The limited period map 'Retaliate! Second SN Operation' operation starts! The KanColle Summer Event 2015 operation has been prepared and started. The length of the operation is scheduled to be 20 days. This operation is a 'Large Scale Operation.' We will be following up with announcements on the details of the operation. #kancolle
Regarding 'Retaliate! Second SN Operation': This operation is comprised for 4 operational areas:
Area 1: 'Initiation Preparation, Second SN Operation!' Area 2: 'To the Solomon Sea, Combined Fleet!' Area 3: 'Clash! Second South Pacific Sea Battle' Area 4: 'Rush into the Straits! Destroy the Enemy Airfield!' #kancolle
Chance meeting with new fleetgirls in the first half of the operation (main operation): Admirals who conquer the 2nd operation 'To the Solomon Sea, Combined Fleet!' will have the new fleetgirl of summer, Shiratsuyu-class destroyer 'Kawakaze' added to their fleets. In addition, admirals who conquer the final area (the 4th area) will be joined by the refueller ship 'Hayasui'. Look forward to it! #kancolle
Regarding 'combined fleets: The second area 'To the Solomon Sea, Combined Fleet!' and third area 'Clash! Second South Pacific Sea Battle' are to be sortied with 'Combined Fleets' The First Fleet will be the main force, and the second accompanying fleet can be organised by dragging the icon for the Second Fleet over the First Fleet. #kancolle
Regarding special items and equipment obtainable in the Summer event 1/3: Completion of the third area 'Clash! Second South Pacific Sea Battle' will result in the addition of the carrier based aircraft equipment 'Type 97 Torpedo Bomber (Murata Squadron)' to your military forces. The same Squadron can be upgraded to a different type of aircraft through the completion of a mission. #kancolle
Regarding special items and equipment obtainable in the Summer event 2/3: In the Summer Event, it is possible to obtain new items through conquering maps. Obtainable items include the 'Reinforcement Extension', 'Combat Rations' and 'Sea Resupply' consumables and items.
Regarding special items and equipment obtainable in the Summer event 3/3: While the new ships it is possible to encounter through the conquering of operation maps do not change regardless of the difficulty of the operations, the items and equipment obtained will be different depending on the difficulty of the operations. * The 'Type 97 Torpedo Bomber (Murata Squadron)' mentioned earlier will be obtainable at all difficulties. #kancolle
Regarding the 'Reinforcement Extension' system: The new item 'Reinforcement Extension' allows any shipgirl of your choice above a proficiency of Level 30 to be remodelled to include an additional equipment slot capable of equipping Damage Control (Emergency Repair Crew/Goddess) or Combat Rations. While this item will be available at the Item Store, it is also possible to obtain several of these items in the Summer Event. #kancolle
Regarding the 'Combat Rations': The 'Combat Rations' are a new type of item equippable in equipment slots. In the event of multiple combats in a battle sortie, the item will activate at a certain rate before the battle is joined. The shipgirl which activates the item will have her morale greatly increased, while the two shipgirls in adjacent slots will also have a fraction of the morale increase. * Upon activation, the item will be consumed. #kancolle
Regarding the new system 'Carrier-based Aircraft Skill': Carrier-based Fighter, Bomber, Torpedo Bomber and various Reconnaissance Aircraft will increase in 'Carrier-based aircraft skill' when they participate in battle or successfully perform a reconnaisance mission. As each aircraft squadron's skill level increases, in the equipment slot, a belt-like divider in the icon will change to match the skill level of the squadron. #kancolle
TL note: The system described will resemble the black-belt, brown-belt etc system used in martial arts, though the colours used here are not yet known.
The effects of the 'Carrier-based Aircraft Skill': Squadrons with high 'Carrier-based Aircraft Skill' will trigger reconnaissance (Contact) at a higher rate than normal squadrons. You can expect better battle results when using highly skilled squadrons in critical battles. #kancolle
Increasing and decreasing 'Carrier-based Aircraft Skill': While 'Carrier-based Aircraft Skill' will increase together with the number of times the squadrons are sortied for battle, taking too many losses will conversely result in the reduction of 'Carrier-based Aircraft Skill'. If the entire sortied squadron is annihilated in combat, the skill level of the squadron will be reset to its default value. * It is not possible for the battle potential of the squadrons to be reduced below their current values. #kancolle
Regarding Extended Operations 1/2: After the completion of the main 4 maps in the main operation, the first half of the 'Second SN Operation' (main opration) will be completed, which will allow participation in the Extended Operations. * As the Extended Operation 'Area 5' takes place in a different area, please pay attention to the distribution of your military forces. #kancolle
TL Note: This implies that ships used in the Main Operation may be locked and disallowed from participation in the Extended Operations - or that Map 5 specifically may lock ships and prevent participation in the other Extended Operation maps.
Regarding Extended Operations 2/2: Admirals who complete Extended Operation 'Area 5' will be able to take part in further Extended Operations 'Operation FS'. The second level of Extended Operations 'Operation FS' will begin tomorrow, 11 August at 1800h JST. At that time, it will become possible to advance into the 'Area 6' and 'Area 7' operational areas. #kancolle
Supplementary information on the 'Second SN Operation'. Prior to the Area 4 in this operation, engaging and defeating the enemy main fleet in combat will result in the chance to meet new shipgirls. For the main operation, in addition to the shipgirls already mentioned earlier, it will be possible to meet Seaplane Carrier 'Mizuho' and Shiratsuyu-class Destroyer 'Umikaze'.
TL Note: Including the earlier Kawakaze and Hayasui, that's 4 ships confirmed out of a total of 7 in the first 4 maps.
Supplementary information on the new items. While the new items added today are available at the Item Store, it is also possible to get multiple copies of these items during the Summer event. In addition, even after the completion of the Summer Event, it will still be possible to obtain them continually through repeatable missions and such. There is no need to overdo it; please make use of these at your own pace. #kancolle