At Sony's Tokyo Game Show press event this morning, Bandai Namco announced an all-new entry in the Gundam Versus franchise for the PlayStation 4. The game, currently entitled Gundam Versus, is intended to stand as a celebration of the 15th anniversary of Namco Bandai's Gundam Vs. franchise.
Unlike previous titles in the series, Gundam Versus will not be adapted from an arcade version. Instead, players finally get a game developed with a home console in mind, in this case the PlayStation 4. This highlights the strengthening of the PlayStation 4 in Japan and the weakening of the arcade as a primary platform in that region. This has the added effect of making the game look far, far better than its previous counterparts, as the brief snippet of the game in the teaser shows.
The teaser also shows off some of the playable units we can expect in Gundam Versus, including Gundam Barbatos from Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Unicorn Gundam from Gundam Unicorn, Gundam Exia from Gundam 00, Full Armor Gundam from Gundam Thunderbolt, and the classic RX-78-2 from the first Mobile Suit Gundam. We can probably pencil in Freedom Gundam from Gundam SEED as an attendee.
There's no release date for Gundam Versus in Japan. This also means there's no release date for Gundam Versus in North America and there's no indication whether we'll get to title or not. Fingers crossed.