Namco shows off Gundam Extreme Versus (UPDATED)

(Thanks to ECM for the tip)

At AOU 2010 Namco Bandai said that they were working on a new Gundan arcade title, called Gundam Extreme VS. At the time they didn’t reveal many details about the game, although we found out it would use the PS3 powered System 357 hardware. Today Namco held a press event for the game and revealed much more about it, including a number of screenshots and game details.

First we see that the game will use same style of HD cabinet that Namco used for Tekken 6. At least four cabinets can be linked up for multiplay and they also will have a “Live Monitor” unit which is the sort of thing you see every now and then in Japanese arcades, which allows a larger group to see what’s going on. The monitor can not only split the screen four ways to show what is currently going on in the game, it also records play from the past 100 matches for players to watch as well. It also works as a terminal for managing player data saved on IC data cards. With a 42″ display, it’s sure to be an essential addition to any arcade with several Gundam units.

Dengeki Online says that the basic rules of the game from the most recent  Gundam VS. game hasn’t changed. Other than that, here are a few pics to drool over. Why is it that only Japan gets the pleasure of having arcade games made where robots demolish each other?

"I like big guns and I cannot lie..."

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UPDATE: Namco has already announced two location tests for the game in a little over a week and they have a teaser site for the game available.

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