Leading video game developer BANDAI NAMCO Online and publisher Bandai Namco Europe has announced that Gundam Evolution will release this year in Europe, North America, and Japan on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. However, the title will also simultaneously release on PC by Bandai Namco Online. In these same regions as well as across other parts of Asia. The franchise’s first-ever free-to-play hero shooter, Gundam Evolution will offer a 6v6 competitive team-play dynamic. Along with playable mobile suits from across the Gundam multiverse.
What is Gundam Evolution?
Gundam Evolution is a free-to-play team-based first-person shooter featuring 6v6 PvP combat. The game will offer three objective-based game modes: Point Capture, Domination, and Destruction. The title presents a unique set of challenges that will require teams to craft and execute formidable offensive/defensive strategies.
Each playable unit in Gundam Evolution possesses its own unique combination of offensive, defensive, and/or supportive skills. Each is capable of swinging the tides of battle. The starting roster of playable characters will feature 12 units. These include the classic RX-78-2 Gundam and the iconic ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos.
Additional mobile suits and customizable items can be unlocked in two ways:
- Capital Points (CP), which can be accumulated in-game through gameplay,
- EVO Coins, which will be available for real-world purchase.
How to sign up for the Network Test
Closed Network Tests for Gundam Evolution will take place on the PC platform from April 7th – 12th. This is available in the US and Japan only. Also for console platforms in the future to test the game’s online servers. Fans eager to suit up and hit the battlefield can register for the PC Network Test. They can do this by visiting either the Gundam Evolution Steam store page. On the other hand, they can also go to the official Closed Network Test website until March 28th. Just click on the “Request Access” under Playtest to apply.
Bandai Namco has its say
“Rooted in the values of hope, peace, unity, and victory. The essence of the Gundam brand is captured in full by Gundam Evolution. We cannot wait for franchise veterans. Those of all ages–whose Gundam fandom may have sparked at different points in the franchise’s 40-year history. In other words, newcomers, veterans alike can unite on the Gundam Evolution battlefield. They can duke it out in their favorite mobile suits from across the Gundam Series and beyond!”
said Kazuya Maruyama, the Executive Producer at BANDAI NAMCO Online.
“Gundam Evolution strives to balance approachability and mastery. Making it the perfect shooter for players of all skill levels to enjoy solo or with a group of friends. With a variety of powerful mobile suits at their disposal. We hope players around the world will latch onto the thrill of epic mecha combat. Which will cause them to fall in love with Gundam Evolution!”
said Ryota Hogaki, Gameplay Director at BANDAI NAMCO Online.
Players who purchase season passes unlock more cosmetic accessories as they progress. This includes mobile suit skins, weapon skins, and weapon charms.
Gundam Evolution will be officially launched in Europe on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Steam.