Bandai Namco have just recently uploaded a new countdown site for Gundam Extreme Versus Maxi Boost. Apparently, this is for a brand new update to the existing game and is heralded as “the most exciting version.” While my personal exciting version would be a home release as we still have not received word as to when that will show up, I’m guessing this update will have massive balance changes across the board and possibly new units as well. Perhaps this might also be a shift in how Gundam VS games will be updated from now on versus incremental sequels. Another thing to note is that the countdown date expires around the same time Playstation’s Paris Game Show event starts next week! Coincidence? Let us know below about what you think will show up in this update.
Bandai Namco have recently released a brand new mobile RPG called Super Gundam Royale. Developed by DeNA of FF Record Keeper fame and a sequel to the original Gundam Royale on mobile, Super Gundam Royale lets you build teams of mobile suits from different Gundam series and fight in loads of familiar scenarios from the shows. As this is an F2P, there is a stamina system on top of the gatcha where you either spend gems that are collected from the quests and bonuses or you spend your hard earned money. With an art style that evokes the G Generation games, this is looking to be a very addictive mobile game if you’re already into the gatcha style that Japanese mobile games are well known for. You can download it from the Japanese iOS or Google Play store for your device. Check out the Super PV below, narrated by Noboyuki Hiyama a.k.a. Shiro Amada from the 08th M.S. Team.
Sony Japan has just released new information regarding limited edition versions of the Gundam Extreme Versus Force Vita and Playtation TV in December 23. With a price tag of 27,980 yen for the Vita and 18,180 for the PlayStation TV, you get an etched console, the game, special themes, and a nice collectors storage box. While I was hoping for a Zeon Red Vita like the limited edition PSP that came with Gihren’s Greed, these are relatively tasteful customized versions that would look good on anyone’s shelf. If you want to grab one, you’ll have to go through the Japanese Sony Style store to do so. Let us know below if you’re planning on ordering one of these!
Bandai Namco have uploaded a new PV showcasing the different modes found in Gundam Extreme Versus Force for the Playstation Vita. While we know what to expect from the 2v2 fighting that is a staple of the Gundam Versus series, this promo highlights new gameplay mechanics tied to the Force System in the single player mode. You can call for ordinance attacks with your chosen ships and restore stats via the Force Points you gain from defeating enemies and capturing bases. With Ad-Hoc mode, you can not only do the normal 2v2 versus, but you can play in squad battles and base capturing as well.
On the new mobile suit front, Heine’s Gouf Ignited from Gundam Seed Destiny has joined the roster as TM Revolution is performing the main theme song for the game (who also is the seiyuu of Heine Westenfluss). Gundam Barbatos fourth form is a first print DLC when you purchase the game, whereas Gundam Barbatos first form can be attained when you purchase the first Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Blu-Ray. Gundam Mk-II Titans version is also shown as playable, which makes us wonder what other mobile suits from the Extreme Versus roster will show up. If you happen to play the UC Card Builder game, you’ll also get an RX-78 card for it as well with the purchase of the game. Until more info appears before the December release, check out the video below.
You can also pre-order the English version of the game here.
Bandai Namco have finally announced Gundam Extreme Versus Force will be released on December 23rd. This only applies to the Japanese version for now, as nothing has been announced for English localized version. On top of the release date, more information regarding gameplay modes was announced as well. Aside from the usual 2 vs 2 mode that is available via ad-hoc mode called Force Battle, the meat of this new game will center around the single player mode called “Extreme Force.” In this mode, you lead a squadron of units that can be collected from the missions you experience, with your hero mobile suit as the lead. Similar to other Extreme Versus games, your team also is built around the cost system. The stronger the unit, the higher the cost. You can also strategically control your units via the “Force Command” to either engage, withdraw, gather, or disperse depending on the situation.
New units to the series that are currently exclusive to Extreme Versus Force include the G-Self from Reconguista in G and the Gundam Barbatos 4th Form from Iron-Blooded Orphans. The latter is a first print exclusive DLC, so be sure to grab yourself an early copy! We will update you as more information regarding the gameplay mechanics around the Force System is released. Until then, check out the latest promo released for the game below.
You can also pre-order the English version of the game here.
As part of Sentinel’s ongoing Riobot range, we’ll be finally getting a toy of the Metal Gear Sahelanthropus from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Like prior toys in the range, this will also have a good chunk of diecast included. The extra good news, bar the LEDs and accessories, is that T-REX are also working on the design of this. Released in April next year, the Riobot Metal Gear Sahelanthropus will cost 41,040 yen. Considering it transforms and it is pretty massive with it, that’s a fair price all things considered. The mecha itself is pretty anachronistic within the series’ timeline but it makes for a fun boss fight at least (the latter being shown below, though obvious spoiler warning attached to that). You can pre-order this new toy here.
The upcoming PS4 port of Assault Suits Leynos is getting a new demo this Friday (25th). The full game is also scheduled for December 23rd but from what I’ve played of the game thus far in the prior demo I am not holding my hopes out for this one. While it will clearly be better than the awful PS2 port of Assault Suits Valken, it’s still not a patch on the original game. I am a fan of Dracue’s work though, as the Gunhound games are good fun, but this feels like a tech demo than game. In any case, the latest trailer is out and shown below.
Vanillaware have finally announced their new game and it’s called 13 Sentinels Aegis Rim. Not only does it look suitably sumptuous, like all their games, but it also features mecha. While not much is known about the game, bar that is set for release on PS4 and PS Vita, we are very curious to see how this title will turn out. Previously Vanillaware has only really done fantasy themed action RPG’s, often with a historical bent. This looks decidedly futuristic and sci-fi with it. The music is also being Hitoshi Sakimoto and thus far has a real Origa vibe to it. The launch trailer is shown below.
Following the news that the next Gundam Extreme Versus game would be shown at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, we now know that Gundam Extreme Versus Force will very likely be a PS Vita exclusive. In the launch trailer (shown below) we see all manner of new game modes and mobile suits, with the YG-111 Gundam G-Self being notable. The upcoming ASW-G-66 Gundam Barbatos may also be present in the game but no further details are available about that yet. This will be the first named entry in the series to not have an initial arcade release. While this is definitely a PS Vita game we may yet still see a PS4 game come out but we’ll just have to wait and see if anything else pops up. No release is currently set but it’s probable we’ll see something next year.