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Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs 2 X Boost Will Add More New EX Bursts

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Gundam Extreme Vs 2 X Boost - Gundam Flauros

Bandai Namco revealed more details on the upcoming new arcade game Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs 2 X Boost after holding a closed beta test on November 8, 2020. The upcoming new version to the popular 10-years-old 2vs2 team battle game series will bring a lot of changes to the EX Burst system. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs Maxi Boost ON, the latest version to receive a console release on PlayStation 4 globally in July 2020, had 3 types of EX Bursts available: Fighting Burst, Shooting Burst, and Extend Burst. The newer version currently running in Japanese arcades, Extreme Vs 2, added Linkage Burst and Mobility Burst to the lineup. The latter grants a massive boost in mobility with a slight increase to the lock-on range, while allowing steps on some projectile attacks.

Gundam Extreme Vs 2 X Boost

The upcoming X Boost will only retain Fighting, Shooting, and Mobility Bursts from the previous version. The remaining two Bursts will be replaced with the following new EX Bursts:

  1. Raging Burst – Reduces damage taken while granting a super armor that makes the unit harder to flinch while attacking.
  2. Covering Burst – If the user has at least 50% filled in the EX Gauge, they can use an EX Burst even when getting hit. This supportive Burst will also gradually fill the partner’s EX Gauge.

X Boost will also add a new Extreme Burst X (pronounced Extreme Burst Cross) feature that triggers when both players in a team activate EX Bursts simultaneously. In the closed beta test, each EX Burst type receives a different additional effect when this feature is triggered:

  • Fighting Burst – Prolongs the active duration of EX Burst when an attack hits.
  • Shooting Burst – Enemies hit by all of the user’s attacks will be more difficult to get into a Downed state.
  • Mobility Burst – Recovers Boost Gauge when an attack hits.
  • Covering Burst – Reduces damage taken.
  • Raging Burst – Recovers Health when an attack hits.

Bandai Namco also revealed that—out of the 4 new Mobile Suits teased in the X Boost key art—the Kabakali from Gundam: Reconguista in G will be added earlier to the current Extreme Vs 2 version on November 26, 2020. The remaining 3 Mobile Suits—Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex, Gundam Flauros, and Star Build Strike Gundam—will have to wait until X Boost officially launches with a massive roster of 198 units from 41 Gundam titles.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs 2 X Boost will launch on Japanese arcades in Spring 2021.

Kite Stenbuck
An avid gamer who learned the Japanese language mostly by playing Japanese games. Especially enjoys Dynasty Warriors, Ace Combat, and Gundam a lot.