Koei rearms Dynasty Warriors: Gundam

Japanese publisher's mecha/tactical beat-'em-up crossover returns to Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 in 2009.

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As Benjamin Franklin once famously noted, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Had Franklin been a gaming-industry analyst living in this day and age, he probably would have added two other things to this list: more Dynasty Warriors and Gundam games.

As if the mobile suits weren't big enough.

This week, Japanese publisher Koei announced the follow-up to last year's Dynasty Warriors-meets-Mobile Suit Gundam spin-off series. Aptly titled Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2, the tactics-based sci-fi beat-'em-up is scheduled to arrive for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 2 in 2009. Once again a mash-up of two big-in-Japan properties, Gundam 2 features Namco Bandai subsidiary Sunrise Studios' iconic militarized machines battling it out against hordes of enemies in traditional Dynasty Warriors fashion.

Koei's emphasis this time has been on scale, and players will be able to face off their customizable armor suits against supersized mobile fortresses on both the surface of distant planetary bodies and the outer reaches of space. The game will also incorporate storylines and new robots from recent episodes of the Gundam anime series as well as the Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack feature film.

For an idea of what to expect from Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2, check out GameSpot's review of the original.

Discussion

55 comments
DahLong
DahLong

game looks boring, but my girlfriend likes it, she said she is rank 3rd on the leaderboard

RodoggX360
RodoggX360

Waste of time, waste of money, waste of effort to make.

hellpolice
hellpolice

I haven't played the first one :( maybe I'll get this one just maybe.

SS4-Goku
SS4-Goku

im deffintly getting this game the first one was awsome andi cant wait to play as the freedom and justice

wazzy1013
wazzy1013

well, i am a big avid gundam fan so i will probably buy the game regarless; but i was a bit dissapointed on the first one; it did get very repetative after you "beat the game" with one character. I would like to see more suits from Wing/G/Seed/Destiny/00...plus if this does allow for online play, and it works well it might bring something unique to the game

euphzilla03
euphzilla03

Wow I don't know which makes me cringe more the stale and boring Dynasty wariors...or the stale and boring Gundams..The first game was absolutely horrible and not worth the price tag it carried.

LOZFreak
LOZFreak

If Gundam 00 is in this I WILL get it.

TriviumA7X
TriviumA7X

Please, please, no more dynasty warriors games... or at least make them only $20.00, cuz honestly $60.00 for these games is ridiculous (you play one you've played them all) besides Dynasty warriors Gundam was even bigger trash than DW.... How about some Champions of Norrath 3. . . I'd rather waste my time dungeon crawling, booty hunting and orc slaying any day...

danwarecritic
danwarecritic

Looks like there will be big bad bosses in this one.

danwarecritic
danwarecritic

I played the demo at stores and I think it was pretty good. Of course, I could never get the final version or a PS3 to play it on.

gamemaster004
gamemaster004

Dk what to say abot this one! The last Dynasty Gundam was such a dissappoint me im scared. If I do decide to get this one and it fails me again... CYA LATER KOEI!

13wanderer
13wanderer

From the screens we also get Nu Gundam and the Sazabi! This is awesome!

Timstuff
Timstuff

For the love of video games, when is this tired franchise going to die?

jknight5422
jknight5422

I tried a demo & the previous release of this game was horrible. They need to do make another game & create a new engine from scratch.

Kvain
Kvain

I really enjoy Dynasty Warriors games, for the most part, but DW:Gundam has never been my cup of tea. I tried it and just couldn't get into it... :/

player_leo
player_leo

AHHH !! Wow ! Super excited ! I feel like a little school girl and the Backstreetboys , NSync and NewKids on the Block just showed up to my birthday party ! Super Happy Mega Fun Time Go !

V-Nine
V-Nine

...wonder if anythong from Gundam 00 will show up...

Nocturnal15
Nocturnal15

I just hope they add more gundams from the wing series.

MSG-Deathscythe
MSG-Deathscythe

i never liked the dw formula but since i'm such a gundam freak, i loved the first one. i agree with a lot that MSG-Deathscythe should be there. (my sign-in name says it all). the pics in the japanese website looks like it has Gundam Seed's MSG-Justice and Char Aznable's SASABI. CAN'T WAIT!!!

raverrozza
raverrozza

the first one was a steaming pile but I still always went back to the free demo for more!it was like enjoying a really bad movie!!

Coldblood117
Coldblood117

the name kinda stupid but really fun game............its gundam not dynasty

HappyBB
HappyBB

Can't wait, even this is a very repetitive game. I just wanna play it for the moment and then discard it!

Lord_Pisces
Lord_Pisces

I LOVED the last one. I just CAN'T see what people have against these games. The idea of killing a thousand enemies AT THE SAME TIME never get's old for me. "Recent episodes of the Gundam anime" eh? I hope that means 00.

SPD_WeBmAsTaH
SPD_WeBmAsTaH

I'm going to buy the first one when the price goes down, or when it hits Greatest Hits.

Ardus
Ardus

Oh boy. I can't wait for Setsuna F. Seiei.

ahyumifan
ahyumifan

awesome. I really want this game man.. I hope they add recent gundams.. like 00, Seed, S Destiny. And yeah, I would be so glad if one of the code geass mech comes as a guest here.

LiontamerV
LiontamerV

the first one was the bane of my existance when it came out. I'm kind of excited for 2 even though it's gonna be the exact same.

GunInHand13
GunInHand13

They just need to make a another game like Mobile Suit Gundam:Encounter In Space. That game gets a 10 on my list. This game looks good too though. cant wait

jrco666
jrco666

Seriously, I enjoyed DW: Gundum but even though it was "NEW" it felt old. Koei has made DW game after DW game, and yet DW: Gundum felt like DW1 in a lot of ways due to limitations. I thought that was lame. Much like the DW serious in general I don't expect much, which limits my interest in the game. Koei needs to start creating instead of beating a horse on its last legs. Koei branch away from the DW formula create a new game already!!! All of your games are the same they just get a new coat of paint. No more Dynasty Warriors that includes Gundum. The only reason I'd buy something with this formula at this point is if it was Star Wars. DW: Star Wars could be good, but after that never buy a DW game again. So make DW:SW or kill DW already, and start getting creative again.

delcidanddarth
delcidanddarth

I think "Koei" is a universal term for "crapware".

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Why not just call it gundam warriors?

GodsPoison
GodsPoison

announce it will only be 40$, crank up the graphics and give us a challanging opponent for every 10 Zakus we slaughter and id consider getting it. Also, wheres Mah Talgeese Heavyarms and DeathSychthe!? totally needed those three in the first one.

Holdwick
Holdwick

Whatever! Honestly who cares.

SearchBomber
SearchBomber

Meh, they should localize Gundam vs Gundam.

KratosKratos
KratosKratos

:O Hope Zechs can pilot the Tallgeese in this one

lbjkurono23
lbjkurono23

nice :) I liked the first one. I hope we have some returning gundams from the first one

MegaXtreme
MegaXtreme

The first was excellent. All it needs is 6-hit combos like the DW series itself (seen in videos from PAX, so it's pretty much confirmed), more mobile suits and pilots (DW6 TOOK AWAY characters, which was a bad idea; more Gundams and pilots already confirmed), and improved graphics and camera. It looks like the graphics are stepping it up with the nice effects and the glares on some of the Gundams, but the camera control will be reserved for when I pick up the game next year. Can't wait for this one.

BrokenPezHead
BrokenPezHead

I absolutley love the DW games (except for six, that was a pile of trash) and the only reason that the scores surprise me is that sports games, which I know from reading the reviews on some years, are unchanged yet still get 7-8 as the score, while DW gets 5-6 for the same sin. But yeah, they need to make them a bit deeper, and step away from whatever system they implemented in 6.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

Well past history has told me to stay the hell away from this series. And thats what ill be doing unless i see fit to do otherwise.

LordReithgar
LordReithgar

I didn't though that the first installment was that bad, the controls weren't as good as what I would have hoped (Encounters in Space is tough to beat). But I'm really looking forward for this game.

baystatethrashr
baystatethrashr

cant say that i liked the first one but me and a buddy of mine love the show and it was an amusing few hours when we played it but its really not a good game when it comes down to it.

PunkerXBlaze
PunkerXBlaze

'For an idea of what to expect from Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2, check out GameSpot's review of the original.' Lol, five out of ten 'mediocre' review. They could just say 'This game will probably not be very good.' and save us the time it takes to click.

enoslives7
enoslives7

I'm happy to see they are bringing it out to PS2. There is no end in sight for the venerable PS2.

blackace
blackace

Why is this game coming out on the Xbox 360? For once, leave this crap exclusive to the PS3 and PS2, please. Every DW - Gundam game that have been released over the past 5 years have sucked badly. The 360 doesn't need either of these games. If Koei wants to bring some games to the 360, try Kessen or something original. Most of Koei games are crap anyways.

fnljstce
fnljstce

Hope they add more from my fav ones, Wing, G, and Seed.

RockmanSRD
RockmanSRD

This is actually the only Gundam-based game that is worth playing. The last was easily much better than even Dynasty Warriors 6. I can't wait for DW: Gundam 2. The first one is a lot of fun. I would just like to see them add in more dynamic and branching combo trees (like Samurai Warriors 2 or even Warriors Orochi).

R3DN1N3
R3DN1N3

Oh MY GODdddd....... Seriously can game shelves get even more cluttered with trash games like this. I LOVE the Gundam series but this is just blasphemy!