Gundam Side Stories' Gameplay Video Previews Unicorn Gundam DLC
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Bandai Namco Games began streaming a new gameplay video for Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories, the game collection which debuted for PlayStation 3 on Thursday. The video showcases the Unicorn Gundam from the recently concluded Mobile Suit Gundam UC anime series. The mobile suit is available as DLC in the game's VR Mission Mode.
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 also features the new Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link game.
The VR Mission Mode lets players create their own unique "dream" teams to clear 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 Gundam UC.)
Players can deploy a team of three mobile suits in both ground and space battles. The game has 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) developed the anime robot action game. The regular edition costs 7,600 yen (about US$76), and the limited edition costs 13,790 yen (US$138).