Today Bandai Namco Entertainment announced the western dates for the open beta of its upcoming Gundam battle game Gundam Versus.
The beta will start on September 2nd, and will end on September 4th, with a pre-download which will be made available on PS4 on August 29th.
In terms of features, the test will include online Player Match, online Casual Match in 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2 and 3 vs 3 fashion, Ultimate Battle with fifteen online missions and thirty offline ones, one route for offline Trial Battle, offline Free Battle, the tutorial and five in-game tracks including “Missing Rink” and “Crossbone.”
Below you can see the announcement image (times are CEST, so they’re from midnight to midnight Pacific Time) straight from the press release.
This is one of the first Gundam games officially released in the west in an eternity. Until a couple of years ago many thought it wouldn’t even be possible due to the licensing rights involved. I was among them, and I’m very happy to have been proven wrong.
Gundam Versus will release in North America on September 29th, exclusively for PS4. Of course, it’s already available in Japan.
If you want to learn more about the game, you can enjoy a trailer showing off its rather game modes including those mentioned above, the announcement trailer for the west, one revealing its 94 mobile suits, and one showing off upcoming DLC for Japan.