Gundam Versus is coming to PlayStation 4 on September 29, but this particular fighting game series has an interesting past. This iteration of Gundam Versus is the first to make it out of Japan in over a decade, and that understandably has long-time fans extremely excited. The PlayStation.Blog enlightens us on the series’ past and present.
Here are some excerpts from the PlayStation.Blog on the series:
Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation vs. Zeon
Developed by Capcom and published by Bandai, Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation vs. Zeon was first released in arcades in 2001, and established many mechanics that would define the VS series, such as 2-on-2 gameplay, a cost system, and the boost gauge. Federation vs Zeon Deluxe (DX) would soon follow, along with a PS2 console port both in Japan as well as in the US.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs Zeta Gundam
While the sequel, Mobile Suit Gundam: AEUG vs Titans (2003) would eventually receive a console port for Japan and the US in the form of Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs Zeta Gundam in 2005, it would be the last Western release for many years, forcing fans of the series to import each game in order to keep up.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS
Arcade and PS2 console releases continued for 5 years with additions such as Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Rengou vs ZAFT, and Gundam vs Gundam, slowly refining and innovating mechanics leading up to Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS for arcades in 2010.
There’s plenty more to read at the link, as well!
Gundam Versus will release September 29 on PlayStation 4.