Bandai Namco has announced a new Mobile Suit Gundam title. Called Gundam Versus, this is the fifth generation of a long-running mech battler series in Japan, and it will be available for PlayStation 4 in America for the first time this fall.
The Mobile Suit Gundam universe spreads far and wide and is one of the most iconic bits of Japanese pop culture. It continues to grow with the new game Gundam Versus which was designed exclusively for the PS4. Players will have access to over 90 Mobile Suits from 17 different animes reaching across more than 35 years of Gundam history.
“For more than 35 years the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise has fostered a highly engaged and energetic community,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “We are excited to release GUNDAM VERSUS to those fans eager for more Mobile Suit Gundam releases in the West, as well as introducing the franchise a brand new expanded audience.”
Gundam Versus is releasing in Japan on July 6th but will be coming West in the fall. The game will feature two vs. two and three vs. three team battles online in addition to offline game modes. Each Mobile Suit has a unique weapons system for players to learn how to use. They’ll also have new mobility options including Boost Dash, Boost Step and Boost Dive that will enable more advanced battle strategies. There will also be over 180 Striker support characters that can be summoned to help in a fight.
To further customize their play style, players can choose between two different Burst Systems: Blaze Gear and Lightning Gear. Enhance melee combat, augment lock-on range and other characteristics of these systems and help support your teammate. Players will also be able to destroy the environment and deform the landscape in the new console game.
Gundam Versus will be available in the Americas in the fall of 2017 exclusively for PS4.