Deck Out Your Mechs In Arc System Works’ Damascus Gear: Tokyo War Begins

By Eugene . September 20, 2013 . 2:50pm

While the Nintendo 3DS gets Swords & Darkness from Arc System Works this winter, PlayStation Vita gets a separate title. Smartphone gamers have been playing Damascus Gear for awhile now—a game chock full of customizable robots, explosions and the post-apocalyptic world. Vita players will soon get their own version in Damascus Gear: Tokyo War Begins this winter.



The year is 2097, several decades after the fourth world war in 2050. As new member of secret organization Freya, players take control of customizable mechs called Gears, embarking on various missions. Those Gears will be the stars of the show—with the video above showing off the ability to even get your own paint scheme going, alongside loadouts that change the look and feel of your mech as well.


Players can customize not just what weapons they’re holding on both hands but extra armaments on their backs and possibly elsewhere. Semi top-down action with big numbers and bigger explosions, there’s also a storyline to follow, complete with rivalry against fellow rookie pilot Kotetsu.


Look out for Damascus Gear this winter on Sony’s PlayStation Vita Store.

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  • JonathanisPrimus

    Damascus Gear on phones was a card game, so this looks like a much better product.

  • Douglas Floriano

    Arc System…Gears…that sounds familiar…

    • Arcana Wiz

      yeah… so hyped for GGxrd!

    • Bigabu Beaze

      Or Gears from Xenogears.

    • Xinen

      For some reason I thought of Heavy Gear…

  • TheExile285

    Man, I am loving the portable support ASW. Bring your Vita & 3DS games to NA and I am buying them!!

  • Arcsys? Robots? On the Vita?

    10 copies.

    • Lynx

      Just 10?!

      • MrTyrant

        I want 100 copies!

        • Arcana Wiz

          ah you’re all weak, gimme Over 9000!

          • Virevolte

            So powerful ! My wallet can’t read it anymore !

  • Godmars

    Looks like the Front Mission for the 21th century.

    • Morricane

      That’s exactly what I thought after seeing the mecha designs!

  • Pockystix

    looks kind of like a robodiablo sort of game


  • Zeonsilt

    Didn’t see this coming,customization reminds me of good old Front Missions.
    Looks like a great game.

  • ARMs7777

    Wow Just how big is ASW now. They are making a bunch of games. Localize this please. This looks really good and kinda reminds me of Front Mission.

  • MrTyrant

    The battles remind a little of Baldr Sky. Very good looking.

    • Ravenholme

      That’s exactly what I was reminded of

  • Arcana Wiz

    This looks interesting, and it’s Arc sys so if localized it’s a guaranteed buy for me!

  • Lester Paredes

    Figure this’ll be as close to a new Front Mission game as I’ll be getting. I’ll take it. It looks pretty awesome.

  • michel

    Looks awesome.
    But I’m afraid we’ll have to play it in Japanese…

  • Aristides

    Well Ark! You established a US branch, let’s see some localisations, starting with this! lol

  • gk2012

    Even the character portraits remind me of that Front Mission game for the DS. o.O

  • gk2012

    Even the character portraits remind me of that Front Mission game for the DS. o.O

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