Today during a stage event at Taipei Game Show in Taiwan, Bandai Namco revealed further details and the first gameplay of its upcoming Gundam game New Gundam Breaker.
First of all, the developers explained why the game is called “New” with two relevant points. First and foremost, it’s possible to customize your mecha in real time during gameplay, without going back to your base. Of course, you’ll also be able to take your time and set up your parts with care when you’re back in your hangar.
Secondly, we finally get multiplayer team vs team co-op battles, with three players per team. The members of each team collaborate to clear “quests” that are issued during the match. The team that gets the most points within the time limit wins. That being said, you shouldn’t worry, as there is a single player mode as well.
Interestingly, we also get information about the story, which is set in a school named Ganbure Private High School. The school is an educational institute located in a relevant academic city. It specializes in Gunpla building and Gundam simulation.
Three characters were also introduced, the heroine Yui Mikakura, and two rivals of the hero, Shougo Morita and Simon Sakaki. Incidentally, giant 1/60 Gundam enemies also make a comeback.
You can check out the first gameplay, and a few images showcasing the elements mentioned above. If you want to see more, you can also check out the first teaser trailer.
The game will be a PS4 exclusive, and it’ll come in 2018 both in Japan and in the west.