Bandai Namco will be releasing a "Platinum Edition" of SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays for Switch on 25th March in Japan. It'll be priced at 5,980 yen.
As you might have already worked out, this version includes the base game along with all of the previously released downloadable content. Here's exactly what will be included, courtesy of Gematsu:
- Season Pass (includes purchase bonus)
- Added Dispatch Mission Set 1
- Added Dispatch Mission Set 2
- Added Dispatch Mission Set 3
- Added Dispatch Mission Set 4
- Expansion Pack (includes purchase bonus)
- Free downloadable content (x13)
This Platinum Edition also won't come with the port of SD Gundam G Generation: Monoeye Gundams or the extra bonus mission “Gain EN Boosting Parts" (thanks again, Gemtasu).
The base game was only made available in Japan and Southeast Asia. It did, however, include English language support. You can learn more about the original release in our full review.
Did you ever get to play the original base game release? Would the Platinum Edition be of interest? Leave a comment below.
Come on... I want a normal Gundam game, not one with Chibi designs. How about a Maxiboost version for Switch?
It’s unfortunate that none of the Gundam Vs. games are on switch 😥 they are so good
I'm about as big of a Gundam fan as it gets in most respects. I have more built Gunpla model kits than I have room to display. I've watched almost every episode of the show - most seasons more than once. I have several official soundtracks on my phone making up a not insignificant portion of my music library.
And yet, I've never liked the SD spinoffs. It just has never felt like Gundam to me. It's a very very different tone and aesthetic.
The kind of Gundam games I've always wanted to see either don't exist, or haven't received the effort they would really need to be enjoyable.
1. I've always wanted a game where you actually play through the story of a Gundam series. We had Journey to Jaburo on PS2 back in the day and it was plagued by terrible controls and the Gundam itself felt clunky and slow.
2. I've always wanted a strategy game set in the Gundam universe. Think something like Advance Wars Gundam or Total War Gundam.
3. Something like FTL Faster Than Light. A game where instead of piloting the mobile suits, you command the battle ship and have to direct the battles, maintain your ship, mobile suits, pilots and crew.
Gundam is a franchise that, despite its popularity (easily bigger than Star Wars within Japan) and the way the series has continued for 40 years at this point, has never really done video games right.
There's a few games that come close. But they've never had that home run.
@Heavyarms55 well sir you just described SD gundam crossray
I'd rather have Super Robot Wars thank you.
@Heavyarms55 Isn’t Super Robot Wars pretty much a strategy Gundam game? Sure, they have other series in there too but Gundam is basically the backbone of the whole series along with Mazinger Z.
Hey namco remember ridge racer tekken and soul calibur we want those on switch pls I appreciate these games have a following but come on
Hmm I’ll wait for this version then. The original is a bit steep.
Robot taisen took all my money last year.
At 5980 yen, yeah ill be getting this one.
@TempestStotm Dude, I feel ya. Federation vs Zeon was my jam back in the day.
So I guess I may keep my 3 copies sealed for now and wait and see if this one also has English subs.
So far have just played Genesis on the PS4 but was annoyed that in my second mission (OYW campaign) had to call in an unidentified mech and ship that was never in the series (or franchise for that matter).
It is a shame cos Gundam has the setting, designs and charas to make a truly epic, high wuality game if the funding for a skilled developer was provided. I myself would like a tactical 3rd person style game (predominantly singleplayer) where you control a MS Team in large detailed battlefields or a high speed combat game like Zone of the Enders. PS2 era seemingly was the best IMHO.
I keep waiting for Gundam IP to be slotted into the Daemon X Machina framework
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