Namco Unveils Star Wars: Battle Pod Game With Gundam Arcade Roots

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Features technology similar to Gundam's Panoramic Optical Display

Bandai Namco Games announced on Wednesday that its Star Wars: Battle Pod arcade game is heading to North America in January 2015. The first-person pilot game shares hardware similarities with the developer's earlier Mobile Suit Gundam P.O.D. arcade title.

The "P.O.D." stands for "Panoramic Optical Display" —a hemisphere-shaped screen. While the game have not come to the United States, they are popular in Japanese arcades. The Star Wars: Battle Pod arcade game will feature technology that is similar to Gundam's Panoramic Optical Display. Both games support multiplayer network play as well.

The Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senjō no Kizuna (Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield) P.O.D. arcade game is featured in the Bantaikan TV Kidō Senshi Gundam Dai-07 Itakura Shōtai television program where Toshiyuki Itakura and his team of fellow television personalities compete with other teams from all around Japan.

Source: IGN (link 2)

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