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‘Dynasty Warriors: Gundam’ returns

Fans of the Gundam anime series have a new Dynasty Warriors beat ’em up to look forward to, with publisher Namco Bandai Games announcing a Japan release of a fourth Dynasty Warriors: Gundam game in the latest issue of Famitsu (via Polygon). The game, due to arrive in stores for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita on December 19, 2013, is only confirmed for a Japan launch, at this time. It’s worth mentioning, however, that all three previous DW:G games arrived overseas first and then made a North American appearance less than a year later.

The Famitsu report notes that Shin Gundan Musou ditches the cel-shaded art style of the series’ third release in favor of the more realistic look that exemplified the first two games. In addition to featuring more than 100 Mobile Suits – the formal name for Gundam’s mechs – spread across Official Mode (anime-pegged story) and Ultimate Mode (all new story), this fourth DW:G game also puts players at the controls of Mobile Armors. These larger mech variants come in a variety of shapes, many of them non-humanoid, and pack more powerful weaponry.

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