We have our list about stage schedule on every single game developer on the previous review. This time, Kojacon report was attending Bandai Namco Special Stage on the first day. They introduce an iOS and Android games which already well known as “Gundam apps” as following: SD Gundam Generation Frontier, SD Gundam Strikers, and Gundam Conquest gameplay. Featuring Ryouran Hyakka (MC), seiyuu Masaya Onosaka and Nobuyuki Hiyama, also Bandai Namco producers Yasunori Kawashima (SD Gundam Generation Frontier, Gundam Conquest) and Keita Iizuka (SD Gundam Strikers).
Gundam, also referred to as the Gundam Series is a science fiction media franchise created by Sunrise that feature giant robots (or “mecha”) called “mobile suits”, with titular mobile suits that carry the name “Gundam.” The franchise started on April 7, 1979, as an anime TV series called Mobile Suit Gundam (Kidou Senshi Gundam), which was revolutionary in that it defined the real robot genre of anime by featuring giant robots in a militaristic war setting. The popularity of the first TV series and the merchandising that followed spawned a franchise that has come to include works released in numerous media. Titles have appeared in the form of multiple television series and OVAs, movies, manga, novels, and video games. Academics in Japan have also viewed the series as inspiration, with the International Gundam Society being the first academic institution based on an animated TV series.
So prepare your smartphone now if you haven’t downloaded these Gundam apps! Now let’s greet everyone on stage! As we can seen by this stage’s title “Char Festival”, of course this special event boasts one of the best recognize name in “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin” which is, Char Aznable. So with his theme on stage, both producer appeared to stage in a cosplay figure of Char suring the 1st year war. LOL. So epic and sophisticated. Let’s jump to first app then!
SD Gundam Strikers for iOs/Android starts the stage. Actually it’s now available for download, but here they updated some latest news featured on this game. Most 3 important points as following: 1) Easy operation with one finger. Yes, you can play this gundam app just with one finger! Just slide, tap, and click! So simple, right? And so you can do another activity with your other hand or finger LOL. 2) Flashy skills are also using one finger! No need to panic! 3) Team battle up to 3 aircraft. So you can activate event quest for a limited time like teh original “chronicle quest”. Not only those 3 points, they also mentioned about future development! As follows: 1) Large Unit development. Instead of usual gundam and it’s opponents, now we’re welcoming more unit, for example “Big-Zam”. 2) Multiplayer cooperation mode. You could battle up with another player to defeat the enemies! What else is better than challenge your quest together? 3) Miscellaneous additional gimmick, such as “all range attack”, “periodical strengthen mode”, “barrier effect”, etc. Please look forward to another updates! Then, Hiyama-san tried to play the app by joining event quest ~sabakareshi mono~. With help from Iizuka producer, he could clear the mission impressively!
Second introduction is for SD Gundam Generation Frontier. Basically this app’s genre is simulation battle game, with the same flow like previous “G-Generation” series. The contents is as simple as collecting those gundam and it’s pilot, then go to the battlefield. New information about this app is about releasing latest version (ver 3.0.0) around this winter. What is the good thing about that version? Let’s check following 3 points! 1) Group battle, up to 3 battleships and enlarge map option. 2) Realtime multiplayer, you can play online with another player and get to battle together in the same time. 3) ACE! What the meaning by this “ACE”? Just upgrade your attack power, defense force, and max ability to the limit. You’ll be able customize your favorite gundam and or pilot to strengthen their stats before battle. For tester, Hiyama-san try to finish the TGS 2015 special quest, which is “Prevent the Solar Ray Discharge!” quest. Let’s wait for the launching of this updates soon!
Lastly, we’re having a presentation for Gundam Conquest. This app actually based on Sega game “”Kingdom Conquest” system in “Mobile Suit Gundam” world simulation. There’s “Travian Type” real time within this game, a system that even if the player not logged in but the time in the game world still moving. In this game also all player could move together in “simulation part” and could attack in the same time in “attck part” up to four players. By the end of July, Gundam F91 already appeared for your battle, please enjoy! For future development, there will be game tournament include all match in the game. Group match also available, and everyone in the apps could join the match. Not only for those who are battling each other, but also match for visitor to measure the possibility who will be the winner.