image The Gundam tap never runs dry at Namco Bandai Games. Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam came out like two weeks ago in Japan which means its about time for them to announce a new Gundam game.

 

Mobile Suit Gundam: Gihren no Yabou Axis no Kyoui V is a follow up to Mobile Suit Gundam: Gihren no Yabou Axis no Kyoui which came out for the PSP last February. Unlike Gundam vs. Gundam, the Gihren no Yabou branch of Gundam games are more like Risk.

 

While Mobile Suit Gundam: Gihren no Yabou Axis no Kyoui was only a PSP game, Mobile Suit Gundam: Gihren no Yabou Axis no Kyoui V is in development for the PS2 and PSP. Both versions will be simultaneously released in Japan and probably only in Japan on February 12. The PSP version is 1,300 yen cheaper and as a bonus anyone who bought last year’s Gihren no Yabou PSP game can load their play data to unlock 14 scenarios from the beginning.

 

This isn’t the only Namco Bandai game to get a simultaneous PS2/PSP release. They are using the same strategy with Soul Eater: Battle Resonance which comes out this January. It seems like only their anime games get this treatment, though. Still, it’s interesting to see publishers like Namco Bandai keep the PlayStation 2 going well into 2010 with PSP ports.

 

Images courtesy of Namco Bandai.

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