Video Game news: New Gundam and Bleach games to europe!

Tecmo Koei Europe have announced that we can expect two Anime releated games being released by them this year.

First of all, the long running Gundam franchise will have it’s third outing as part of the Dynasty Warriors series as ‘Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3’ is set for release on July 1st across Europe on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles.

The game is “set in the future, chaotic warfare has engulfed the universe. The world is ripe with strife as gigantic mecha called Mobile Suits march to war on land and in space. Featuring characters and mecha from over 30 years of Gundam anime and manga series, DYNASTY WARRIORS: GUNDAM 3 thrusts players into the galactic melee with over 50 playable and upgradable characters and over 70 playable and upgradeable Mobile Suits combed from the Gundam universe. New additions include Mobile Suits from Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam UC and many more.
DYNASTY WARRIORS: GUNDAM 3 also features a number of gameplay additions to the series, including 3 brand new featured systems, including the Partner Strike, Emergency Dash and Recovery Gauge Systems, which will bring a new level of full-out tactical action to the series. The Partner Strike System will enable the player to summon partner characters to the battlefield to assist at crucial moments, affecting your character’s current melee engagement or possibly the overall battlefield conditions for your army. The Emergency Dash System will allow players to execute new cancel and evasion moves negating enemy attacks. This system will bring a new level to gameplay since powerful combos can be more easily parried. The new Recovery Gauge System enables players to recover armor during battle allowing players more flexibility in their tactics on the battlefield.

Additionally, DYNASTY WARRIORS: GUNDAM 3 brings a new strategy facet to gameplay. Battlefields now incorporate multiple facilities with various functions. Capturing these locations will change the battlefield conditions and turn the tide of the battle in your favor.
Players will be also able to use a new Chain Explosion System to engulf their enemies in a maelstrom of fury! By initiating an explosion via certain attacks, players will be able to cause further carnage with their own chain of explosions. Skillful players can use this system to finish off entire squads of Mobile Suits in one blow, thus turning the tide of battle in their favor!”

To add to this, it’s also been revealed that attendees of the London Expo this weekend will be able to see the game first hand as Tecmo Koei Europe will have the game on show in some capacity at the convention! So be sure to visit the Tecmo booth at the expo for a preview of what to expect!

Also set release exclusively on Playstation 3 in September is Bleach: Soul Resurreccion. Here’s the info direct from Tecmo Koei –

“There are numerous anime-based video games, but many fall short in gameplay,” says Jack Niida, Producer at NIS America. “Bleach: Soul Resurreccion faithfully represents the anime series with its beautiful cel-shaded graphics and combines it with amazing gameplay. The game style is simple enough for action game beginners, yet has enough features to satisfy hardcore players. The game follows the battle against the evil Arrancars, but there are times when you will be able to play as the enemy. This is especially exciting if you follow the manga closely, since you can be characters in the manga that are normally forgotten after being defeated.” “BLEACH is one of the most popular anime and manga properties to ever be released in North America, and the new Bleach: Soul Resurreccion video game incorporates many familiar characters and storylines from the series,” says Pascal Bonnet, EMEA Dirctor for Licencing at Viz Media Europe. “We look forward to the success of this new release and to working closely with NIS America as they add an exciting new dimension to this celebrated property.”


GAME INFORMATION
Based on the popular manga/anime series, Bleach: Soul Resurreccion depicts the battle between the Soul Reapers and the army of evil Arrancars that threaten the peace of the world.

Bleach: Soul Resurreccion gives players the sensation of single-handedly destroying an army of monsters and evil spirits with lightning-fast swordfighting action. Gamers can re-live the experiences of various characters from the anime by closely following the original story. The environments are faithfully reproduced with beautiful cel-shaded 3D models that will satisfy even the most devoted fans. Bleach: Soul Resurreccion will give gamers an unparalleled anime action game experience.

GAME FEATURES
– 21 playable characters from the hit anime/manga BLEACH.
– Massive free-roaming action/adventure game with beautiful anime-inspired cel-shaded graphics.
– Various game modes, including: Story Mode, Mission Mode, and more.
– Customizable character leveling system: unlock status enhancements and add special abilities through a customized “character map” for each playable character.”

There is no word on if this game will be appearing at the London Expo, but certainly expect there to be more updates on this through the Tecmo Koei website.

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