Bandai Namco released new clips of its upcoming free-to-play first-person shooter Gundam Evolution, showcasing one of its playable mobile suits.
Shared on the official Twitter account of the game, several videos show off the MSA-005 Methuss, which debuted in the Mobile Suit Z Gundam series and is one of the franchise’s first transformable mobile suits.
We get to see its main weapon, the Arm Bream Gun, in action. It’s effective at medium range, dealing sustained damage.
The Methuss also comes with an active skill named “Repair Cable,” which does what it says on the tin, repairing friendly mobile suits while letting you use weapons and skills at the same time.
Another active skill is “Twin Shot” which shoots both beam guns at the same time creating an explosion at the target, able to hit multiple enemies.
The third active skill is, of course, Transformation, letting you turn into an aircraft and hover for a while without consuming boost gauge. You can use that afterward to prolong your flight and attack enemies from above.
The fourth active skill is the “Gun Turret” which deploys a sentry gun that automatically attacks enemies.
Lastly, the G Maneuver the Methuss can use is the “Energy Cable,” which buffs your allies’ defense and offense and repairs them at the same time.
In case you have missed the original reveal and the first gameplay , Gundam Evolution 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 in 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. You can also see them in previous screenshots and a second gallery .
Every mobile suit has its own abilities and powerful skills named G-Maneuvers. Official service should begin in 2022.