Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (video game)

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Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
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Developer(s) From Software[1]
Publisher(s) Namco Bandai[1]
Platform(s) PlayStation 3[1]
Release
  • JP: March 8, 2012
Genre(s) Action[1]
Mode(s) Single-player

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (機動戦士ガンダムUC, Kidō Senshi Gandamu UC) is an action game developed by From Software,[1][2] exclusively for the PlayStation 3.[1] The game is based on the first three episodes of the anime adaptation.[2] Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn was released in Japan on March 8, 2012 by Namco Bandai.[1][2]

Gameplay[edit]

The game features a “Sub Flight” system, where the character-in-control can climb atop a Mobile Suit to initiate its transformation into flight form.[2] The transformations occur seamlessly in real-time.[2]

Plot[edit]

Story[edit]

The game consists of several different but intertwined arcs, with each assuming the perspectives of the respective characters.[1] Completing one character's arc will unlock another character's arc.[2]

Banagher Arc
Told through the perspective of the protagonist, Banagher Links. In this arc, the player will be piloting the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam, alternating between “Unicorn Mode” and “Destroy Mode”.[3]
Frontal Arc
Told through the perspective of the antagonist, Full Frontal. In this arc, the player will be piloting Full's personal machine, the MSN-06S Sinanju.[1][3]
Marida Arc
Told through the perspective of Neo Zeon female ace pilot, Marida Cruz. In this arc, the player will be piloting Marida's NZ-666 Kshatriya.[1][3]

Characters[edit]

Banagher Links (バナージ・リンクス, Banāji Rinkusu)
Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama
Full Frontal (フル・フロンタル, Furu Furontaru)
Voiced by: Shuichi Ikeda
Marida Cruz (マリーダ・クルス, Marīda Kurusu)
Voiced by: Yuko Kaida

Development[edit]

According to Famitsu, From Software has been paying a lot of attentions to details, from the exterior appearances to the weight of the Mobile Suits, in order to make them feel as real as possible.[2] From Software is also trying bring the immersion of speed to player as much as possible.[2] Sunrise has commented that they were surprised at the impressive level of details of the Mobile Suit recreations.[2]

As of November 2011, the development process was at 70% completion.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Famitsu (November 10, 2011). "『機動戦士ガンダムUC』がプレイステーション3でゲーム化!". Famitsu. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Anoop Gantayat (November 9, 2011). "More Details on From's Gundam UC PS3 Conversion". Andriasang.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Anoop Gantayat (November 10, 2011). "First Look: Gundam UC PS3". Andriasang.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 

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