Gundam UC Game's 5-Minute Trailer Posted
posted on by Kimberly Grace
Namco Bandai Games began streaming a five-minute trailer on Friday for its upcoming release of the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn PlayStation 3 video game. The video features both cutscene and gameplay footage.
From Software (Armored Core, Another Century's Episode) is developing the PlayStation 3 game based on the Mobile Suit Gundam UC video anime series. The game — the first for the video anime — will cover the story from the first three anime volumes. Part of the game will follow the story from the viewpoint of the main character Banagher, while other parts will follow the story from the viewpoints of the rival characters Marida and Frontal.
The Banagher route will have the player piloting the Unicorn Gundam in both "Unicorn mode" and "Destroy Mode" (with the NT-D system activated). The Frontal route will have the player in the remnants of the Zeon forces, piloting Frontal's personal mobile suit Sinanju. The Marida route puts the player in the shoes of the namesake Zeon ace pilot and the Kshatriya mobile suit with its remotely guided Funnel weapons.
The limited edition of the video game will bundle a novel by Harutoshi Fukui, the original author of the Gundam UC anime series. The novel will be titled Mobile Suit Gundam UC: Sengo no Sensō (Mobile Suit Gundam UC: The Postwar War).
The limited-edition bundle will also include a Blu-ray "Mobile Suit Gundam UC Collector's Disc" that will feature a digest of the first three episodes of the Gundam Unicorn anime series. The collector's disc will also include a digest video of the "Film & Live" premiere event for the fourth episode, which was held on October 1.
The trailer notes that the game will be released on March 8. The game's limited edition will sell for 7,980 yen (about US$104), while the regular edition will be priced at 5,040 yen (about US$65).