On the back of Gundam Ace, a Level-5 creation with help with Sunrise to develop the anime, another Gundam series is now heading to the Playstation 3. Gundam Unicorn will be based on the first three episodes of the anime (there are only four actually developed) and slated for a spring 2012 release. The game will be published by Namco Bandai and developed by From Software, the team behind Demon Souls and Dark Souls, so the game is actually in good hands.
In Famitsu, an interview was conducted, revealing a few bits of information for this game. The game will focus on speed and the Mobile Suits will be realistic, with a feel of weight added to the Suits. Transformations will be re-created and not hidden from the player. There will also be quite a bit of voice acting and most of the cutscenes will be CGI, with a few maybe in anime form. Characters and mechas from Banagher, Marida and Frontal will be featured.
From Software also revealed that they were approached by Namco Bandai to create the game. They have experience with Gundam games, being the developers behind Another Century’s Episode series. There will be an updated control system taken from Another Century’s Episode that will be used in the series. There will also be a “Sub Flight” system, where the pilot can climb atop of the Suit before changing into Flight Mode. The game is 70% complete.
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