Third-person battle arena titles have long been a dormant genre. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, I mean titles like Gotcha Force (an old love of mine) and the Gundam titles back when they used to be good. Speaking of good Gundam titles…
Gundam’s return to its original third-person battle arena style is now in sights with Bandai Namco Games’ announcement of the upcoming Gundam Battle Operation Next. Apparently the grand return will be quite large as, according to the announcement trailer, Next will feature MANY of the series’ namesake Gundams. Most of which are likely unknown to the American audience.
As you can see below, early in the trailer the Unicorn Gundam (the one with the pink glowing lines and such, which looks awesome) takes the center stage. Don’t just take my word for it, check out the trailer for yourself.
Gundam Battle Operation Next will be releasing on the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4. Hopefully the title will reach American shores as well.
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