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(07-05-2017, 04:00 PM)
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WHAT IS GUNDAM VERSUS?

Gundam Versus is the 15th iteration of the highly popular Gundam VS series in Japan, returning to consoles for a worldwide audience! With nearly 100 units to choose from (with many more from future DLC) and many changes from the previous EXVS series, Bandai Namco are looking to introduce the joy of 2v2 arena battles on the world stage!

Check out the official PV and see what it's all about!

WHY SHOULD I PLAY THIS?

Do you kinda like Virtual On, Gotcha Force, or even ARMS? Do you enjoy footsies and playing the neutral game in fighting games? Aside from mecha smacking the hell out of each other, it’s an amazing competitive game that is easy to jump into yet is rather deep once you start delving into the mechanics of the game system. Although this is somewhat considered a fighting game, its nature is built around the 2 v 2 gameplay where team synergy is much more important than the individual.

On top of that, you don't need to be a combo or execution master to be decent at this game. It can still be enjoyed by those who are looking for a single-player experience through the Ultimate Battle and Trial modes, but the meat of the game revolves around the core 2v2 experience (now with 1v1 and 3v3, heh).

Wait... so Bandai Namco is actually localizing this game? :O

After years of salty importer tears, Bandai Namco are finally bringing it westward on September 29 in North America! It probably won't have the same vocal tracks as the Japanese version, but it will have several non-vocal memorable Gundam tracks you've grown to love.

And will there be region locking of servers? Nope!

Also, Bandai Namco is holding an official tournament at EVO this year!

Do I need to know Japanese to know how to play?

Nope. The game is very playable without the knowledge of any Japanese. The main screen is generally in English anyway and people will begin to translate the more nuanced bits as the game comes out. Aside from that, it's not that hard to navigate through the menus.

Or you can wait until September 29th as well. :)

Now that we've got that out of the way...
Set your GP base and let's Gundam Battle!













See you out in the battlefield!

For those of you new to the series, it might feel a bit like this initially...



But we have your back here at Gundam GAF!
Last edited by donkey show; 10-03-2017 at 03:56 PM.
Beckx
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(07-05-2017, 04:03 PM)
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YES

Nice work as always sir
ranmafan
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(07-05-2017, 04:03 PM)
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Good job on the OT! Looking forward to playing this tomorrow and being destroyed online at every match. But I love this series so it's still fun even when I'm not that great. Can't wait to play.
Apharmd
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(07-05-2017, 04:03 PM)
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yasss donkey

thank you
sensui-tomo
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(07-05-2017, 04:05 PM)
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cant wait for this to come to the usa, subscribed
Also you finally retired the Heero laughing image for this OT, i'm glad to see it gone.
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distantmantra
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(07-05-2017, 04:07 PM)
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I thought Bandai Namco said NA/EU would be getting the same music as the regular Japanese release? I swear I read that somewhere.
fadedbones
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(07-05-2017, 04:07 PM)
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Stellar OT! I'm waiting for the US release so it'll be a while for me, but I'm excited to see gameplay and the discussions in here in the meanwhile.
Lren
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(07-05-2017, 04:08 PM)
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Awesome OT! Incredibly tempted to import either digitially or physically cause September is gonna be swamped. So pumped regardless!
Dandy Crocodile
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(07-05-2017, 04:08 PM)
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Beautiful OT! Nearly gave me a heart attack thinking it was out so soon in NA when I saw the thread posted, haha.
Guymelef
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(07-05-2017, 04:08 PM)
Excellent and informative OT donkey show.
Can't wait for EU release.
sensui-tomo
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(07-05-2017, 04:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by distantmantra

I thought Bandai Namco said NA/EU would be getting the same music as the regular Japanese release? I swear I read that somewhere.

It wont get the anime vocal music which has its own package in japan, Blame licensing issues.
That means no " ANIME JA NAI"
RiderKairuu
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(07-05-2017, 04:09 PM)
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Awesome Gundam OT as always, donkey! Wish I could import this, Full Boost is one of my favorite games and I love the Versus series a ton. I'm glad to support the localized release, I want to see more of this series over here. See you guys in September :) :(
B00TE
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(07-05-2017, 04:12 PM)
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Amazing looking OT! Probably gonna wait for Sept 29th myself, but eager to see all the gameplay come out if ya'll end up streaming stuff!
Parakeetman
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(07-05-2017, 04:14 PM)
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Now this is what I call a great OT. Fantastic work visually and information wise as always donkey show
Luigi87
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(07-05-2017, 04:16 PM)
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Fantastic OP! Looking forward to playing after work.

Also RIP laughing pics
SliceSabre
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(07-05-2017, 04:16 PM)
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Excellent work on OT. Will be waiting to pick this up in NA but I have high hopes after seeing people stream the beta.
distantmantra
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(07-05-2017, 04:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by sensui-tomo

It wont get the anime vocal music which has its own package in japan, Blame licensing issues.
That means no " ANIME JA NAI"

That's what I figured, I wasn't interested in the anisong version anyway. As long as I get the regular version music I'm ok with not importing and waiting until September.

Still feels weird not importing a Gundam game cause we're actually getting it here.
Tyrant Rave
(07-05-2017, 04:18 PM)
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Great OT again donkey. I'm waiting on the NA release this time around since it's not so far off, but I'm looking forward to GAF rooms again.
Star Falcon
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(07-05-2017, 04:18 PM)
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Awesome stuff. Look forward to reading impressions as i wait impatiently for the EU release...
sensui-tomo
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(07-05-2017, 04:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by distantmantra

That's what I figured, I wasn't interested in the anisong version anyway. As long as I get the regular version music I'm ok with not importing and waiting until September.

Still feels weird not importing a Gundam game cause we're actually getting it here.

well we did get a gundam game here... on the vita which was doomed to fail like it did for the obvious NO ONLINE it had.
Beckx
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(07-05-2017, 04:19 PM)
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hrm. my Premium G Sound edition won't ship from Amazon.jp until next week. Boo.
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(07-05-2017, 04:19 PM)
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Danneee
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(07-05-2017, 04:19 PM)
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Awesome OP!
I haven't really played anything on the series since Federation vs Zeon on Dreamcast (I've bought a couple though) but this I'm hyped for!
MechaX
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(07-05-2017, 04:21 PM)
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Donkey always has the GOAT OT's.
JKTrix
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(07-05-2017, 04:25 PM)
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When you work from home to play during your lunch break but your job calls you 5 minutes before your lunch break D:
Apharmd
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(07-05-2017, 04:25 PM)
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Is Virtue available to play now for preorders? My download from PSN only includes Barbatos Lupus and Hot Scramble from the website. At work, so I can't check my PS4 sadly.
SargerusBR
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(07-05-2017, 04:27 PM)
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Dio approves this OT
TheSpoiler
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(07-05-2017, 04:29 PM)
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Tfw your check doesn't come till tomorrow.

And who knows how long it's gonna take play asia to send those codes.

Dang.
EvilKatarn
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(07-05-2017, 04:33 PM)
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Busy trying out the new suits I'm interested in. G-Arcane is fun!

Originally Posted by Apharmd

Is Virtue available to play now for preorders? My download from PSN only includes Barbatos Lupus and Hot Scramble from the website. At work, so I can't check my PS4 sadly.

Virtue is coming later in July.

Originally Posted by TheSpoiler

And who knows how long it's gonna take play asia to send those codes.

You get it instantly after payment.
donkey show
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(07-05-2017, 04:34 PM)
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Glad y'all like the OT ^^

Originally Posted by EvilKatarn

Busy trying out the new suits I'm interested in. G-Arcane is fun!

Good to hear. I need a new waifu suit since Luna isn't in yet. :(
Prophane33
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(07-05-2017, 04:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by distantmantra

That's what I figured, I wasn't interested in the anisong version anyway. As long as I get the regular version music I'm ok with not importing and waiting until September.

Still feels weird not importing a Gundam game cause we're actually getting it here.

I know how you feel. This will be the first time I've played a Gundam game in English; It's so weird to think that I'm NOT importing a Gundam game, as long as the promise of the regular edition music remaining in the NA version is true.
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TheSpoiler
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(07-05-2017, 04:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by EvilKatarn

Busy trying out the new suits I'm interested in. G-Arcane is fun!



Virtue is coming later in July.


You get it instantly after payment.

Oh shitttt I guess I'll be in that ass real soon.
JoeyJungle
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(07-05-2017, 04:47 PM)
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AWESOME OT

since this is an active Gundam Versus thread, I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this PC SKU on Bestbuy's website? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/gundam-v...uId=1000008097

Pretty sure no other platforms have been announced, vendor is listed as Fox for some reason?
Umbooki
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(07-05-2017, 04:48 PM)
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Awesome OT. I'll be hoppin on after work to see just how rusty I am.
Devilgunman
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(07-05-2017, 04:52 PM)
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What the hell PSN Asia don't have this game to pre-order?
koma
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(07-05-2017, 04:53 PM)
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Wait, there's NO LOCAL MULTIPLAYER? When servers will be gone, it will not be possible to play multiplayer with friends anymore :( Gundam VS on PS3 had offline multiplayer, right?
TheSpoiler
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(07-05-2017, 04:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by JoeyJungle

AWESOME OT

since this is an active Gundam Versus thread, I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this PC SKU on Bestbuy's website? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/gundam-v...uId=1000008097

Pretty sure no other platforms have been announced, vendor is listed as Fox for some reason?

IIRC, some SKUs are predictive and not necessarily made by the retail shop because they know for sure something is coming. When I worked at Best Buy, we'd get SKUs made for things that didn't always release or drop, for one reason or another. Also, the vendor/publisher? being Fox is really damn weird. They've been spinning it as an exclusive so I ain't getting my hopes up for shit.

Originally Posted by koma

Wait, there's NO LOCAL MULTIPLAYER? When servers will be gone, it will not be possible to play multiplayer with friends anymore :( Gundam VS on PS3 had offline multiplayer, right?


Yeah, it was butt, but it existed. Not so in Gundam Versus, sadly.
koma
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(07-05-2017, 04:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheSpoiler

Yeah, it was butt, but it existed. Not so in Gundam Versus, sadly.

That's sad indeed :( Well, it's still awesome to have this released in NA / Europe, maybe if it sell enough we'll see another one with local multiplayer in the future... fingers crossed.
distantmantra
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(07-05-2017, 04:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by sensui-tomo

well we did get a gundam game here... on the vita which was doomed to fail like it did for the obvious NO ONLINE it had.

I'm not a handheld gamer, so no Vita for me.

We used to get (about 50% of the) Gundam games here back in the glory days of the PS2, but it's just ingrained in me to always import.
MegaPanda
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(07-05-2017, 05:03 PM)
I'll see you all on Sep 29 :(

I hope the soundtrack isn't gutted like it was in Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn
D1renegade
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(07-05-2017, 05:09 PM)
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OT title should be updated come Sept.

Gundam Versus |OT| Finally Freed From Japan's Gravity
TreIII
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(07-05-2017, 05:10 PM)
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Subbed.

Can't wait to play this, even if my boys, Master and Tohofuhai are not in this game, yet.
Kyouji
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(07-05-2017, 05:10 PM)
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Good shit, donkey. Now where's my Haman SS tier DLC? I didn't see it included in the G Edition; Bandai must've messed up.
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(07-05-2017, 05:31 PM)
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I got the DL version so I should be able to play it a bit later today.
Hasemo
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(07-05-2017, 05:39 PM)
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Great OT, subscribed.

Been playing it since the digital version unlocked - finished the easy ultimate battle with a friend, but he got disconnected halfway through the normal playthrough, which kicked us both to menu.
Good news - we kept the levels gained during those 15 waves. Bad news - we didn't get any GP.

Playing through a few Trial Battle routes before I go to bed and it's still good old Gundam Vs.

I have no idea what exactly it is, but I feel like the game looks and plays a bit better than during the trials.

Btw., If you're curious about the purpose the grayed out "LOGIN" button in the main menu, you have to press it to get back online if you get offline.
Se7enSword
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(07-05-2017, 05:41 PM)
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Excellent OT!

Can't wait to play the game soon!
TheSpoiler
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(07-05-2017, 05:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by koma

That's sad indeed :( Well, it's still awesome to have this released in NA / Europe, maybe if it sell enough we'll see another one with local multiplayer in the future... fingers crossed.

It's probably a hardware limitation sort of thing. Or their unwillingness to scale down graphics in mp mode.
Hasemo
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(07-05-2017, 05:45 PM)
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Regarding the OP, iirc you can also boost dive by moving the right stick in any direction.
BNGames
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(07-05-2017, 05:49 PM)
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For anyone who hasn't played one of these games, here is what the PS3 version looked and played like. I paid $100 for this one.

Video: https://youtu.be/NIRqFpbig0I

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