Gundam Development is a new first-person shooter in the world by Mobile Suit Gundam. Two teams of six players line up in arenas where they fight to capture points using special abilities – and the occasional ultimate ability – such as famous mobile suits. And yes, after watching the debut trailer Gundam Evolution, this really looks like Overwatch.
It’s not just the game structure; Gundam Evolution follows the hero hero formula for sure. It’s also the interface, which is almost identical to Blizzard’s user interface for Overwatch (and Overwatch 2). It̵
Gundam Evolution will have three game modes, according to the official website: Point Capture, where teams fight for control of spots on the map; Dominance, where the teams fight to capture one of three randomly available points; and Destruction, where one team is tasked with destroying an object while the other tries to protect it. So far there is no payload delivery mode … maybe a smart admission that no one will ever be on the payload.
Publisher Bandai Namco says Gundam Evolution will be free to play when released on Windows PC. A Japanese release has been confirmed, but there is no word on a western location yet.
It’s a big week for Gundam games. Bandai Namco announced it on Wednesday Super Robot Wars 30, the role-playing game series mecha anime mashup, is on its way to the West, featuring giant mechs and robots from Mobile Suit Gundam, Mazinger, Getter Robo, SSSS.Gridman and other series.