Videos: Gundam Versus To Add New 3v3 Mode
As we get closer to Gundam Versus' release on July 6, Bandai Namco have provided a new video showcasing gameplay and new game modes! The biggest takeaway from the video...
A new trailer has been released for Gundam Breaker 2, coming to the PS3 and Vita. The video boasts an apparent 100 million possible customizations as the sequel has added loads more parts to the fray. You’ll be seeing kit pieces from Gundam AGE, Gundam Build Fighters, MSVs, and more! On top of that, pre-orders and 1st edition pressings get new parts from Gundam Build Fighters Try. Make sure to check out the video below and see what’s been added.
At the recent pre-TGS Sony Conference, another short teaser trailer of the unnamed Gundam game for the PS4 was shown. Aside from the titular RX-78-02, more series-lead Gundams appeared such as Unicorn, God, Turn A, 00 Gundam, Wing, Full Armor ZZ, and many more. Here’s to hoping we’ll see more about this game during TGS 2014, but at the very least we now have a tentative 2015 release date. Until more info drops, feast your eyes on the teaser from the show.
Over the weekend, Makuhari Messe in Tokyo (well, technically Chiba) hosted yet another event, that of Chara Hobby 2014. Prior to that Bandai announced a new line of toys called Metal Robot Damashii. We held off on mentioning the latter because we guessed (correctly) that the new toy line would be shown at Chara Hobby. Well, it turns out the first figure in the new toy line will be the mighty RX-93-v2 Hi-Nu Gundam (pictured above). You may be thinking, didn’t they already release a Hi-Nu Gundam recently? The answer would be “yes” (we reviewed it too) but this has all manner of diecast in the joints and other detailing. Subsequently, it looks utterly glorious. No word on price point or release date as yet but we’ll let you know as soon as we do. In the meantime check out the video of the new metal infused Hi-Nu Gundam below.
As for the rest of Chara Hobby, there was a lot of cool stuff on show. From the eye wateringly expensive Soul of Chogokin Gaogaigar which is out in December, to the gorgeous Megahouse Orguss. Anyway, check out the coverage here, here, here, here and here.
If you’re looking for more Gundam Breaker action, fear not! Bandai Namco have announced Gundam Breaker 2 for the Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita for Winter 2014. Not much is known about the title so far, such as possibly carrying over your units from the first game or what new units will be added, but we’ll let you know as soon as more information comes out. Until then, check out the teaser video below!
Like clockwork, Bandai Namco has graced us with their weekly round of Gundam Side Stories DLC. This week we visit UC 0080 with the RX-78NT-1 Gundam “Alex” and the MS-18E Kämpfer. A prototype Federation mobile suit specifically developed for Newtypes, the Alex first appeared in the 1989 OVA Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket under the control of test pilot Christina Mackenzie. Also making it’s first appearance in War in the Pocket, the Kämpfer is a Zeon mobile suit designed for fast and efficient combat. The Kämpfer took on the Alex in 0080 but fell prey to it’s wrist gattling cannon. Both suits are now available on the Japanese PlayStation Store for 400 yen each. In addition to the new mobile suits, this week’s update includes VR Mission 106, which is free to download. It is a ground-based mission that incorporates the Alex as an enemy if purchased.
Following the new promo we now have 11 minutes of gameplay footage for Masoukishin F. It mostly shows the introduction of Sakito Asagi, a new character for this game. Bar that it’s good to see the whole game on show and not just the battle animations. It’s looking good too. The game is out on August 28th and you can pre-order it here.
With Altron, Gundam X, and Gold Frame Amatu Mina Custom DLC coming on August 6th, Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost is also getting a version update to coincide with its “Full Boost Midsummer Festival.” Details of the version 1.06 update include Vita remote play for single player modes and replays, Premium G songs being added to the normal BGM roster without having to replace the original game tracks (if you’ve purchased them of course), the saving of player room settings when creating a player room, custom BGM finally playing during replays, and burst type being saved to the suits in your favorites list, among other minor revisions.
Bandai Namco have also released a Full Boost centric video for the upcoming DLC units on the 6th of August. Altron, Gundam X, and Astray Gold Frame Amatu Mina Custom are all 2500 unit suits with the latter two being somewhat clonish, but not to the extent of the previous Full Boost DLC. Gundam X can switch between its normal form and X-Divider form at will, with the hyper bazooka moving to the normal X form. This is very reminiscent of the Next Plus version of Gundam X which could switch as well. Gold Frame Amatu Mina Custom also retains the special moves of the original Astray Gold Frame, but its melee set has been changed and looks to hit much harder as well. Altron looks very similar to Gundam Nataku of Next Plus which the inclusion of the beam tail range attack. Altron Gundam will cost 500 yen, whereas Gundam X and Astray Gold Frame Amatu Mina Custom will cost 400 yen each.
Banshee Norn, Strike Rouge Ootori, and Re-GZ will also be coming on August 27th and will cost 500 yen each. Their unit costs are 3000, 2000, and 1000 respectively. Banshee Norn is always in its Destroy form unlike the 2500 version and looks to be more of a well rounded 3000 suit with some pretty capable melee and special movement options. Strike Rouge Ootori is looking to fill another all purpose suit in the 2000 cost as well with all of its melee and range attack options. The Re-GZ looks to be the most interesting as it starts off in its BWS (Back Weapons System) Waverider mode as a mobile armor. This mode is not permanent as a timer will count down from 100 and will purge automatically when it hits 0 or when the player decides to do so themselves. The Re-GZ cannot return to this form until it respawns, making it another very unique 1000 unit suit. Make sure to check out the Full Boost videos of Altron, Gundam X, and Gold Frame below with the Maxi Boost versions of Banshee Norn, Strike Rouge Ootori, and Re-GZ just below!
Another week, another wave of Gundam Side Stories DLC, this time it being the RX-81 LA G-Line Light Armor. A variant of the RX-81 G-Line series, it made it’s first appearance in Kunio Okawara’s Missing Mobile Suit Variations. The Light Armor RX-81 saw a redesign by Katoki Hajime for the 2009 PS3 title Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record U.C. 0081. In U.C. 0081, the RX-81LA G-Line Light Armor was assigned to the Earth Federation Forces’s Phantom Sweep Team as a means to combat the Invincible Knights Zeon remnants. Now available on the Japanese PlayStation Store, the G-Line LA can be yours for the low low price of 300 yen. This mobile suit is playable in both ground and space based missions. It should be noted, however, that this week’s update does not include any new VR Missions, but we know that they’re coming based on the information provided in the Famitsu Visual Complete Guide.
What with the release of Masoukishin F not far off, Bandai are stepping up with a new promo video. Despite the omnipresent boob jiggle with the various female cut-ins, the game’s animations are looking pretty damn good. Bar that, the boxset is also pimped a bit too but apart from the soundtracks there’s not much else to really recommend it. In any case, we’ll be picking this up come August 28th and you can pre-order it here.
So it looks like we’ll be getting a few Virtual On Force VR’s and a Virtual On themed area added to the recently released Phantasy Star Online 2. It’s worth clarifying that these are just costumes for player characters and aren’t actually full blown VRs in the traditional sense. The Virtual On lobby will be opened at the end of July until the middle of August. A promo video of the new costumes are shown below, they kick in around the 2:31 mark.