Today, during a stage event from Taipei Game Show, Bandai Namco showcased the first look at PS4 gameplay of its upcoming anime-inspired game Full Metal Panic! Fight! Who Dares Wins.
We get to see how battle actions will be executed (the game is turn-based strategy RPG somewhat similar to Super Robot Wars, also developed by the same internal team), and the reveal of Amalgam’s Plan-1051 Behemoth. We see both its concept artwork, and how it looks in action in the game.
You can check out the video below, alongside the slides that were shared on stage, showing more images from the game.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, it’s the adaptation of the Full Metal Panic! light novel, manga, and anime series, which tells the story of an organization named Mithril struggling to protect a “whispered” named Kaname Chidori, who holds the secret of a “black technology.” In order to do so, they assign Sousuke Sagara as a bodyguard. As a former child soldier who is as efficient in combat as completely lacking common sense in living a normal life he causes hilarious situations as he is forced to adapt to the usual school life in peaceful Japan. Of course, we also get plenty of mecha combat and a lot of charming romance and drama.
A fourth anime season titled Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory (third if you don’t count the comedic spin-off Fumoffu) is scheduled to air in Japan in April.
We have no information about a western release at the moment, but the game will launch in Southeast Asia day and date with the recently-revealed Japanese launch, on May 31st. It will have English subtitles, so we’re all set.