
:heh:
Sorry, I thought you meant player base drama.

Ithekro
2016-02-18, 16:28
There might be player drama as well, be that would be different from what I was on about.

Azuma Denton
2016-02-18, 22:01
http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=1186571

Apparently there is a bug, a huge one. If you get a game over, your game will crash resulting in deleting your save file...

Well played Kadokawa, well played... :heh:

Cyprene
2016-02-19, 00:15
That hasn't been confirmed fake, but no one's been able to replicate the bug. I wouldn't worry about it.

If it's made up I hope that uploader finds himself facing a nasty, nasty lawsuit.

Master Assassin
2016-02-19, 02:46
I was watching a player's livestream and they opened Amazon to read what the reviews have to say about the game...

Well, turns out reading the review was a mistake as the guy says. :heh:

Lantern
2016-02-19, 21:57
http://i.imgur.com/vbZeXMP.jpg

Ithekro
2016-02-20, 00:31
So what am I looking at?

Kakurin
2016-02-20, 02:30
I think it's the final boss.

Sheba
2016-02-20, 02:45
So what am I looking at?

Hime you fight in Hawaii

Ithekro
2016-02-20, 03:22
Oh

Pearl-chan?

Myssa Rei
2016-02-20, 05:17
Technically she's listed as "Central Hime", but yeah, this is basically the personification of Pearl Harbor itself.

And not only that, it looks like it's a full-blown invasion of the West Coast:

http://i.imgur.com/fF3cNyE.png

Sheba
2016-02-20, 05:23
Oh by the way, as reported, defeating the Hime will complete the game. However, it will also open NG+.

Long story short is, once you beat the Central Hime and all the Central Water Operations the game will be complete and you can then access new game+ but there's a catch....

You can choose to keep only 20 of your ships girls.....and they can be... your 20 highest leveled ship girls.... or your 20 highest leveled locked ship girls.

So if you're going to go for the goal and aim for Iowa, plan who want to keep, cause not all the ship girls are coming with you in the "New Game+"

Can you hear Tanaka laughing at yall already?

charles883
2016-02-20, 09:16
Any news of USS Iowa? Please post its official artwork

Sheba
2016-02-20, 09:37
Any news of USS Iowa? Please post its official artwork

Give players more days, man. Most only found out about the aforementioned new Game plus not too long ago.

charles883
2016-02-20, 09:43
Sorry, just quite impatient how official art of USS Iowa ship girls and its spec.
Hopefully we get to see more foreign ship like USS Enterprise

Marcus H.
2016-02-20, 10:41
Can you hear Tanaka laughing at yall already?

http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20150215060734/kancolle/images/0/08/Your_sufferings_fuel_up_Tanaka.jpg

Only 20 girls, though. That's cruel.

JokerD
2016-02-20, 10:41
Technically she's listed as "Central Hime", but yeah, this is basically the personification of Pearl Harbor itself.

And not only that, it looks like it's a full-blown invasion of the West Coast:

http://i.imgur.com/fF3cNyE.png

I wonder if we will get something similar in the web game since they are running out of operations

Myssa Rei
2016-02-20, 11:39
I wonder if we will get something similar in the web game since they are running out of operations

The game isn't running out of operations -- it's running out of ships. Operations, especially unrealized operations, are something that the IJN has a lot of. See this season's Rei-Go? Yeah.

Klashikari
2016-02-20, 12:08
It is very unlikely the game will run out of ships anyway, unless you implied "varied IJN ships that aren't DD or SS". IJN capital ships "reserve" is pretty much exhausted, save a few like Shinano, but there are still many DD and SS.

Since they even went as far as including USN ships after 3 years, they can prolong the game life for 2-3 years with just the foreign nations already accounted. If we add british and french ships, they will most likely end the game even before they really run out of ships anyway.

Myssa Rei
2016-02-20, 12:26
Incidentally, the triple turrets on Central Hime point to her not only being the personification of Pearl Harbor, but the USS Arizona too (http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNUS_14-45_mk1_Arizona_pic.jpg). Hmm.

And when I said running out of ships, I meant the "big ships" of the IJN. We're pretty much down to trophy DDs and subs from this point on barring Shinano.

Estavali
2016-02-20, 12:38
It is very unlikely the game will run out of ships anyway, unless you implied "varied IJN ships that aren't DD or SS". IJN capital ships "reserve" is pretty much exhausted, save a few like Shinano, but there are still many DD and SS.

Since they even went as far as including USN ships after 3 years, they can prolong the game life for 2-3 years with just the foreign nations already accounted. If we add british and french ships, they will most likely end the game even before they really run out of ships anyway.

They could even do more if the devs finally decided to go "screw sticking to just WWII" and introduce, for example, a reincarnation system that lets kanmusu to be reborn in their modern incarnations :heh:


http://i.imgur.com/vbZeXMP.jpg


This makes me want a map/stage based on Bikini Atoll, which each node manned by one or more Abyssalised and nuclear-contaminated/mutated kanmusu, and with a moe anthropomorphised Godzilla as the last boss there. Never mind if the place has nothing to do with the Pacific War, except for it being another mass ship grave. Come on, KDKW, you can do it! >=3

Ithekro
2016-02-20, 12:53
A extreme distance attack to liberate American shipgirls from the Abyssal would seem reasonable. Most of the fleet could not make that voyage. Not enough fuel and tankers to carry it to keep the fleet steaming.

Now one wonder if they will do something similar for the regular game's Spring event.

Klashikari
2016-02-20, 19:32
Iowa has been unlocked by someone.

http://i.imgur.com/qe0ozGr.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/HXllfkf.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/BVJp1nb.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/VGsKkj1.jpg


Pretty much a "very grown up" Shimakaze. A bit cliche, especially for the socks and all.
No indication for her seiyuu yet, but as I expected, she won't have a proper english considering her intro :heh:

AC-Phoenix
2016-02-20, 19:41
I expected broken english but 'me' instead of 'Iam' kinda beat my expectations... :heh: - Well lets see if it will get fixed for the webgame lol.
She imho looks a bit too happy - tbh if I were an american admiral and would put her next to Yamato I'd be embarrassed as hell. (I knw she had to be quirky, FBB after all lol)
The damage art kinda suggest her being a huge airhead.

Klashikari
2016-02-20, 19:49
Little voice sample here (https://twitter.com/noisy_sgr/status/701206064776114176). The sound is a bit too muffled so I can't really tell, but as expected, her english is pretty broken.

cloud04
2016-02-20, 19:51
all i can say is, kongou has competition in teaching admiral engrish

Azuma Denton
2016-02-20, 21:35
Nice pair of fuel tanks there... :heh:

Sheba
2016-02-21, 01:52
Iowa has been unlocked by someone.

http://i.imgur.com/qe0ozGr.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/HXllfkf.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/BVJp1nb.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/VGsKkj1.jpg

Pretty much a "very grown up" Shimakaze. A bit cliche, especially for the socks and all.
No indication for her seiyuu yet, but as I expected, she won't have a proper english considering her intro :heh:
I find it appropriate, in a strange way, that Yoshinori is the one drawing the iconic ships of the two rival countries.

cloud04
2016-02-21, 02:10
its official now then, kancolle wars

Sheba
2016-02-21, 02:58
its official now then, kancolle wars

The fact that STRONGER Abyssals are in northern american waters suggest that USA had it much worse than Japan and the SEAOceanian area.

cloud04
2016-02-21, 03:12
The fact that STRONGER Abyssals are in northern american waters suggest that USA had it much worse than Japan and the SEAOceanian area.

i think some1? pointed out that the kai map was in the cali coast?

RapidPotential
2016-02-21, 03:13
Well, the Americans had an enormous navy so I'm not surprised that the Abyssals had to be stronger to compensate.

Kakurin
2016-02-21, 05:11
https://twitter.com/noisy_sgr/status/701280835228430336

Marriage scene with Iowa.

https://twitter.com/noisy_sgr/status/701256136184373248

And why do her equipment lines sound so... uh lewd? :heh:

https://twitter.com/noisy_sgr/status/701253674987757568

Library line.

Marcus H.
2016-02-21, 05:13
The tweet even states that it sounded straight out of an AV. :heh:

Kakurin
2016-02-21, 07:09
https://twitter.com/noisy_sgr/status/701264785300525057

Missed the MVP line, is it just me or does she go for a little bit of skinship at the end?

RapidPotential
2016-02-21, 07:14
https://twitter.com/noisy_sgr/status/701264785300525057

Missed the MVP line, is it just me or does she go for a little bit of skinship at the end?
Yeah well, she goes in for a kiss on the cheek. Considering the stereotype she encompasses, shouldn't be too much of a surprise.

Klashikari
2016-02-21, 08:30
Ending scroll revealed Iowa's seiyuu (https://twitter.com/noisy_sgr/status/701388967577391106): Hashimoto Chinami (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinami_Hashimoto). Pretty much a new seiyuu like Agano-class' Yamada Yuuki.

Kakurin
2016-02-21, 08:44
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CbvWV99VAAE0sGY.jpg:large

Better keep a lot of food ready for those two (https://twitter.com/noisy_sgr/status/701389930585395200).

Oh, and is she doing the Awa-odori or what? :heh:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CbuMO92UEAA3e7O.jpg

Estavali
2016-02-21, 10:33
Oh, and is she doing the Awa-odori or what? :heh:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CbuMO92UEAA3e7O.jpg

Adapting to local culture, like ido's Germans (http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/2279482) (and now Italians too! (http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/2281682)) ;)

Add-on: Saw this at another forum :heh:
http://www.karlsland.net/gup/src/1456059054192.jpg

AC-Phoenix
2016-02-21, 17:53
Any hourlies or other sentences referring to the IJn fleet yet?

c933103
2016-02-21, 23:34
The fact that STRONGER Abyssals are in northern american waters suggest that USA had it much worse than Japan and the SEAOceanian area.

The game map description said, beat those abyssals from its back to free west coast base.

RapidPotential
2016-03-20, 06:24
Just obtained Iowa in the game and got her to 70+ with PvPs alone. Having a married ship gives loads of experience on NG+. Starting on the second clear of the game to help me build up to Very Hard, then going for Historical if possible.

AC-Phoenix
2016-03-30, 09:28
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzkhjbuZbi0
So people were saying something about kongou? :heh:

Otheer than the english a very fitting voice for Iowa though.

RapidPotential
2016-04-09, 09:40
Married Iowa to check her HP boost post-marriage...

...It's a whopping +9, same as the Yamato-class. In other words it's a 10% increase and puts her in a unique position of being one of the only 3 ships (and the only FBB) to break the 100 HP cap (Bismarck failed with 99).

Ithekro
2016-04-09, 14:34
Well she is Iowa. That is somewhat expected.

LoweGear
2016-12-16, 02:55
So apparently physical copies of Kancolle Kai will stop shipping now, and the digital version will be removed from listings in the Playstation Store in January 2017. (http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2016/12/15/104192.html)

Kinda sad huh...

Sheba
2016-12-16, 03:06
I heard that it eventually stopped updating after 2 updates, so something likely went wrong.