Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation Duo Have Something Up Their Sleeves

By Spencer . January 21, 2014 . 2:55am

image Famitsu has a tease about an interview with Masahiko Tokushima from B.B. Studio and Ken Kuwahara from Namco Bandai games in this week’s issue. Tokushima has been involved with the Gundam series for a long time and the two last worked together on Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation.


Before Tekken Revolution and Namco Bandai’s PS3 freemium explosion, they tested the waters with Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation in Japan. Players have a limited amount of sortie energy they use to take on missions. This recovers over time or you can purchase additional sortie energy kind of like inserting a quarter to continue an arcade game. The free to play PlayStation 3 game was a massive success which is why we have titles like Soulcalibur: Lost Swords.


Could the two be working on a sequel to Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation? Namco teased a new Gundam project for PlayStation 4 too, but haven’t said anything about that either.

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  • tarbis

    ZAKU! ZAKU! ZAKU! Localization pls.

  • DanielGearSolid

    I love that damn game

    Please Namco, English patch!

  • Aristides

    I wish Gundam games made a comeback in the west ;_;

    • Godmars

      With the cocked up way the Blu-ray/DVD market has shaped up, with JP discs having less content but being more expensive, Western disc not getting JP voice tracks for fear they’ll be cheaply imported back to Japan, that’s likely not going to happen.

      And seeing how video sales influence games…

      • KnifeAndFork

        What’s the solution to that mess?

        And anyways, video sales influence games but Namco still gives us DW Gundam, localized Saint Seiya Brave Soldiers (despite the Anime being dead in the U.S. for years) and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle (despite only Arc 3 manga being localized and an old 90’s OVA but no localization of last years Anime on arcs 1 & 2).

        • Godmars

          Westerners accept the higher priced, less content model. Which means only hardcore anime fans will ever buy it.

  • WhyWai

    i condemn freemium games

  • Fox

    I really hope these guys aren’t in charge of the PS4 game. Battle Operation was terrible.

  • J_Joestar

    They should add NFC chips into their model kits and make a real life version of Gunpla Build Fighters.

  • Are there still people playing that game? I tried to play it a couple months ago and there was no one online.

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