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Namco Bandai’s build-and-battle Gundam game is coming to America

New Gundam Breaker hits PS4 in 2018

New Gundam Breaker
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Have you ever wanted to build a Gundam model, but don’t have the patience or mass amounts of disposable income? Good news: Bandai Namco’s Gundam Breaker series, which lets Gundam fans create and customize model versions of their favorite mobile suits and take them into battle, is coming to the Americas. The next entry in the Gundam sub-franchise, New Gundam Breaker, is heading stateside sometime in 2018.

Like other Gundam Breaker games, New Gundam Breaker will let players build and customize digital Gunpla (Gundam plastic model) kits of various sizes and scales. Those Gunpla can be used in battle, and players can harvest parts from enemy Gunpla to further personalize their models. According to Bandai Namco, players will be able to customize their Gundam models on the battlefield, thanks to “new real-time weapon and armor swapping.”

New Gundam Breaker will include a story mode and a three-versus-three co-op mode.

Series developer Crafts and Meister is at the helm of New Gundam Breaker. It’s the first game in the Breaker series, which started with 2013’s Gundam Breaker for PlayStation 3 and Vita, to make its way to North America. (The previous entry, Gundam Breaker 3, was released with English subtitles in Asia.)