Let’s Take A Look At The Heroes’ Vs. Battle System

By Sato . December 5, 2012 . 2:10pm


Spike Chunsoft’s Gundam x Kamen Rider x Ultraman crossover will offer plenty of characters, but how does Kamen Rider Den-O fight Reborns Gundam?


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The main battles in Heroes’ Vs. have several fundamental actions such as basic attacks, combos, guided attacks, and healing. All the attacks will have short and long-ranged variations. The SP or Spirit Points can be built up to perform SP Crush attacks, finishing attacks, or can also be used to steal the enemy’s SP. When enough SP is built up, a player can enter “Finish Mode”. In Finish Mode, players can perform a 1-hit kill and instantly end the fight.


In story mode, players will collect cards used to create support decks to their liking. Cards have various uses and abilities such as power ups, healing, hindering enemy movement, and special attacks. There are over 400 cards which will also include common and rare cards. Heroes’ Vs.’ 18 fighters will have their exclusive franchise battle traits, which will define their advantages and the way they’re played.


Guard Cancel


Kamen Rider

Characters from the Kamen Rider universe will focus on high speed and combos. They fill up their SP by performing combos, which can also include SP Crush attacks.


Additionally, the Kamen Rider exclusive “Belt Force Mode”, which makes their next jump attack do extra damage. Once the jump attack is used, they go back to their normal state, but the Belt Force Mode can be used as many times possible during a fight.


Belt Force



Ultraman characters can cancel enemy guards, while giving themselves an extra strong defense to top it off. Their play style will depend heavily on defense and timing counter attacks. Their SP is filled by hitting the enemy, guarding attacks and taking hits.


The Ultraman exclusive “Revive Burst” is a mode that can be a last minute game changer. It can be activated when their HP is 2 or lower, and 80% or more SP. When active, the Ultraman’s attack and defense will have a significant 15 second boost. It can only be used once per fight.


Revive Burst



Last but not least, the Gundam characters will have a nice mobility advantage. They can perform long-ranged attacks during a boost and will be the only set of characters with the ability to do double-jumps and air-dashes. They start out the fight with a full SP bar, and it gradually fills up on its own. They may have the early game advantage, but if you waste it all too early, it may be disadvantageous when you need it later.


The Gundam’s exclusive mode is the “Awakening” and it can only be used once per fight, for 15 seconds during Finish Mode. When a Gundam is in Awakening status, they can significantly drop their opponent’s SP, leaving them open to an easy 1-hit kill.


Awakening Gundam

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  • Budgiecat

    Ultraseven is the best

  • puchinri

    Den-O fighting a gundam I can see, since the train is capable of ridiculous stuff. But in general, KR vs Gundam doesn’t make sense to me (the Ultraman part does on every end though).

    It would have made more sense to switch KR with Super Sentai (or include them in general).

    • Kibbitz

      It’s probably more about running off the existing brand Compatiheroes thing they’ve been running on since the old SuFami days or earlier.

      • puchinri

        I guess if it’s continuing something from an old brand, it makes a bit of sense, but some of my. . . “suspension of disbelief” is a little jarred? >u<

        • Kibbitz

          Well, can’t help what you feel =P As it is, they’re all typically same-sized IIRC, since they are living Gundams like in Sengokuden, as in Gundams from the Gundam Planet, not pilots in Gundams. If you can buy that, you should be able to buy anything. I mean look at them, they have eyeballs and pupils and stuff!

          Now, if you were playing Hero Senki or Gaia Savers, then that becomes more of a problem…

          • puchinri

            Oh, yeah, that makes way more sense, lol. I totally thought that we were talking about the mechs that get piloted, hah.

    • YourAshyAss_Elbows

      Its been done before. I’ve taken the liberty of ordering The Great Battle series for Supere Famicom about 6 years ago(It was indeed expensive). At the time, the brand Banpresto was what had Gundam and Kamen Rider in collaborative action games. You should check them out

      • puchinri

        I’m not shocked really if it isn’t the first time, I just can’t see them fighting against each other. x’D

  • Yuriangels

    Looks like fun with all these heroes fighting each other!

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