Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3 heads stateside this summer

Namco Bandai-published mech beat-'em-up given midyear North American release window on 360, PS3.

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Namco Bandai has gone on a game-announcement bender this week, confirming the impending releases of Dark Souls, Armored Core V, and Tales of Graces F, as well as indicating that new Power Rangers games are en route. Now, one more title can be added to that list, as the publisher today said that it would release Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in the US this summer.

Mechanical bulls are all the fashion rage in the far future.
Mechanical bulls are all the fashion rage in the far future.

Like previous installments in the series, Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3 is a sci-fi take on Tecmo Koei's long-running Dynasty Warriors beat-'em-up franchise. Gundam fans will find more than 50 characters and 70 mobile suits that can be played and customized, all gleaned from the series' 30-year anime and manga history. These playable options include additions from the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and Mobile Suit Gundam UC series.

Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3 will also boast a handful of tweaks over previous installments in the series. Namely, the game includes three new feature systems--Partner Strike, Emergency Dash, and Recovery Gauge Systems--which the publisher claims will amp up its focus on tactics. The game also includes a four-player cooperative campaign.

Released as Gundam Musou 3 in Japan last December, the game has already proven successful for Namco Bandai. As part of its nine-month earnings report this week, the publisher said the game has sold more than 430,000 units through December.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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