Famitsu Reveals PS3 Exclusive Mech Sequel, "ACE R"
Mech games are often hit or miss and they're also more popular in Japan. However, if we're talking about a PlayStation 3 exclusive, it could manage to entice more people.
The latest Famitsu edition, as noted by Andriasang, has apparently lifted the lid on Another Century Episode R. Known as "ACE," the first was developed as a collaborative PS2 project between Banpresto (Super Robot Wars) and From Software (Armored Core). A total of three entries came from Banpresto, the last of which arrived back in the fall of 2007. As for this evident sequel, "ACE R" is in development only for the PS3 and is set to be produced by Namco Bandai some time this summer. From Software is at the helm with the Super Robot Taisen production team handling the planning and premise/scenario aspects. As for the anime mech franchises that will appear in the game, the list is fairly extensive:
- Super Dimension Century Orguss (new)
- Z Gundam
- Gundam: Char's Counterattack
- Crossbone Gundam (new)
- Gundam Seed Destiny
- Overman King Gainer
- Full Metal Panic (new)
- Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (new)
- Genesis of Aquarion (new)
- Macross Zero (new)
- Macross F (new)
The reason why it says "new" next to some of those is because it's the first time we'll be seeing those franchises in the ACE series. Famitsu also turns us onto details of the storyline, characters and setting, so read up on those through the link above. It sounds like a good idea, provided we don't get anything like Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire, one of the single worse PS3 games to date. We'll also have to find out if ACE R will be distributed outside of Japan...
Related Game(s): Another Century Episode R
4/8/2010 10:48:46 AM Ben Dutka