In the game’s upcoming third season, Bandai Namco will add a new playable Gundam unit to Gundam Evolution. Hyperion Gundam will join the roster as part of the content rollout for Gundam Evolution Season 3, titled “Defencer.” Season 3 will also include balance adjustments and kick off the “Hyper Update” period. This is a three-month sprint which will see the addition of more new playable units, events, and promotions.
Check out a preview of Hyperion Gundam in Gundam Evolution Season 3.
The trailer shows off the unit demonstrating its formidable defensive abilities. Hyperion Gundam uses a rapid-fire beam submachine gun to output damage at close range. Its “Forfanterie” shoulder beam cannons can fire a powerful beam that pierces enemies.
Hyperion Gundam in Gundam Evolution brings its unique “Armure Lumiere” lightwave barriers to the team dynamic, as well. The back-mounted shield generator deploys a one-way barrier that blocks enemy fire from all directions briefly, and moves with the unit. Its G-Maneuver ultimate attack causes the Hyperion to charge forward, pinning enemies on its lightwave shield, which has been reshaped into a pair of battering rams.
Outside of Gundam Evolution, the Hyperion Gundam was first seen in the Gundam SEED spinoff manga Mobile Suit Gundam SEED X Astray. The CAT1-X1/3 Hyperion Gundam was developed by the Eurasian Federation, part of Gundam SEED‘s Earth Alliance faction. The Eurasian Federation created it as part of an attempt to challenge the Atlantic Federation’s monopoly on mobile suit development. Based on the lightwave barrier technology seen defending the Earth Alliance asteroid base Artemis, the Hyperion was piloted by Canard Pars. He was an escaped Coordinator refugee with a dark connection to SEED protagonist Kira Yamato.
The Hyperion Gundam joins Gundam Evolution when Season 3 Defencer debuts on February 1, 2023. The game is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. Season 2, “Mobius”, launched the game on consoles and added the Nu Gundam from Char’s Counterattack to the roster.