Today Bandai Namco had an interesting announcement to make for fans of the popular Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, Gundam Evolution.
The game is a free-to-play first-person shooter for PC (Windows 10 is required) that will let you choose a mecha from the franchise and wreak havoc on 6 vs. 6 battles.
There are three modes, point capture, domination, and destruction, and voice chat is supported.
The mecha announced so far are the RX-78-2 Gundam, the RX-80PR Pale Rider, the MS-06 ZAKUⅡ, the ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos, the MSN-04 Sazabi, the MSA-005 Methuss, the RGM-79SP GM Sniper II, the NRX-044 Asshimar, the ZGMF-XX09T Dom Trooper, the WD-M01 ∀ Gundam, the RX-75 Guntank, and the RGM-79 GM.
As you can see, they’re a mix of mobile suits from the Universal Century timeline and from the spinoffs, all bunched together on the same battlefield.
Every mobile suit has its own abilities and powerful skills named G-Maneuvers. If you tell me this feels a lot like Valorant with Gundams (and slightly larger teams), I wouldn’t blame you.
A closed beta will be hosted for Japan only on August 8 and August 9 and applications are available here. official service should begin in 2022.
You can check out a trailer below.
Interestingly, Bandai Namco seems to be aiming high in terms of visuals for Gundam Evolution, as the hardware specs are relatively demanding for this kind of game. You can find them below.
|Required operating environment||Recommended operating environment|
|OS||Windows 10 (64-bit Japanese version)|
|CPU||Intel® Core ™ i5-3570 3.40GHz||Intel® Core ™ i7-4790 3.60GHz|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 (2GB)||NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660Ti (6GB)|
|HDD / SSD Free Space||100GB|
|Internet Connection||Broadband internet connection|
|Browser Environment||Microsoft Edge latest version / Google Chrome latest version / Mozilla Firefox latest version|
* Each operating environment is information only as a guide. Operation is not guaranteed by satisfying the environmental conditions.