Gundam Versus Announced for Western PS4 Release

Publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment have today announced that the latest entry into the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, known simply as Gundam Versus, will be making its way to Europe later this year.

Based upon the Gundam Versus series, which was originally released as a 1-v-1 Arcade fighting game in Japan but later ported to consoles, this new PlayStation 4 instalment will allow Gundam fans to take part in up to 3-vs-3 battles with a large variety of Mobile Suits from the entire Gundam timeline; including the more recent Iron Blooded Orphans and AGE Gundam series.

The world famous giant robot and notorious head-to-head smash hit series: GUNDAM VERSUS is coming for the first time to home console and this time built from the ground up exclusively for the PlayStation 4 system. Battle in explosive online two-versus-two and three-versus-three team battles. Each playable Mobile Suit comes equipped with its own weapon systems to learn and master along with new mobility options that allow for advanced strategy to evade and outwit opponents.

In battle, players will be allowed to go all out with blazing and lightning fast melee action in a robust selection of Offline and Online game modes. New quick actions bring more technical and strategic gameplay options. Call upon Striker support characters to assist you in the heat of battle. Enhance your experience by choosing between two different Burst Systems: Blaze Gear and Lightning Gear, each with their fighting characteristics that enhance melee combat, augment lock-on range and more!

As demonstrated in the announcement trailer (seen below) fans will be able to choose from a wide-variety of Mobile Suits each with their own strengths and weaknesses across a variety of multiplayer styled events – including an online multiplayer mode for up to six players. In addition to simple attacks, such as Blast and Blade weaponry, each Mobile Suit will offer their own special skills, burst attacks and character support options.

You can see the action for yourself in the announcement trailer; but for now Gundam Versus will be released exclusively on to the PS4 later this year as both a physical and retail release. Speaking of ‘retail release’ Bandai Namco Entertainment are also accepting votes for the community to choose on which cover they would like for the game. Full details can be found on the official website.

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About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

2 Responses to Gundam Versus Announced for Western PS4 Release

  1. Justin says:

    Say do they even have story mode or its all multiplayer style?

    • Scott Emsen says:

      The previous ‘Versus’ entry, known as Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS, did have a story mode however most of them just have simplistic arcade modes with a little bit of context behind them. It’s expected Bandai Namco Entertainment will confirm further details in the coming months.

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