Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Pulls A Pokémon, Comes Out With Two Versions

By Spencer . May 14, 2012 . 12:00pm

gundamageLevel-5 is using the Pokémon strategy for Mobile Suit Gundam AGE. CoroCoro Comic reports the PSP role playing game will launch on August 9 with two versions – Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Universe Accel and Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Cosmic Drive. Level-5 also split the popular Inazuma Eleven games into two versions.

 

The difference between the Mobile Suit Gundam AGE releases is which Mobile Suits appear during cross play missions. In cross play, players will get Gundam from 00 Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and the original Gundam as guests.

 

The magazine also showed a few original G-Ware parts like Starks, Zantetsu, and the winged Fenix.


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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu ♠

    Man, it’s been a long time since anyone pulled a Pokemon in their games.

    • http://twitter.com/ifarah12 Gren

       Not really.

    • LynxAmali

       Uh…

      The Digimon DS games, Dawn and Dusk. Super Xros Wars Red and Blue did it too. Inazuma Eleven, Megaman StarForce, Megaman Battle Network (Starting with 3), Inazuma Eleven all come to mind.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu ♠

        Besides Xros, all those games were still released a long time ago.

        • D H

          Mega Man Star Force was 2008/2009, Inazuma Eleven 3 (with 3 versions even) was 2010, Digimon Super Xros Wars was 2011… that’s really not that long ago…

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Omar-B/512048203 Omar B

        Based on all those examples, pokemon was still before all of them.

    • OverlordZetta

      … Not really? In fact I was about to comment saying it’s redundant even calling it a “Pokemon” after so many other series and franchises have done it.

      • icecoffemix

        It’s still the most iconic and profound example of this practice, no matter how many other series adopt it. Can’t see how it is redundant.

  • creid8

    I thought AGE was super unpopular? I guess somebody’s buying ‘em.

    • SlashZaku

      I initially gave it a pass but around Ep 18, I decided to give it a watch and am really enjoying it.

    • LynxAmali

      I wouldn’t consider it unpopular. They just got the wrong target audience and set the bar too high. And people are judging it via the character designs most likely.

      It’s actually pretty decent. Well, with the exception of Fardian. It seems to be going a “KILL! KILL! KILL” route with Flit instead of 00′s “UNDERSTANDING!” route.

      The video game was the original plan but someone at SUNRISE read the idea and basically went, “Hey! Let’s make an anime out of this!”

    • Herok ♞

       Wouldn’t say that I can’t think of anything negative to say about the anime since this is the first time I have seen something like this.

    • boundries_san

      Not really lol. Gundam Age is not meant to attract old gundam fans(Well i kinda like the show here but it did lack some of Gundame’esque feeling there.)

      But more to attract younger kids into this show so i can guess they are quite succesful especially with children playing the gunpla arcade game where u need to buy GUndam Age series gunpla to play them.

      • icecoffemix

        No it’s not.

        http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=426833

        I’m (not) surprised many here said it’s not not popular based on their feeling or preference though.

        • boundries_san

          Well i AM an old gundam fans and i love this shows but what i meant here is that the art and show is not as adult especially on ideals of each country here or at least it is not as complex as GUndam UC era(Where the real meaning of Newtype is changing through generation.)

    • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

      Wait not popular? where did you hear that from?

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Hopefully they will incorpate AGE gen gundam into the other games.

    And like others, Im enjoying Age. Asemu > Flit > Kio. Desil > Zehearto.

    • boundries_san

      I thought Zehearto is better than Desil here lol.

      • Zenkaider

        He is more of a sympathetic villain / a pure hearted antagonist while Desire is just the pure evil,smug faced,deranged evil plotter that is just evil for the sake of being evil…so,in terms of villains,he is better because nobody can sympathise with him.

        Thougj,F* YEAH ASEMU!

        • boundries_san

          Well the problem with Desil here….. he is pathetic lol. He is unable to defeat Flit who is only staying on Diva here.

          At least Full Frontal here can still raep the Nahel Argama till all their Ciws is down and taking down at least 3 special force MS there.(Not to mention one of the is Riddhe leader.) and damaging Riddhe MS there.(Not to mention he is just a Char’s “clone” here.)

  • Dylan Anantha

    One thing I love about AGE is that it has even more homages to old-school Gundam that even SEED has. Lets now forget season 3 is ZZ+Victory+Crossbone.

    • boundries_san

      I am still waiting for Kio shota route with the senpai girl here lol Which….. is homage to Katejina here. Hope that this Age version of Katejina can go more crazy than her lol.

      • Dylan Anantha

        I agree, needs more straight shota.

  • http://iron2000.blogspot.com/ iron2000

    Pokemon indeed :P

    I suppose the cross play missions will have the Generation Break feel of G-Gen games.
    Perhaps theres some original story for the ‘Cross Play Mission’ mode(?)?
    Or is Cross Play triggered like a Generation Break?

    If you can use parts from other series then it will be another Gundam True Odyssey :P

  • http://iron2000.blogspot.com/ iron2000

    Ok, here are some scans I found from:
    http://marunao2.blog120.fc2.com/blog-entry-11806.html 

    • boundries_san

      Umm… is that what i see there lol. RX-78 and Strike GUndam???

  • http://zysets.tumblr.com/ NaruKami

    I want AGE and Battle Destiny to get localized, we need more gundam games! I don’t really like dynasty warriors gundam…

  • http://iron2000.blogspot.com/ iron2000

    Slow to realize but this game looks like a re-skinned Little Battlers with space fights?

  • Asuna Ilano

    wow guests from different gundam series? gundam wing plz ^^

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