Pilot your Mobile Suit in speedy, immersive 6v6 battles in a Closed Network Test starting this spring.
Attention pilots of all skill levels! Online exclusive Gundam Evolution is coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in 2022. Claim victory on the battlefield in this new free-to-play FPS where players can pilot Mobile Suits from the Gundam anime series in 6v6 objective-based combat.
In early development planning, we established two main concepts we wanted to blend into a new Gundam game experience: “Fast and immersive Mobile Suit Team Battles” meets “The ability for any Mobile Suit to clench victory using their unique set of attributes, abilities and boost tactics”. We have been working hard developing this title and are beyond excited to connect FPS fans with Gundam fans. Check out our Western Announcement Trailer, featuring the Gundam Evolution main theme remixed by world renowned DJ and Gundam fan Steve Aoki!.
Move Beyond Your Limits
Gundam Evolution is free-to-play and features 12 initial Mobile Suit Units all players can pilot for free, each with their own unique attack and support loadouts. Whether you’re a hardcore UC fan or perhaps you have extra “iron” in your blood, there are plenty of units from across the Gundam multiverse for everyone to try. Not limited to a specific class role, players can select their preferred suit from their favorite series freely and adapt their play style to suit the team’s needs.
Furthermore, an Auto Repair system (a function that gradually recovers a unit’s HP over time) and cleverly placed Repair Pods throughout the environments allow players greater variation in their team builds and combat strategies. Complementing our intuitive game controls is a unique Boost system, which grants players access to skillful tactics that can assist maneuverability on the battlefield, allow teams to quickly rally support and even dodge enemy attacks in the heat of battle.
The Rules of Battle
Before you throw down a challenge to your rivals, let’s review the three types of battle rules: Point Capture, Domination, and Destruction.
In Point Capture, teams take turns attempting to occupy iterative control points. Players will need to flex all their skills to move to the second point or fiercely hold the line of defense to secure the win.
Domination ups the ante, with both teams fighting to control three objectives that are unlocked randomly. It’s a wild battle of points in a constantly evolving battlefield.
In Destruction, teams are divided in the Attacker and Defender roles and battle to destroy or defend their objective. Cooperation is the key to turning the tide of battle in this game of suppression and sabotage.
Each mode features various Earthly and interstellar map locales for players to explore. Whether traversing a Lunar base or taking up arms deep within a resource quarry on Earth, all six players will need to work together and adapt to every combat situation to secure the win.
Join the Evolution: Closed Network Test set for North America
This spring, we will be holding a Network Test for PS5 and PS4, and we need your help to test various game and server functions! This is a great chance to have a hand in the game’s development, test your piloting skills, and try out some features like aim assist, ready to help players new to the genre. PS5 players will also get a first look at the gorgeous 4k resolution and performance-focused 60 FPS graphics settings.
In addition to the initial 12 Mobile Suit Units, two additional units are joining the fray just in time for the Closed Network Test: Gundam Exia* and Marasai [UC]*.
One of the four Gundams used by Celestial Being to end war through armed intervention. Developed to excel in melee combat under any conditions. Piloted by Setsuna F. Seiei.
Gundam Exia Source: Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Developed by Anaheim Electronics, the Marasai was deployed by the Titans during the Gryps Conflict, and was later used by Zeon Remnants.
Marasai [UC] Source: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
The Closed Network Test is a great chance to try out these additional units as well as some of the various customization items available to earn in the final release.
*These additional units and unit skins will be available in the full-service version, either earned through gameplay or obtained via purchase.
This test is set to include Japan and North America (US & Canada). Stay tuned as additional schedule information and registration details will be made available on our official website and social channels as soon as they are finalized.
We’re beyond excited to be creating the world’s first competitive online Gundam FPS. In addition, we are equally excited to announce we are launching simultaneously in Japan and North America (US and Canada) in 2022. We’re also planning our release in the European region, though we can’t share final details just yet. We appreciate your support and will be sure to share EU release details once our information is finalized. Thanks for reading and we hope to see you on the battlefield later this year!