New Gundam Breaker deploys for PS4 and PC on 22 June
New Gundam Breaker releases on 22 June for PlayStation 4 and PC, announced Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia. The game is part mecha combat and part Gunpla building, utilizing salvage from enemy suits.
The series is a third-person brawler notable for its incorporation of the Gunpla (Gundam plastic model) hobby. As mentioned, it’s the whole building-up aspect of it, cannibalizing parts from your foes to upgrade or build new suits. They’re promising more models this time around but haven’t named any just yet.
The “New” prefix stems from multiple reasons, least of which is the fact that it’s built on Unreal Engine 4, thus allowing developers Crafts & Meister to release the game for PC – making this the first widely accessible Gundam game on the platform. Mobile Suit Gundam Online is, tragically, IP-locked to Japan while SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online has basically fallen off the radar.
More than that are the slew of gameplay changes they’re bringing to the series, such as real-time customization during combat, adding skills to individual parts, and most significantly, introducing 3v3 battles.
As usual, fans in Southeast Asia will get New Gundam Breaker in Japanese with English subtitles.