We’ve been keeping an eye on Dual Gear since its Indiegogo campaign was announced a while back. Using Unreal Engine 4 it looks to be an interesting blend of turn based strategy coupled with a more action based approach. While it’s sad to see the crowdfunding campaign not supported as fully as it could be, the game now has a demo on Steam. Visually it looks good too and we really appreciate the mecha design as well. Developed by a small team in Thailand, we hope this game gets the support and recognition it so clearly deserves.
Version 1.03 for Gundam Extreme VS Force has been released, bringing in lots of new content. This new patch adds six playable Mobile Suits to the fray, Course Battle mode, and other quality of life additions. Some of the new mobile suits include the brand new Mack Knife, GP02A, and Turn X Gundam. The inclusion of Course Battle mode was one of the many modes fans were clamoring to be added when the game first released in December of last year. It brings in the usual multi-stage courses that have been in previous Gundam Extreme VS games with varying difficulties. In the quality of life updates, Free Battle 1.01 adds the VS screen prior to a match starting and you can now change locked mobile suits in the Extreme Force mode once you’ve completed the mission. There’s also a custom button configuration for those of you who don’t like the default controls.
As for Version 1.04, Gundam Virsago Chest Break and Tallgeese II are joining the roster on top of more Free Battle updates. There’s also another addition to the roster that is currently unknown. Hopefully we’ll see more additions to the next update list, but until then check out the video of the Version 1.03 below!
Looks like we have our first individual mobile suit gameplay trailer for Gundam Extreme VS Maxi Boost ON! It features the Mack Knife from G no Reconguista. As a 2000 cost mobile suit, it looks to have many tools with mid-range stuns, a mobile armor mode, and grappling hooks to pull enemies in for some close range shenanigans. The unit will also be released on Gundam Extreme VS Force as part of the co-collaboration between the two games on March 9th. Perhaps we’ll see more units from ON come to Force in the near future as well. Until then, check out the gameplay video below!
For those of you lucky enough to be living in Japan, the month of March will be exciting for Gundam VS fans over there. At the recent JAEPO expo, Bandai Namco have officially announced that Gundam Extreme VS Maxi Boost On will be released on March 9, 2016. As the latest version of the Extreme VS series, there will be the usual new suit additions, move changes, and game mechanic changes from the previous version. New to the fray are the G-Self, AGE-FX, Akatsuki Gundam, and Gundam Barbatos. There also appears to be a pink Gundam with a peacock smasher-like in the opening movie, which is probably from Gundam EXA. There are also three new bursts to choose from which replace the Drive system from Maxi Boost. Fighting Burst improves your melee capabilities, Shooting Burst improves reload speeds and allows you to cancel shooting attacks into each other, and Extend Burst allows you to escape attacks at half meter. There are over 160 units in the game as well!
As for everyone else that doesn’t have access to an arcade in Japan or Asia, we can only hope they announce Maxi Boost for the consoles soon after Maxi Boost On is released. Until then, check out the opening video and first PV below!
Bandai Namco have recently released the second PV to Gundam Breaker 3. This time it’s an 11 minute video showcasing the new variations of customization you can have on your mobile suits, how SD Gundams are implemented, and other game modes such as Story mode, Bounty Hunter and Challenger mode. Visually, the game is looking very nice running on the Playstation 4, especially when adding the weathering options to your mobile suit. While we still have more than a month until release, check out the video below!
To commemorate the series’ 25th Anniversary we will be getting a new Super Robot Wars game on both PS4 and PS3 later this year. However, this won’t be a mainline release and instead will be an OG (or Original Generation) game called The Moon Dwellers. In the latest promo video (shown below) the game looks very nice indeed but after winkysoft’s recent demise, this announcement is somewhat bittersweet as they were the original developer behind these games and helped out on recent OG titles as well. The other big takeaway from this is that the game will not have a Vita version, unlike the last two Z3 games (both of which were great fun). The good news here though is that the series is finally changing up to PS4 and that means a mainline release should not be far off, as these games share a lot of tech. In the meantime, we have a new Super Robot Wars game to look forward to sometime this year.
Bandai Namco has been pretty busy today announcing Gundam titles for the 30th Anniversary, this time with SD G Generation Genesis for the Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and Vita. The most recent G Generation game was released on mobile, so this will please those who were hoping for a more console-centric version. Not much has been announced aside from a general release date in 2016, but it will be interesting to see if they go with either a sprite-based or 3d visual route. Until we find out more, check out the trailer below!
Gundam Breaker 3 has been announced today as one of the two Gundam 30th Anniversay games to be released in 2016 alongside SD G Generation Genesis. In the teaser video, we see a souped up RX-78-02 Gundam get blasted by the SD Knight Gundam. The promo image above also shows Gundam Barbatos Fourth Form from Iron Blooded Orphans as well. Aside from having SD Gundams in the mix, the customization and graphics look to be nicely updated in comparison to the previous titles, as this will be also running on the Playstation 4. Vita fans should not worry as the game will also be released on the mobile console as well. Perhaps we’ll even see playable Perfect Grade suits in this sequel, too! Until we find out more, check out the teaser vid below.
Bandai Namco have just released a new video showcasing Gundam Barbatos 4th Form from Gundam Extreme Versus Force. This version of Barbatos is very melee centric using both its mace and katana as the primary weapons. While it has some long range options such as its bazooka and mace throw that stuns, prepare to primarily be in your enemy’s face to do your damage. Remember, this unit is a first edition bonus so make sure you buy the game early! Hopefully we’ll see a video of the First Form Barbatos that comes with the Iron Blooded Orphans Blu-Ray as well. Until then, check out the gameplay below!
The upcoming PS4 port for Assault Suit Leynos is released finally on December 23rd. We’ve already had two demos of the game and from what I have played neither were very impressive. While I think Dracue are great, as Gunhound was fun, I am not sure they will do a good job on something more high end like this. The new trailer (shown below) does try and sell the game as best it can but even then this looks pretty wonky. Whether it will be as bad as the PS2 port of Valken remains to be seen but I am not holding out hope that this will be any good.