Bandai Namco’s Blue Protocol has been a long time coming, but it’s partnered with Amazon Game Studios to get the project over the line, and considering the success of Genshin Impact and Final Fantasy 14, we’d argue that’s probably a shrewd business move. While there’s no firm release date just yet – it’s apparently due later this year – the publisher has dropped the opening cinematic, which looks like it could have been ripped straight out of the latest Crunchy Roll release.

Tales fans in particular will be able to see the Bandai Namco footprint all over this, but we reckon it looks good, and certainly gets the juices flowing. The soundtrack, by the way, has been provided by 90s Japanese rock band, L’Arc~en~Ciel. No group should have a career spanning 30 years with a name stylised like that!