Arc System Works has announced that they plan on bringing Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo to the PlayStation Vita in North and South America. The title will be released digitally on March 24th for $14.99 and they are planning a European release sometime in the future.
This action RPG was originally released in Japan back in December 2013 and has players pilot a GEAR robot tasked with destroying RAGE robots while also upgrading their own mech with equipment obtained from enemies. The announcement trailer as well as a full story synopsis of Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo can be found below.
In the year 2042, the genius scientist Dr. Yui Rich Atsuga unveiled her greatest invention. After that, the world was never the same. [GEAR System] This was the name given to the groundbreaking power system that allowed vehicles to surpass all prior speed and mobility limitations. Scientists around the world scrambled to utilize the highly advanced technology for themselves. With the new system, they built pilotable humanoid robots. These bipedal walking robots, once a distant dream, could outspeed ordinary vehicles. They possessed greater agility than humans, thanks to balancers utilizing the system, and a race to build the best units had begun. These robots were known as [GEAR], derived from the name of the system that unlocked their potential.
However, Dr. Atsuga’s invention would ultimately lead to humanity’s extinction. The year is now 2097. The [GEAR] turn on their human masters. Within two weeks, 80% of the world’s population is annihilated. The remnants of humanity have been forced to live underground. In order to fight these rogue machines, mankind turns once again to the [GEAR System]. The fate of humanity rests on the upcoming war to recapture the surface. Can the technology that destroyed their civilization be the very thing that gives it a second chance?