Why can't robots get along? The various pilots of the dozens of Gundam series seem to be enraged -- they're all fighting each other! We have to join together and tell Namco Bandai that we won't stand up for this. This robot-on-robot bloodshed needs to stop! Wait, Gundam 00 is also in this collection? Where do we sign up?[Via PSPHyper]
All three games will be sold alongside bundled packs that include the new bright-screened PSP-3000. Patapon 2 Donchaka not only dons a new subtitle, but will also be available as a PS Store download for those who want to save a couple of bucks over the UMD version. This is a similar strategy as seen by Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida or2 and Bleach Soul Carnival. Tax-inclusive prices for games and bundles are after the break ... just in case you wanted to know how much money will be leaving your wallet this holiday season.
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Want more Gundam-on-Gundam action? You've asked for it, you've got it -- at least in Japan. The arcade title Gundam vs. Gundam is headed for the PSP with some exclusive content. The 2 vs. 2 arcade fighter will feature over 30 playable units, with extra bonus ones unique to the PSP release, according to Famitsu. Other new content includes an ad-hoc mode that supports four players, tweaking of existing mechs, players profile exchange, music from the source materials and an installation option. The game's release window will be this November in Japan, where it is sure to sell like hotcakes. Check out the scans from Famitsu here.
PSP's Gundam Battle Universe is only a week away (for importers, at least). Namco Bandai is cramming a load of Gundam history into this upcoming action game, and this trailer does its job of reiterating that point. This lengthy video goes over the nearly endless stream of characters and suits that are playable in the upcoming game. With production values like these, it's easy to see Battle Universe tearing up the Japanese sales charts for yet another easy PSP victory. Watch out for it.
More mechs from Gundam Battle Universe have been revealed in scans from Weekly Famitsu. Check out the full scans over at PSPHyper. There is even a short TV commericial of the game here from the Japanese Playstation Movie Channel. Definitely some sensory overload here -- we counted 22 screenshots in a single frame! Gundam fans should look for this game July 17th in Japan or your favorite import retailer.
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It's yet another compilation game, which combines many decades of Gundam lore into a single title. Tipster Torin V. says that it plays like Virtual On -- we'll take his word on that.
Check out the entire scan at GAForum.
North America Games
- Mobile Suit Gundam Gundam: Giren's Ambition - Axis no Kyoui
- Bomberman Land Portable (Hudson the Best)
- Coded Soul: Uke Keigareshi Idea
- NBA Live 07 (EA Best Hits)
[Edit: Oops, we were wrong, or should we say Sony's official PSP site failed to list Downstream Panic! as shipping this week.]
The game is a hexagonal strategy game, distributing your forces and moving them about in a strategy phase, then battling enemies in turn-based combat -- sort of like Fire Emblem titles. But with gigantic robots. In this game, you'll find scenarios from plenty of other Gundam franchises to play through, so no matter which Gundam floats your boat, you'll find something to enjoy. That is, if promises of a 20-30 hour game with 400 robots hitting PSPs at the end of February isn't exciting enough.
Instructions: Save all movie and thumbnail files to the VIDEO folder. These high resolution 480x272 videos require firmware 3.30 or above. (Note: OE custom firmware will also play these videos.)
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The following videos are featured after the break: Lair (PS3), Rise of the Argonauts (PS3, 360), Sicko, Interview
Who would've thought that a licensed anime game could ever look so enticing? Ruliweb got some hands-on time with the newly released Japanese import, and it looks absolutely fantastic. The battles look like a blast (pun intended), with some miraculous mech action on display. The game has all the production values from the original anime, from TM Revolution's intro to Souichiro Hoshi's grating adolescent voice. Gundam fans will have a tear come to their eye when they see Victory flash on the screen, with See-Saw's ending playing in the background. Is this not some truly spectacular fan service?
Check after the cut to see more screens of the game. For more details, check out our previous coverage.