Gundam Versus [PS4] (2v2 3D fighter) - Western Release confirmed!

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This is a huge surprise :open_mouth:


Gameplay:




Gundam Versus is a 3D 2v2 fighting game, similar to Virtua-ON. Teams share a lifebar and characters has differing amounts of life their user's team loses when they die. Better units will cost more life.

Unit List:
For reference, a teams total health bar is 1,000.
Cost 200
Marasai
Tieren Taozi
Nemo
GN-X
Zaku II (Doan Custom)
Kapool
Cost 300
Zaku II Commander Type (Char's)
Gabthley
Guncannon
Gouf
Gyan
Gundam Mk-I
Gouf Custom
Deathscythe Hell
Heavyarms Kai
Sandrock Kai
Altron
Tallgeese I
Blitz
Exia
Dynames
Kyrios
Strike
GP-01Fb Full Vernian
Throne Eins
Throne Zwei
Trone Drei
Union Flag (Graham Custom)
Delta Plus
Jesta
Barabotos (Fourth Form)
Crossbone X-2 Kai
Mack Knife (Mask Custom)
Gelgoog A Baoa Qu Battle Type
Slave Wraith
Cost 400
RX-78-2
Providence
Hyaku Shiki
ZZ
Gottrlatan
GP-02
Tallgeese II
F91
Freedom
SUMO (Gold Type)
Banshee
Full Armor Gundam (Thunderbolt Ver.)
G-Self
Crossbone X-1 Full Cloth
Crossbone X-3
Ez8
Zaku II High Mobility Type (Reuse "P" Device)
Cost 500
Zeta
The O
Quebely
Nu
Sazabi
Victory 2
Wing Zero
Turn A
Turn X
Unicorn
Sinanju
Hot Scramble
Kshatriya
Unknown Costs
Barabotos Lupus

There are also "Strikers", summoned mobile suit characters that are like KOF Strikers, now a universal thing unlike the previous game.

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  • Red Rick DiasRed Rick Dias The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! Joined: Posts: 3,327
    Someone just brought this thread to my attention, so here I am! Hey @Geese Pants , want to continue our discussion here? You were saying something about being interested in using Unicorn and Wing Zero?

    A general question: It has been a long-ass time since I built a team in a Gundam Vs. game. How does smart team-building work here? That is, what sort of Cost brackets lead to well designed teams that make good use of your available Cost points? Like, do you want a 500 (Unicorn for example) plus a 200 (Nemo for example)? Two 300s? a 500 and a 400?

  • Geese PantsGeese Pants Working on it.......... Joined: Posts: 20,664 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I really was hoping the there would be Shining Gundam..........but apparently there is no G Gundam representation in this game.
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  • Hatred EdgeHatred Edge MAD STRUGGLE Joined: Posts: 16,108
    Fucking bollocks.
    Has anyone thanked you today for not setting the whole world on fire?

    They should. I won't. I advocate setting the world on fire. But morons who actually like it, benefit from society, would do well to thank you and men like you for not visiting hell upon them.

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  • Red Rick DiasRed Rick Dias The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! Joined: Posts: 3,327
    I admit that really surprises me, and it makes me wonder if they're bizarrely holding onto it as a surprise reveal. G has been reasonably popular in Japan and well loved in the west. It makes no business sense to leave G out entirely. Seems to me like you toss in Shining, anything Master Asia piloted, plus maybe Nobel Gundam if you're feeling a bit silly, include a few fan favorites as Strikers and boom, you've sold some more copies.

    Granted, at this point I'm personally happy with the roster as it is but I'm not hard to please. The Nemo alone goes a long way to winning me over, and the only things I'd really like to see at this point are playable ReZEL Commander (it's a Striker, but unknown if also playable), Rick Dias (also a Striker, unknown playability), Schuzrum Dias (no sign of it), M1 Astray (striker so far), and its successor in the Murasame (no sign of it yet?).

    Still, I could have great fun with the Nemo, Hyaku Shiki, Gundam Mk. II, Jagd Doga, and Char's Zaku II Commander as it is; that's legitimately a fun roster to me so my realistic hope is they fill in slots that make others happier.
  • Zane HitsurugiZane Hitsurugi X-buster, ready. Joined: Posts: 860
    Gundam MK II and the Gundam ground type are confirmed, awesome. No G Gundam units yet makes me worried.
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  • Red Rick DiasRed Rick Dias The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! Joined: Posts: 3,327
    The interesting part is we got a few variants of them.

    The Gundam Ground Type also includes Shiro's Ez8 Gundam, so you have your pick of a 300 point version with a beam rifle or a 200 point version with a machine gun (and presumably other minor differences). Why the fuck Shiro's Ez8 has the beam rifle is beyond me, since he tended to favor the machine gun from what I recall.

    The Gundam Mk. II has the option to attach its Defenser pack and become Super Gundam for a while, according to the website.
  • Zane HitsurugiZane Hitsurugi X-buster, ready. Joined: Posts: 860
    The interesting part is we got a few variants of them.

    The Gundam Ground Type also includes Shiro's Ez8 Gundam, so you have your pick of a 300 point version with a beam rifle or a 200 point version with a machine gun (and presumably other minor differences). Why the fuck Shiro's Ez8 has the beam rifle is beyond me, since he tended to favor the machine gun from what I recall.

    The Gundam Mk. II has the option to attach its Defenser pack and become Super Gundam for a while, according to the website.
    It seems like they're going to be similar to their Full Boost counterparts. Its nice to see the EZ-8 and the Ground Type in different cost brackets. They were really clone-like before.
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  • mpo9mpo9 Joined: Posts: 7
    I added a unit list, tell me if i'm missing anything.
    Gundam MK II and the Gundam ground type are confirmed, awesome. No G Gundam units yet makes me worried.
    Well there's still a few units left to be confirmed iirc, so G could be in there. Even if there's no G, there's probably Gundam Build Fighters Try, with the MC's Gunpla being a melee suit based on G.
  • Zane HitsurugiZane Hitsurugi X-buster, ready. Joined: Posts: 860
    mpo9 wrote: »
    I added a unit list, tell me if i'm missing anything.
    Gundam MK II and the Gundam ground type are confirmed, awesome. No G Gundam units yet makes me worried.
    Well there's still a few units left to be confirmed iirc, so G could be in there. Even if there's no G, there's probably Gundam Build Fighters Try, with the MC's Gunpla being a melee suit based on G.
    Eugh, Build Burning and everything else related to Sekai is trash.
    Now Tryon 03 on the other hand....
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  • Red Rick DiasRed Rick Dias The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! Joined: Posts: 3,327
    edited May 8
    Hey there @mpo9 , thanks for revising the opening post. Wanted to point out a few minor typos if it's okay since it... actually influences the content a bit.

    "Gundam Mk-I" Should be Mk. II. 'Mk. I' would be, amusingly enough, the original RX-78-2 Gundam. Unless you were going for a subtle nod to Char's quote about the Mk. II and its armor early in Z Gundam, heh heh!

    ...Actually, that might be the only typo in the list. It IS sobering to realize there are only three 200 pointers so far though. I'd love to see them pad out that category with things like the M1 Astray, GM III, Jegan, and so on.

    I presume you cross-referenced your list versus the game website?

    EDIT: I just did so, and actually there are a few more errors. Cost 200 should include Char's Zaku II Commander, and Gundam Ground Type.
  • Geese PantsGeese Pants Working on it.......... Joined: Posts: 20,664 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Yeah I was not keen seeing G Gundam units
    I admit that really surprises me, and it makes me wonder if they're bizarrely holding onto it as a surprise reveal. G has been reasonably popular in Japan and well loved in the west. It makes no business sense to leave G out entirely. Seems to me like you toss in Shining, anything Master Asia piloted, plus maybe Nobel Gundam if you're feeling a bit silly, include a few fan favorites as Strikers and boom, you've sold some more copies.

    Granted, at this point I'm personally happy with the roster as it is but I'm not hard to please. The Nemo alone goes a long way to winning me over, and the only things I'd really like to see at this point are playable ReZEL Commander (it's a Striker, but unknown if also playable), Rick Dias (also a Striker, unknown playability), Schuzrum Dias (no sign of it), M1 Astray (striker so far), and its successor in the Murasame (no sign of it yet?).

    Still, I could have great fun with the Nemo, Hyaku Shiki, Gundam Mk. II, Jagd Doga, and Char's Zaku II Commander as it is; that's legitimately a fun roster to me so my realistic hope is they fill in slots that make others happier.

    I'd be okay if it G Gundam ends up being DLC...........just want to play was Shining or Master Gundam.
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  • Red Rick DiasRed Rick Dias The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! Joined: Posts: 3,327
    That's actually pretty plausible. Bandai has shown they're willing to do a mix of 'cult classic' choices alongside mainstream ones for DLC. Not that I'm saying G Gundam is 'cult' or obscure, far from it... what I'm getting at is that even in the last Gundam Vs. game they had a surprising variety of DLC choices. Zaku II High Mobility Type R-1A (Shin Matsunaga Custom) for example.

    So maybe you'll get your G Gundam machines yet.
  • Red Rick DiasRed Rick Dias The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! Joined: Posts: 3,327
    So, unsure if this is old news or not, but the website updated to list a few new units.

    Gelgoog Commander (Char Aznable Custom) at 300 points

    Gabthley at 300 points

    Zaku II (Cucuruz Doan Custom) - 200 points, noteworthy in that it appears to have few or no ranged attacks, which is true to his appearance in the original Mobile Suit Gundam if I recall.

    Gundam Mk. II Unit 3 (Titans Colors), 300 points.

    Kapool at 200 points, also confirms the Borjarnon as a Striker.

    Strike Gundam at 300 points, and the website mentions use of its Strike Packs as a special ability (this might just be limited to a special attack? Unsure).

    Providence Gundam at 400 points.

    Gundam Throne Drei at 300 points.

    Tieren Taozi at 200.

    Some weird-ass thing from G Reconquista that looks like a Zone of the Enders reject, 300 points. Something like "Magknife (Mask Custom)" or so on? Unsure of my translation, sorry.

    Gundam GP-01Fb Full Vernian at 300 points.
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    00 Raiser (GN Sword III) Mobile Suit gameplay...........
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  • Red Rick DiasRed Rick Dias The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! Joined: Posts: 3,327
    A few other details...

    Gundam Mk II Unit 3 is based on Kamille Bidan being the pilot, so it fights like he did for the first half of Z Gundam. Beam rifle is the main weapon, bazooka secondary, and it lacks the Defenser Pack to become Super Gundam.
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    edited May 17

    Some weird-ass thing from G Reconquista that looks like a Zone of the Enders reject, 300 points. Something like "Magknife (Mask Custom)" or so on? Unsure of my translation, sorry.

    I believe it is translated as the "Mac Knife"

  • Red Rick DiasRed Rick Dias The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! Joined: Posts: 3,327
    ...The Mac Knife? They took 'Mack the Knife' and dropped 'the' from it and--

    what

    no, wait, go back to the part where Reconquista is even more stupid than I originally thought it was

    as;ldjsdlkhg2lkhtkhaaf
  • Zane HitsurugiZane Hitsurugi X-buster, ready. Joined: Posts: 860
    Hi-Nu Gundam, Slave Wraith, HMT Gelgoog, Guntank, Dom, Rick Dias, Methuss, Hizack, GM Custom, ReZel, and Vigna Ghina confirmed.
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  • Red Rick DiasRed Rick Dias The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! Joined: Posts: 3,327
    edited May 18
    EDIT: Giving a source to Zane's claims. https://www.destructoid.com/gundam-versus-reveals-11-mobile-suits-new-online-mode-436445.phtml
    EDIT 1a: We have unit costs for these reveals. http://www.siliconera.com/2017/05/16/guntank-dom-rick-dias-mobile-suit-units-revealed-gundam-versus/

    EDIT 2: So, the Versus website updated with new units too! It has, IN ADDITION to what's listed above...

    Playable:
    Zeong - 400 pts, piloted by Char Aznable (UC 0079 ver.)
    Messala - 300 points, piloted by Paptimus Scirocco
    Qubeley Mk. II Ple Two ver. - 300 points, piloted by Ple Two.
    Re-GZ - 200 Points[1], piloted by Kayla Su. BWS Equipment also available.
    Berga Giros - 300 points, piloted by Zabine Chareaux (sp?).
    Corrin Kapool - 300 points[2], piloted by Corrin Nander.
    Duel Gundam with Assault Shroud - 300 points, piloted by Yzak Joule (sp?).
    G-Arcane (Full Dress) - 300 points, piloted by Aida Slogan[3].
    Gundam GP-03 Stamen - 400 points, piloted by kou uraki. See [4] below.
    GM Cannon II - 200 points, piloted by Chuck Keith. See weapons info in [5] below.

    1: I find this baffling. The Re-GZ is a relatively high-spec limited production MS and is more fitting as a 300 pointer. Nonetheless, I double-checked the website and they're confirming it's 200.
    2: Yeah, I'm confused by this one too. I wouldn't expect a variant Kapool to be 300 while the Gold SUMO from the same show is ALSO 300 points and a Silver SUMO is 200, but whatever.
    3: This is from G-Reconquista, which I have very little familiarity with, so my translations are highly suspect on the machine and pilot names.
    4: The GP-03S might, maybe have the GP-03D available as some kind of special move. One of the weapons listed for the GP-03S is a "Mega Beam Gun" (which GP-03S doesn't have), implying GP-03D is involved for this attack.
    5: GM Cannon II, for some odd reason, does not have its Vulcans as a weapon. Instead, it features flashier versions of Beam Cannon and Beam Saber for certain situations.
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  • Red Rick DiasRed Rick Dias The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! Joined: Posts: 3,327
    A double post since a few days have passed and some interesting realizations came to me.

    1: G Gundam isn't the only production completely lacking a rep so far. Gundam 0080 doesn't have one either. Both of these are unusual since the devs already have existing assets that could be used to easily bring them in. Does anyone have any insights as to why both these shows have been totally omitted for the time being?

    2: A friend pointed out that unit cost reflects the default pilot as well as the machine. This explains the Re-GZ being a 200 pointer (Kayla Su is not exactly a great pilot, which says a lot about Londo Bell's roster in UC 0093 if she's the second best they have behind Amuro himself) and Corrin's Kapool being 300, though this doesn't explain Burning's GM Custom being 200 since he's demonstrably an ace, and the same with Apolly's Rick Dias. They're both at the lower end of ace pilot, but they're not on the same level as Chuck Keith or Fa Yuiri.

    3: First Gundam has no 500 point units whatsoever. The Zeong and RX-78-2 Gundam at 400 are as high as it goes. I find this puzzling, since they're the heaviest hitters in the show. Would this hint at possible Perfect Zeong (from the MSV books) and Perfect Gundam or Gundam Magnetic Coating for the 500 pointers?

    Yeah, I'm basically calling for open speculation. It's not like we have much else to do.
  • Zane HitsurugiZane Hitsurugi X-buster, ready. Joined: Posts: 860
    A double post since a few days have passed and some interesting realizations came to me.

    1: G Gundam isn't the only production completely lacking a rep so far. Gundam 0080 doesn't have one either. Both of these are unusual since the devs already have existing assets that could be used to easily bring them in. Does anyone have any insights as to why both these shows have been totally omitted for the time being?

    2: A friend pointed out that unit cost reflects the default pilot as well as the machine. This explains the Re-GZ being a 200 pointer (Kayla Su is not exactly a great pilot, which says a lot about Londo Bell's roster in UC 0093 if she's the second best they have behind Amuro himself) and Corrin's Kapool being 300, though this doesn't explain Burning's GM Custom being 200 since he's demonstrably an ace, and the same with Apolly's Rick Dias. They're both at the lower end of ace pilot, but they're not on the same level as Chuck Keith or Fa Yuiri.

    3: First Gundam has no 500 point units whatsoever. The Zeong and RX-78-2 Gundam at 400 are as high as it goes. I find this puzzling, since they're the heaviest hitters in the show. Would this hint at possible Perfect Zeong (from the MSV books) and Perfect Gundam or Gundam Magnetic Coating for the 500 pointers?

    Yeah, I'm basically calling for open speculation. It's not like we have much else to do.
    Gundam X and Astray both seem to be omitted as well.
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  • Red Rick DiasRed Rick Dias The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! Joined: Posts: 3,327
    ...Wasn't Astray just a comic series though, nothing animated? Not that this is a sole determinor (we're seeing stuff from game-only releases and so on now, it seems), but it appears to help.

    What I'm curious about is what the Rick Dias' weapon list will look like. Every single damn game seems to do something stupid as hell with it.

    Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam arranged it so you could either equip swappable single beam pistols OR the bazooka (and if you had the bazooka, the beam pistols could only fire straight behind you).

    SD Gundam Online split them into two units, one equipped with twin beam pistols in the hands and... birdlime. Fucking birdlime. That web stuff they shot to seal up holes in colonies and non-lethally bind enemy support personnel, which does fuck-all damage to ANYTHING. The other version had the bazooka and... birdlime! Again!

    G Generation basically did fucking weird stuff to the entire Dias chassis line, such as taking away the Schuzrum Dias' bazooka in order to have the Beam Cannons. This seems to ignore the entire point of the unit's design.

    And recent SRW games get even weirder, making Rick Dias use the beam pistol as an area-attack weapon (which makes no sense).

    I'm hoping Gundam Versus finally gets the chassis right, but decades of precedent tells me they're gonna find something else to fuck up.
  • Zane HitsurugiZane Hitsurugi X-buster, ready. Joined: Posts: 860
    ...Wasn't Astray just a comic series though, nothing animated? Not that this is a sole determinor (we're seeing stuff from game-only releases and so on now, it seems), but it appears to help.

    What I'm curious about is what the Rick Dias' weapon list will look like. Every single damn game seems to do something stupid as hell with it.

    Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam arranged it so you could either equip swappable single beam pistols OR the bazooka (and if you had the bazooka, the beam pistols could only fire straight behind you).

    SD Gundam Online split them into two units, one equipped with twin beam pistols in the hands and... birdlime. Fucking birdlime. That web stuff they shot to seal up holes in colonies and non-lethally bind enemy support personnel, which does fuck-all damage to ANYTHING. The other version had the bazooka and... birdlime! Again!

    G Generation basically did fucking weird stuff to the entire Dias chassis line, such as taking away the Schuzrum Dias' bazooka in order to have the Beam Cannons. This seems to ignore the entire point of the unit's design.

    And recent SRW games get even weirder, making Rick Dias use the beam pistol as an area-attack weapon (which makes no sense).

    I'm hoping Gundam Versus finally gets the chassis right, but decades of precedent tells me they're gonna find something else to fuck up.
    Yes, Astray is just a comic series, but it seems to usually get a lot of love in these crossover games, just like Crossbone. Now that I take another look at the roster, even Seed Destiny has been omitted, even though its popular with a lot of these new-age Gundam fans.
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  • Red Rick DiasRed Rick Dias The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! Joined: Posts: 3,327
    I imagine that'll be DLC.
  • Red Rick DiasRed Rick Dias The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! Joined: Posts: 3,327
    Bumping because I have news. Source is a GameFAQs post citing 'Gundam Matsuri', but given the information is entirely reasonable and will be shown as true or not within one day... I don't think this is some troll with a fake leak. If it is proven fake, remind me and I'll edit this post to clear out the nonsense.

    Their information is as follows:

    - the remaining units will be added to the official site tomorrow
    - rank match mode will be a free update at the end of July
    - the 1st pay DLC unit is Barbatos Lupus, also at end of July
    - Barbatos Lupus is free on release day for G Sound version
    - open demos will begin from June 1st to July 1st
    - every Thursday and Saturday night the demo will be open from 9pm to 10 pm
    - every demo will have 20 playable units, with the total throughout the month being 51 units

    My responses:

    Note the demo is likely Japan-specific. It isn't clear whether we're getting it in America or not, but I would be surprised if we do.

    We do not get the G Sound edition, so if the DLC listing is true then Barbatos Lupus will be a pay-at-the-time unit for us rather than coming as a G Sound inclusion (I won't call it a bonus since you pay more for G Sound).

    Everything else, aside from the baffling 1 hour demo limit, is... perfectly plausible, so I have no reason to doubt the information. I'll post here when/if I notice the website updating with the final unit batch. If the roster is indeed final aside from DLC at this point, I figure we did okay. I imagine they're holding on to things like Shin's and Johnny's Zaku II High Mobility Types as DLC, same deal with chassis variants like the ReZEL Commander (which could make a decent 300 pointer and is so easy to incorporate that I have to imagine they're already planning it).

    This would also suggest that G Gundam will be paid DLC. I'm curious how that will work out. The alternative is G Gundam isn't in the game at all, and I'm having trouble imagining that being the case. It's possible, but it's bizarre.

  • Geese PantsGeese Pants Working on it.......... Joined: Posts: 20,664 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    If G Gundam units won't be in the game..........then I'll just go with Deathscyte from Gundam Wing.



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  • Red Rick DiasRed Rick Dias The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! Joined: Posts: 3,327
    edited May 24
    The 'leak' was true. The final MS list has been posted at http://g-versus.ggame.jp/ms_stage/ms/

    For those of you who don't read Japanese, I'll translate some interesting tidbits (some units were implemented in very unusual ways).

    MS-09 Dom: Has all three Black Tri-Stars pilots as unlockables. Interestingly, this unit has lost Beam Diffusion Cannon in favor of a Zaku Machine Gun. In other words, it has bazooka, machine gun, and heat saber but no beam-spray. It also has the option to call in other Doms to help attack, and accordingly its special is the famous Jet Stream Attack.

    RGZ-95 ReZEL: Has all of its weapons from Gundam Unicorn, but additionally has a Mega Beam Launcher. This is bizarre, as the Mega Beam Launcher requires a special mounting point only present on the ReZEL Commander or any ReZEL equipping a Defenser Unit. Could mean the ReZEL gains a Defenser pack during any MBL attacks, or could mean it gains Commander wings during it, or it could just mean Bandai decided to do something 'incorrect' in the name of giving it a cool attack. In any case, this means they've already done all the visual/art work necessary to make a playable ReZEL Commander; I would expect it to show up as Paid DLC at some point. Amusingly, it has all three of the Londo Bell Tri-Stars as unlockable pilots.

    RGM-79N GM Custom: Has most of its weapons from the TV show, but removes the 60mm Vulcans and replaces them with Melee Counter. I am absolutely certain of that translation (it is definitely "Melee Counter"), but what I'm describing now is a guess: It sounds like a SNK style Counter where you go into a stance and if you're hit by a melee attack during the stance, you do an automatic counter-attack. This is a very interesting thing for a 200 pointer to have!

    Hi-Nu Gundam: Is equipped with a Beam Rifle, Beam Saber, New Hyper Bazooka (I'm pretty sure it's New, not Nu, as they write the word differently here), and Fin Funnels. Its special attacks are the "Hyper Mega Bazooka Launcher" and "Psychoframe Resonance". The Funnels have two operating modes, but I can't tell what they are. It might be 'attack' and 'Project I-Field', but that's merely a guess on my part.

    RMS-099 Rick Dias: To my tremendous surprise, it looks like they got almost everything right on this! It uses a Clay Bazooka, Beam Saber, Vulcan Phalanx, and Beam Pistol. Additionally, its special melee attack is Birdlime Launcher (see notes below) and its other special is a beam saber auto-combo. The only error I see is the beam saber is the wrong color; it's supposed to be yellow, not green.

    Note: Birdlime... I am not sure what they're thinking, here. The Rick Dias has birdlime launchers in the TV series, but they're never shown to do damage to anything. Even unarmed people not in a giant robot are unhurt by these things, they're just meant to plug holes in colony walls. My guess is this is some kind of stun weapon meant to slow or disorient the opponent in this game, since birdlime in Gundam is depicted as strands/blobs of sticky webbing.

    High Mobility Type Gelgoog: Has all its correct weapons, with its movelist using the beam rifle, beam naginata, and rocket launcher (I think they meant to say 'grenade launcher', it's the underslung weapon on the beam rifle) in various ways. Unusually, it has a Psycommu System Zaku as a Striker.

    Slave Wraith: Appears to be, for all practical purposes, a variant of the Ground/Land Warfare Gundam. Uses a beam rifle, beam saber, 100mm machine gun, and missile launcher. 300 points. Sounds very well-rounded.

    Vigna Ghina: Fairly simple. Uses a beam rifle, beam saber, beam launcher, and can fire both the rifle and launcher together for some attacks.
    This has to be a case where the pilot drags the machine down, because it's 200 points despite being a fairly high performance machine in its source material.

    Methuss: ...This is interesting, because my partial translations suggest the unit has unique abilities. Here's what I've figured out.
    The weapons are no surprise; arm beam guns and beam saber are all it can do here. What I don't get is that one of its special attacks implies that it is assisting something; the closest I get is 'assisting/supporting/reinforcing action', but I suspect I'm missing something. As a guess, I'll note the Methuss has the ability to Repair allies in Super Robot Wars games; maybe they're giving it Repair options here too? The picture on the website has it standing in some weird blue light field, an ability it never had in the show, so... something is up here but I'm not certain what.

    RMS-106 Hizack: Is the early production version, which influences its weapon loadout. This has Zaku Machine Gun, Heat Hawk (not a beam saber, I double-checked), beam rifle, and missile pods. Interestingly, its special attack is the Mega Launcher from the Hizack Custom; this suggests we might get the Hizack Custom as DLC, since they would have done most of the work already to implement it.

    Guntank: Surprisingly detailed! It has the missile pods and twin cannons as you'd expect, but it also has several unique attacks. It can go into a 'bombardment mode', which I recognize from the old-school Gundam games. If it's the same mechanic as back then, this will halt the Guntank's movement, but let you manually aim the cannons rather than rely on the game's auto-targeting. Also, the Core Fighter is part of its attack list!
    Also has a crap-load of unlockables attached to it; Kai Shiden, Ryu Jose, and Amuro are its unlockable pilots. Frau is the unlockable navigator.

    Gundam Barbatos Lupus: I know literally nothing about this unit, haven't seen the show it's from, and the website doesn't help. No cost, no weaepon list, nothing. All I have is that the pilot is... Orgus something-or-other The Third. And that's a best guess translation.

    Anyway, that's all I've got. This unfortunately means that Gundam 0080 and G Gundam have been left out in the cold; I would expect them to be DLC later on, as their omission makes no sense otherwise.
  • mpo9mpo9 Joined: Posts: 7
    edited May 27
    'ello

    I guess it's time to update the OP
    All I have is that the pilot is... Orgus something-or-other The Third. And that's a best guess translation.

    It's just the MC.

  • Red Rick DiasRed Rick Dias The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! Joined: Posts: 3,327
    Hell, that's more than I knew; it's not like I've seen the show he's from.

    So, here's what I wonder about: How effective will 200 pointers be this time around? Most of the match vids I've seen of previous games focus on the equivalent of the 400 and 500 pointers, to the near exclusion of everything else.

    Will we see teams that make good use of Char's Zaku, Nemo, Rick Dias, etc. this time around? If not, what's holding them back in these games?
  • Geese PantsGeese Pants Working on it.......... Joined: Posts: 20,664 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG


    New trailer showing off its 90+ Mobile suit roster.............
    The Prince of Masturbation.........

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  • atiradoratirador Fire and Ice Joined: Posts: 1,551
    There is some single player content, right?

    I don't really like online multiplayer, so I'm just picking this is up if there's a lot of things to do offline

    Right now I'm enjoying Gundam Breaker 3 (english version from Singapore)
  • Red Rick DiasRed Rick Dias The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! Joined: Posts: 3,327
    Atirador: There should be some kind of 'arcade mode' that amounts to a basic single player campaign. Extremely basic. It's basically the idea of playing the normal online game against AI instead.

    There might also be boss battles, unsure how that's working.

    I'm tremendously amused the Rick Dias' super attack in this game is something it did in just one episode. In Episode 13 of Z Gundam, Roberto rips off the random binder ("fuel tank") of his Rick Dias and throws it at an enemy Hizack. The enemy inadvertently catches it... Roberto shoots it with a beam pistol. Explosion ensues.

    That is REALLY obscure, but I'm pleased they put it in!
  • Red Rick DiasRed Rick Dias The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! Joined: Posts: 3,327
    edited June 12
    So, I've been watching some match vids from the online demo and have some thoughts to share:

    I'm impressed by the effort they're putting in to make 200 pointers viable this time around. The Nemo's weapon list seems purely bland at first, until you realize it can summon a Dodai SFS to fly around the map on. It can't stay on the Dodai forever, but while the Dodai IS around suddenly your undergunned 200 pointer is... still undergunned, but exhibiting mobility on par with far more expensive units. Example below:




    The Marasai has shown itself to have surprisingly good beam rifle attacks for its cost as well, though this seems to come at the cost of not being good at much else. ...On the other hand, since 'good beam rifle attacks' are such an important part of the game, this seems to leave it in a really good position.

    Nu Gundam retains its Fin Funnel I-Field Barrier, which gives it significant resistance to beam rifles for a short time. I have a hunch this will make it a pretty popular unit in play.
  • Geese PantsGeese Pants Working on it.......... Joined: Posts: 20,664 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG


    Mobile Suit Gundam Barbatos Lupus and pilot Mikazuki Augus confirmed for DLC.
    I never had a chance to watch Iron Blood Orphans..........still I hope it comes to the West.
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