Bandai Namco working on new Gundam e-sports game for international market

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Bandai Namco reveals at the first dedicated Gundam Conference that a new Gundam game is in the works specifically aimed at the international esports market. The Japanese publisher has not disclosed any further details about the game.

Bandai Namco emphasizes during the presentation that it wants to make the Gundam franchise more popular outside of Japan. writes Hobby Watch. In addition to the mysterious e-sports game, the publisher specifically mentions Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2 and Gundam Breaker to appeal to a larger audience. Both games are already available in the West. The company also plans to host more prize money e-sports tournaments. The company reports its focus on Gundam in two press releases.

Gundam is a multimedia Japanese franchise about large, advanced battle robots, controlled by humans. Gundam’s origins lie in animated TV series. Animator Yoshiyuki Tomino released the Mobile Suit Gundam series in 1979, which is considered to be the pioneer of the popular ‘real robot’ subgenre within the mecha anime. Meanwhile, the Gundam franchise covers countless TV series, movies, manga, action figure lines, arcade and video games.

Gundam page in the Bandai Namco store

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