Bandai Namco has released new information and screenshots on New Gundam Breaker introducing real-time customization battles, the Gunbre High School setting, and more.
Get the details below.
■ Real-Time Customization Battles
In previous entries in the Gundam Breaker series, Gunpla parts you steal from enemies were attached during customization parts after a battle ends, but in New Gundam Breaker you can change equipment during battle. Get the parts you want and equip it on the spot!
—If you destroy an enemy Gunpla, they will drop their parts! And if you pick them up…
—Parts will stock up at the bottom of the screen.
—If you select the part you want, you can equip it instantly. (Here, the Gundam’s head part becomes Zaku II’s head part.)
The Scramble for Parts is a Scramble for Skills
Since every Gunpla part has an EX Skill in New Gundam Breaker, with the head, torso, arms, legs, backpack, and shield equipped, you can have a “maximum of six” EX Skills in battle. During battle, the EX Skills you can use will unlock as you level up.
—The lower right of the screen shows the EX Skills you can use, and the head, torso, arms, legs, backpack, and shield each have an EX Skill.
—Each time you level up, a lock is opened and an EX Skill becomes available. Start work on raising your level early on in the battle by defeating enemies.
—If the EX Skills of the parts you steal from an enemy are powerful, then use them to your advantage!
■ Gunbre High School
The setting of New Gundam Breaker is an academy involved in the large-scale university town plan aimed at fostering talent specialized in Gunpla production and battle. As the protagonist who transfers to Gunbre High School, you are expected to live a school life to master the art of Gunpla, but gradually get dragged into trouble in a school full of unique students.
Yui Mikagura (3rd Year) (voiced by Nao Touyama)
“Please, lend me your strength… I cannot afford to lose by any means!”
Once a member of the student council, she is kind to everyone and popular in the minds of the students. Her brave behavior can be somewhat unreasonable at times, and she also has a frail side that relies on the protagonist, who is her childhood friend.
◆ Rival Characters
Gunbre High School is full of various unique rival students. Win through Gunpla battles alongside your childhood friend Yui, who is one year older than yourself.
Masumi Shiroi (3rd Year) (voiced by Daichi Hayashi)
“I’ll win with my special Gunpla, which is packed with my stylish coating craft!
He is usually gentle, but gets a little troublesome when he’s angry. He was originally studious, but…
Daisuke Sena (3rd Year) (voiced by Tomoaki Maeno)
“So you’re the rumored transfer student, huh? I want to see you struggle as much as possible.”
He believes that rule by power is just, and has an extremely tough attitude towards the weak.
Yuuki Shiina (3rd Year) (voiced by Toshiki Masuda)
“Will it entertain me?”
A student who lost his passion for Gunpla, and lives his student days in spiritless boredom.
Shogo Morita (3rd Year) (voiced by Masaya Onosaka)
“Strength is justice! I’m going to prove it!”
He is sarcastic and always smug, but surprisingly may not be that bad of a person.
Shimon Sakaki (2nd Year) (voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi)
“I’ll show you that a difference in the amount of funds invested will equal a key difference in battle strength!”
He is narccisistic and toots his own horn, but is not so firm against those stronger than himself.
■ Gameplay Video
Here is an alternate version of the gameplay demo shown off at Taipei Game Show 2018:
New Gundam Breaker is due out worldwide for PlayStation 4 in 2018.
View the screenshots at the gallery.