When it comes to anything having to do with giant robots, I just can't get enough, and I have a particular place in my heart for the Gundam series. So, I was very pleased to see Bandai Namco reveal New Gundam Breaker today. According to the press release, the new IP revolves around Gunpla, which is basically Japanse slang for collecting and building plastic model Gundams. In the game, players will get a chance to customize and battle their Gunpla against enemies for new custom parts.
"For generations, GUNDAM fans in the Americas have collected, constructed, and displayed Gunpla models in their homes. Now the artistry and creativity of the Gunpla scene
"Featuring a multitude of different Gunpla, the game will enable players to construct their own Gunpla and take them into battle. As enemies are damaged or destroyed, they’ll leave body parts or weapons behind which players can collect and use for further customization of their own Gunpla."
The ability to switch parts and make a personalized Gundam is something I can't recall from any incarnation of the series. But, such mechanics have been an integral part of other mech combat titles such as Armored Core and definitely make sense from a genre perspective. No word on a specific release date yet, but New Gundam Breaker will be a PS4 exclusive.
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i wonder what kind of game this will be
Neat, I'm looking forward to this. Recently picked up Gundam Breaker 3 Break Edition based on the positive word of mouth it got, so it's nice to see the latest entry actually getting a US release
The first area with the gunpla store and the DOF is pretty funny.
I haven't actually played any of the gundam breaker games, but I like the idea of horrible kitbash franken-suits. I hope i get to put Gaplant parts on random stuff.
I want a ball with gaplant wing binders on it to make a terrible fake gundam tiefighter