The latest Weekly Famitsu magazine has come with a new information batch on New Gundam Breaker. We learn here that Gundam AGE-II Magnum from the upcoming anime Gundam Build Divers is not the only new mobile suit Gunpla added, as Bandai Namco has confirmed more new additions in this batch.
They also explained about the Inner Frame, which turns out to be game-changing as they bring more gameplay features that wouldn't be possible without them in previous Gundam Breaker games. You can read more of that after the jump.
New Mobile Suit Gunplas
New Gundam Breaker adds three new mobile suit Gunplas, all of them coming from the second season of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.
- ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos Lupus Rex
Its Body part has an Alaya-Vijnana system that raises the unit’s reaction time.
- ASW-G-66 Gundam Kimaris Vidar
Its Legs part has an EX skill named Drill Knee where it can pierce enemies with a rotating pile bunker. Its Backpack also has a Dainsleif EX skill.
- ASW-G-01 Gundam Bael
The Body part has an EX skill that raises the unit’s defense power as well as gradually recovering HP, while the Arms part has another EX skill that destroys enemies on a line with a lariat.
Inner Frame is like a skeleton of the Gunpla that lets the user continue battling even after all other body parts have been removed in battles. There are five types of Inner Frame that can be chosen; each type can be distinguished with their color, and they also have different sets of Frame EX Skills and abilities that can be enhanced further the more you use the frame.
The list below explains each of the Inner Frame types, along with the two Frame EX Skills that are available to them.
- Balance (Green) – All stats are balanced, making it an all-rounder that can fit in any roles.
-Supreme Resurrect: Completely recovers HP of your unit, allied units, and all parts
-Skill Blockade: Seals enemy EX skills
- Striker (Red) – Excels in part destroying power and HP, and aims for removing parts by fighting actively in the front line.
-Dead End Impact: A sword technique with high ability to remove parts
-Protect Burst: Prevents from getting incapacitated for a short time
- Gunner (Blue) – Able to launch projectile attacks with high attack power, making it proficient in sniping from far away.
-Hyper Big Gun: A beam attack with high ability to remove parts
-Hyper Mega Sonic Cannon: In addition to the high attack power, enemies hit will also be rendered unable to attack
- Enchant (Yellow) – Has high HP with a tactic of using EX Skills to disrupt enemies.
-Definite Jamming: Uses a jamming wave to render enemies temporarily unable to obtain parts
-Electric Wave: Renders enemies within a range temporarily unable to move
- Search (Pink) – Has high movement speed, making it a good scout unit that uses its mobility to make rounds and quickly snatch parts.
-Range Search: Displays enemies and containers outside of the normal search range on map
-Short Run Storage: Greatly reduces time needed to obtain parts
This is a returning system from past Gundam Breaker games, where after fulfilling certain requirements (in the past games it required you to fill in the Awakening gauge first) your Gunpla will enter an Awakening mode where its stats get enhanced for a short while.
New Gundam Breaker has a Real-Time Customization Battle system where players from each team steal parts from each other and are able to equip their newly obtained parts right away. But to players who prefer staying with their own customized Gunpla, the Awakening system has been also set so that triggering this mode will revert the Gunpla back to its pre-battle customization settings, even after all parts have been changed or removed.
New Gundam Breaker is currently under development by Bandai Namco using Unreal Engine 4 and will be released worldwide exclusively for PlayStation 4 in 2018. An earlier Famitsu magazine issue also had an interview with Bandai Namco that covered various aspects of the game, which we had translated.