Gundam Versus PS4 Game Launches in U.S. on September 29

posted on 2017-07-01 16:51 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Japanese version gets DLC with more Mobile Suits in late July

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Bandai Namco Entertainment America revealed on Saturday that it will release the Gundam Versus PlayStation 4 game in the Americas on September 29.

The game will ship in Japan on July 6. Gundam Versus will also have an English-subtitled release with Japanese audio in Southeast Asia.

The game will feature more than 90 Mobile Suits.

Bandai Namco Entertainment additionally revealed on Thursday that the character Tieria Erde and the GN-005 Gundam Virtue will be available as paid DLC in Japan in late July. Those who pre-order the game will get a product code for the DLC for free once the DLC launches.

The game will be available in Japan in a regular edition and a Premium G Sound Edition. Both the packaged and download versions of the regular edition will cost 8,200 yen (about US$74), but the download version will be available for 7,380 yen (US$67) until August 2. The Premium G Sound Edition will feature a total of 35 songs including anime songs and background music from the original works, in addition to original game songs. The special edition will also include a product code to play on release day Mobile Suits that are planned to debut later for other players. Both the packaged and download versions of the limited edition will cost 11,200 yen (US$101), but the download version will be available for 10,080 yen (US$91) until August 2.

People who pre-order the game will receive a product code for the Gundam games' 30th anniversary mobile suit Hot Scramble Gundam (pictured below), which is piloted by Meijin Kawaguchi III. People who order the download version of the game will receive a special Gundam Versus theme.

Unlike other games in the series, Gundam Versus is not adapted from an arcade game, but was developed with the PlayStation 4 console in mind. The game will contain the series' familiar two-on-two battles, but will have other game modes. The game will feature Boost Action (including boost dash, boost step, and new boost dive), Striker Select, and Awakening battle systems. For the first time in the series the game will have a six-person online multiplayer feature.

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