Bandai Namco recently announced during the Japan Amusement Expo (JAEPO) in Chiba that the company is developing a sequel to their arcade game, Mobile Suit Gundam: Senjō no Kizuna (Bonds of the Battlefield). For those unaware, the first game has been seen as an amazing success in Japan since its launch in November 2006. Gameplay involves players stepping into a P.O.D. (Panoramic Optical Display), where they get to control Mobile Suits from the One Year War of the Universal Century. In addition, the game allows players to battle among each other across Japan. The game would go onto to be ported to the Playstation Portable (PSP) in March 2009; however, the game was Japan exclusive. Also, Mobile Suit Gundam: Senjō no Kizuna served as the basis for the Star Wars Battle Pod arcade game that launched in 2014. Now, after fourteen years and four updates later, the series will continue with Mobile Suit Gundam: Senjō no Kizuna II. Below is the official trailer for the arcade game, as well as the English summary it features:
Mobile Suit Survival Game
U.C. 0079, the long war between E.F.F. and Zeon breaks out. You are a soldier fighting on the battlefield, a living witness of history. From the cockpit, you will control your mobile suit and lead your side to victory. Believe in your comrades. So begins a new battle.