Namco Bandai has announced that Mobile Suit Gundam will be released on the PS3 later this year.
Set in the latter stages of The One Year War, players will command an entire Mobile Suit battalion for either the Federation or Zeon Mobile Suit Assault Force. A player progression system will enable access to new Mobile Suits and to have the skills of more capable pilots at your disposal.
"Made possible by the immense power of the PlayStation 3 system, 'Mobile Suit Gundam' will take gamers right into the futuristic war zones, brought to life by both CG quality high-definition graphics and ultra realistic destruction physics," said Naruo Uchida, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.'s Vice President. "Along with stylized gameplay and stunning graphics, the opportunity to experience firsthand the epic mobile suit warfare will surely excite any sci-fi fan."
As a commander a wealth of strategic options will be at the player's disposal, and it will be vital to know about specific destructible parts on Mobile Suits, vulnerable enemy facilities, and whether to engage in long or short range combat.
There's no precise release date other than it will be arriving in the US this year, and there's no information on when the game will be released in Europe.