Over at 4Gamer, they have a new interview with one of the developers behind the upcoming arcade mecha game Starwing Paradox. Released later this year in the Japanese arcades, it utilizes the talents of Yoshiyuki Sadamoto for the character designs and Ippei Gyoubu for the mecha. Up until now, the game has been looking great but we now finally have some gameplay footage of the game in action (shown below) and now I am not so sure about it.
Put simply, Starwing Paradox looks a lot like a multiplayer version of Another Century’s Episode R on the PS3 and that’s not good really. Admittedly, Starwing Paradox has a different control setup and a bespoke motion activated cabinet but even then, this kind of aerial ranged combat approach with analog boosting, as per the flawed Zone of the Enders games, doesn’t fill me with much hope.
However, the only thing here that gives me hope is that Byking is behind Starwing Paradox. They are a solid developer that made the initial Gundam Extreme Versus games, as well as crazily awesome games like Gunslinger Stratos. Admittedly, Byking also made Magician’s Dead and that was mostly terrible but I am still hoping that Starwing Paradox will turn out okay, despite this somewhat worrying gameplay footage.
As the arcade release of Gundam Extreme Versus 2 gets closer, Bandai Namco have finally revealed the intro animatic and several new mobile suits to the fray!
The new intro includes some new faces to the franchise, which now has a stunning roster of over 160 units! Some of these new units include the following:
Try Burning Gundam
Gundam Barbatos Lupus Rex
Gundam AGE-1 Granza
Astray Blue Frame D
They’ve also released a new PV detailing some new additions to the gameplay system, including two new burst types:
Gundam Extreme Versus 2 will be entering Japanese arcades on October 30th, 2018. We’ll continue to update you with more information as it comes along. Until then, let us know what you think in the comments!
As the rest of the world has Gundam Versus on the PS4, Japanese arcades are gearing up for the upcoming Gundam Versus Extreme 2. On May 12 and 13, stores in Tokyo and Osaka will be able to play test the game for the first time. There’s also some confirmation on the playable roster, including three new entries to the franchise:
Tri Burning Gundam – new
Gundam Maxter – new
Gundam Barbatos Lupus Rex – new
Extreme Gundam Type Leos II Vs
Gundam Kimaris Trooper
Astray Red Frame
Astray Blue Frame
As Gundam Versus appears to have floundered a bit since releasing last year, it will be interesting to see if they continue to share units between this game and the console version. As always, we’ll let you know more as it comes along. Let us know what you think of the three new units!
Since the end of the Z series, the Super Robot Wars games have tried to change up the setup somewhat, such as including series without mecha in Super Robot Wars V. Well, the latest Super Robot Wars X follows on from that and but a fresh isekai angle to the mix.
From the start, Super Robot Wars X wears its isekai, or alternate world, intentions on its sleeve. With the inclusion of such series as Aura Battler Dunbine and Machine Hero Wataru, the whole premise feels very fantasy themed. Something that is only emphasized further with the main OG mecha being a magic-oriented unit.
Bandai Namco have recently announced that Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS 2 will be hitting arcades in 2018. Unlike Gundam Versus, this is being positioned as a true sequel to the Extreme VS franchise which started in 2018. We can only assume this will continue the crazy manga-based story of jumping between Gundam timelines and universes to stop some wacky AI that threatens to destroy everything. And as to be expected from previously released Extreme VS titles like Maxi Boost and Maxi Boost ON, it probably will not head to the console space any time soon.
As always, we’ll let you know when more is announced! Until then, check out the teaser video below and let us know what you think!
Several new DLC units have been announced during the Gundam Games Announcement stream on January 16. Aside from revealing God and Master Gundam gameplay, we saw Missing Link units Gundam Pixie and Efreet Schneid, Farsia from Gundam Age, and a fan favorite in Build Strike Gundam Full Package from Gundam Build Fighters. We were also given proper release dates for the units below, including a separate G Sound DLC package for those that did not buy the Premium G Sound Edition:
Jan. 23: God Gundam, Master Gundam, G Sound DLC, Update 1.10
Jan. 30: Gundam Pixie, Farsia
Feb. 6: Build Strike Full Package, Efreet Schneid
As to whether or not the G Sound edition will be available outside of Japan is still yet to be determined. In regards to the units, perhaps we’ll be seeing more Build Fighters units now that the titular protagonist from the first series has been added. Until then, check out the video below to see Build Strike gameplay and the rest of the announcements as well, such as G Generation Genesis for the Switch and a tease of the new Gundam Breaker for the PS4!
Back in 2009, you may remember that we reviewed the awesome Border Break. Well, it finally seems that after nearly a decade the game will be getting a console port on the PS4. Not only will the game support mouse input, along with DualShock 4, it will also have an all-new story mode. The console version of Border Break will also come in two major flavors; an online free-to-play version and a boxed release with most of the content included. The free-to-play setup is actually not that far from how the game currently works in the arcades, so it will be interesting to see how it does. While there is no news yet on when this PS4 version of Border break will be released, there are plans for an open-beta sometime in February. It is also worth pointing out that the game is currently only slated for a Japanese release but considering the fact that the PS4 is region free means you will still be able to easily import and play the game.
It’s been a long time coming, but God Gundam and Master Gundam are finally joining the Gundam Versus roster as the next DLC units in January. While we’ve had several melee focused units already, none can compare to the master and student of the Undefeated of the East in G Gundam. We can expect their Maxi Boost ON versions with slight tweaks as they are both 500 cost units, which we haven’t seen in awhile from the last batch of DLC units. You’ll also get BGM tracks with each unit such as “Flying In The Sky” with God Gundam and “Trust You Forever” with Master Gundam. While it’s a shame we don’t see the rest of the Shuffle Alliance as assists for God Gundam, it’s good to see some G Gundam representation again in the latest Versus title.
Next is the GM Sniper II White Dingo Ver. from the Dreamcast game Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise From The Ashes. As expected, it will be bringing the sniping toolset to the 200 cost series of units.
Another return from the EXVS series is Gundam AGE-2. One of the better 400 cost units in the previous edition, the AGE-2 mixes up the opponents with its maneuverability by switching between it’s normal and G-Strider mobile armor mode. As one of the titular AGE units, it can also switch to the Double Bullet equipment, giving the AGE-2 more firepower while sacrificing some speed.
Last but not least is the Mudrock Gundam, first playable in Mobile Suit Gundam: Zeonic Front. It will be a heavy firepower-based 300 cost unit looking similar to the Guncannon, but with more ballistic attacks.
All these suits will be dropping in December with the AGE-2 and Mudrock on December 5 and the Aegis and GM Sniper II on December 12.
Bandai Namco have released a gameplay trailer for Atlas Gundam in EXVS Maxi Boost ON. As the unit is also releasing in Gundam Versus as well, we can at least use this vid to see what the unit is capable of! As a 2500 cost unit (400 cost in Gundam Versus), the Atlas Gundam looks to focus on being a very slippery unit, allowing you to close in quickly or evade via special movement from its sub-legs. Check out the video below and let us know what you think!