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Free-to-play hero shooter Gundam Evolution gets September release date

Gundam Evolution

Bandai Namco Online have announced the Windows PC release date for their free-to-play hero shooter, Gundam Evolution.

Gundam Evolution will release on September 21st for Windows PC (via Steam), with PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series XIS versions coming on November 30th. If you missed it, you can find our preview of the closed network test here.

Alongside the release date announcement was a pair of trailers showing off several newly announced mobile suits: the Zaku II Melee Loadout (which is based on Dozle Zabi’s custom Zaku with its oversized heat hawk), the Mahiroo from ∀ Gundam, and the ever-popular Unicorn Gundam. This brings the game’s announced roster so far up to 17 mobile suits. The mission briefing trailer also showed off the new maps Wilderness Mining Facility, Guiana Highlands, Harbor City, and Security Terminal.

We also got a brief sneak peek at some of the many cosmetics players will be able to unlock to customize their mobile suits, including mobile suit skins, weapon skins, MVP splash screens, stamps, emotes, player icons, and weapon ornaments. The anemic cosmetic offering was one of my biggest concerns with the closed network test, so it’s nice to see a bunch of new stuff that wasn’t in the beta.

You can find the launch trailer and the mission briefing overview below.

You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:

“Move Beyond Your Limits!”

GUNDAM EVOLUTION is an online free-to-play FPS title in which players take control of Mobile Suits from the hit Gundam anime and challenge other players online in six-versus-six objective based battles. Featuring fast-paced action and immersive controls, players can switch between many different Mobile Suit Units to suit the ever changing battle conditions. Utilize their unique characteristics and cooperate with teammates to secure the win.

Features

  • Varied Units – You can pilot Units from across the Gundam multiverse. Each of the various Units feature different attack skills, support functions and HP levels. Select your favorite Unit that matches your play style.
  • Thrust System – Activating the Thruster Gauge kicks the action into overdrive. Use Thruster Movement to cover long distances fast and Dash for rapid bursts of acceleration. Utilizing the Thrust System, pilots can move effectively around the battlefield and use sudden surprise movements to their tactical advantage.
  • G-Maneuver – In addition to their innate abilities, Units are equipped with powerful G-Maneuver effects.These effects, which can be activated when the G-Maneuver Meter reaches 100%, vary from unit to unit.
    Push your Units to the limit as you lead your team to victory!
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