Sunrise and Bandai officially published an English trailer for Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Eclipse, the newest title in the Gundam SEED series. It will be available in a manga format and serialized simultaneously worldwide from July 2021.
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Eclipse will take place in Cosmic Era 72, the blank year between the original Gundam SEED and its sequel Gundam SEED Destiny. It will tell the story of Tatsumi Hori, a Natural human who has skills surpassing even Coordinators and thus appointed to pilot the MVF-X08 Eclipse Gundam. Two key Coordinator characters will accompany Tatsumi in the ODR (Orb Disaster Relief) team: the female commander Miyabi Oto Kiou and Ken Norland Suse, a fellow pilot.
The manga project was initially teased in the monthly Gundam Ace comic magazine. The magazine will only contain the original Japanese version of the manga. However, Sunrise will also provide translations of the comic in English and other languages on the GundamInfo website starting from July 2021.
Bandai will release a 1/100 MG (Master Grade) gunpla kit of Eclipse Gundam in August 2021. In addition to Gundam SEED Eclipse, Sunrise and Bandai also revealed more projects related to the SEED series, such as a new video game and a feature film.
These new projects are being made to prepare for the upcoming 20th anniversary of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, which had its television series aired in 2002. The GundamInfo YouTube channel has also uploaded an opening ceremony video for the project, which includes musical performances by T.M. Revolution.