It's no secret that we love Gundam here at Nintendo Life — our resident import expert Kerry has a collection of scale-model Mobile Suits that would make even the most seasoned Otaku green with envy. Taking this into account, you can imagine how excited we are by reports that the latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu carries an announcement that Gundam: Try Age SP is coming to the 3DS.
Based on the card-battling strategy arcade machine of the same name — which features mecha from the entire history of the long-running anime and manga series — details on Try Age SP are thin on the ground at present, but it would be reasonable to assume that the 3DS camera is used to scan cards for use in the game. Bandai produced the coin-op back in 2011, and is presumably behind this portable edition. We'll be sure to update this post the more we know.
Chances of this seeing a release outside of Japan are sadly slim, but we'll keep our fingers crossed. Would you like to see it reach the west? Let us know with a comment. In the meantime, you can check out some footage of the arcade edition in action below.