The destined battle from both Mobile Suit Gundam and Char’s Counterattack continues in a new Gundam Evolution 3D Billboard advertisement. Bandai Namco debuted a new presentation for the Cross Shinjuku Vision 3D billboard to promote the game. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
Check out a video of the ad in action below.
The ad features the RX-93 ν Gundam (“Nu” Gundam) fighting against the MSN-04 Sazabi, both as seen in Gundam Evolution. As in Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack, the two mobile suits duel using their characteristic “Funnel” remote weapons. The ad features voice-acting from Toru Furuya, the actor who plays protagonist Amuro Ray. Amuro says that “Gundam Evolution isn’t just for PCs!” This is a pun on a line from Char’s Counterattack where he says that “The ν Gundam isn’t just a showpiece,” and also references the recent launch of the console versions of Gundam Evolution. A 3D billboard like the Cross Shinjuku Vision uses specially arranged LED screens to play custom videos. The videos use the screens’ seamlessness to project the illusion of 3D space, so objects can “pop out”. The effect was used to promote Pokemon Scarlet and Violet ahead of launch.
The ν Gundam was added to the game’s roster with the debut of its ongoing second season. The Sazabi was part of the launch roster. In-game, the ν Gundam and Sazabi play differently. The Sazabi moves slowly and has a durable shield, while the ν Gundam can use its Fin Funnels to deal damage to targets at medium range.
Gundam Evolution is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.