Gundam Side Stories PS3's Videos Showcase New Title

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Cross Dimension 0079, Rise From the Ashes, Thoroughbred from May 29 game collection

Bandai Namco Games began streaming a promotional video and two more gameplay videos for the Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories game collection for PlayStation 3 on Friday. The videos showcase three of the HD remakes in the collection, including one new one: Mobile Suit Gundam: Cross Dimension 0079, Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise From the Ashes, and Gundam Thoroughbred.

As the name implies, the original 1995 Super Famicom game Cross Dimension 0079 is set in U.C. 0079, and it follows Wolf Gar, a Zeon unit of former criminals delegated to forward reconnaisance at the furthest battlefront in the scorching desert. Wolf Gar faces the mobile suit Gundam Pixie and its Earth Federation pilot Bork Cry of the Albatros unit.

The collection has remakes of Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise From the Ashes; the Gundam Thoroughbred (Kidō Senshi Gundam Gaiden: Sora, Senkō no Hate ni...) segment in Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space; Mobile Suit Gundam: Zeonic Front; Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles; and Mobile Suit Gundam: Cross Dimension 0079. It will also feature the new Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link game.

The game's VR Mission mode lets the player create a unique team of mobile suits to deploy on various missions. The Story mode lets you play the five earlier Gundam Side Story games (remastered in HD for PlayStation 3) or the brand-new game. The Story mode has scenarios set in U.C.0090 and U.C.0096 — over a decade after the One Year War of the first Gundam anime and most of the other stories in this game collection. (U.C 0096 is the setting of the recently concluded Mobile Suit Gundam UC anime series.)

Players can deploy a team of three mobile suits in both ground and space battles. The game will have zero gravity and three-dimension maneuvering to distinguish the space battles from the ground ones. Players can also freely switch between the three mobile suits in the middle of battle, particularly when one mobile suit's hit points has been depleted. Support craft can offer both offensive and defensive assistance to the player.

B.B. Studio (Mobile Suit Battle Operation) is developing the anime robot action game. The regular edition will cost 7,600 yen (about US$76) next Thursday, and the limited edition will cost 13,790 yen (US$138).

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