[Japan] PS3 is getting a free-to-play Gundam game
Namco Bandai wants to get on the free-to-play bandwagon with the likes of CCP and Guerrilla by bringing their own free-to-play game to PS3 this summer. That’s right, Famitsu has revealed Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation as a free-to-play title coming to PSN at the end of June this year and if you can’t wait that long, then register for the closed beta coming at the end of this month (the site is currently inactive. I don’t know why…). Gundam Memories developers B. B. Studio are currently at the helm of this game.
Famitsu also reveals that Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation will feature 6 on 6 battles TDM style. Details regarding the UI point to the game having radar (NEWS!), multiple weapons, and text chat (yuck!). It is not clear how Namco Bandai intends on recouping the cost of development or maintaining the game and we are not aware of it coming to any other region than Japan right now. Still, PS3 might be the best deal yet if they keep putting out free-to-play games. Just think if these three games came pre-loaded on every future PS3. That would be a pretty nice bullet point on a box, right?
Well, at least SDGO is now in English.. I guess.
If they where to come to the US PSN, I might give it a shoot.
GUNNNNNDAAAAAM I'm too broke to import Extreme Vs, really really hoping this comes to the US PSN.
OR... We can just keep playing SDGO.
*gasp* gundamu! :O
uh huh... =P
You talkin' bout Gundam Battle Assault 2? I love that game. Back in the day I used to be really, REALLY good at it haha. Ever since hd remakes/remasters became popular w/ console games I've been hoping to see G: BA 2 get the hd remake treatment. Never gonna happen but I can dream ^_^
Just make a Japanese account if you want to play it.
Same here, only problem is getting the Japanese SEN cards.
............yeah, well I'm sure I'm still older in spirit (only ONE year younger than you). I stand by my lawn nagging.
I'm 27 >:3
God I hope this comes to North America. Free Realms was stupid but I probably put about $45 into DCUO and don't feel ripped off at all. Free to play on consoles is great.
The last Gundam game I remember playing was that 2D fighter on the PSone....You're probably still a youngster compared to me. Now GTFO my lawn.
thank god I made a Japan account
Man... I'm so behind the times. The last game like this I had was Gundam vs Gundam Next Plus. ._. I feel old.