In a surprise announcement made earlier today, BANDAI NAMCO has confirmed that the 2-on-2 EXTREME VS fighting game that has been rocking Japanese arcades since 2010, will be headed West exclusively for PlayStation 4. Here’s what you need to know before strapping in.
Fans of 2v2 arcade games have a lot to look forward to as the next major one will be headed exclusively to the PlayStation 4 in the shape of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREMES VS. MAXIBOOST ON, which has been officially announced as of today.
Leading anime video game developer and publisher BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. today announced that MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS. MAXIBOOST ON will officially be coming to the Americas for the first time on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. The 2-on-2 EXTREME VS fighting game was originally released exclusively for Japanese arcades in 2010.
While Bandai has not revealed a release date, we do know that the game is headed our way and will feature 2v2 PvP combat alongside 183 playable units from 36 different GUNDAM iterations throughout the history of the franchise. Alongside the massive roster to choose from, Bandai has also revealed players will get to enjoy the same gameplay mechanics players in Japan have been for the past 10 years including all three EX Burst Systems – Fighting, Extend, and Shooting Bursts – as well as the ability to take on each encounter in different manners.
“The EXTREME VS series is known for its high-octane brand of PVP Mobile Suit battles, and MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS. MAXIBOOST ON is primed to take that style of combat to awesome new heights never-before-seen by GUNDAM fans in the Americas,” said Abelina Villegas, Associate Brand Manager at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “We can’t wait for Western fans to get their first taste of the title that’s captivated Japanese arcade-players for years when it finally makes its console debut on the PlayStation 4.”
The game will maintain its original Japanese voiceover dub alongside English subtitles and will allow players to go into 1-4 player online co-op and PvP gameplay options. You can check out the official trailer for MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS. MAXIBOOST ON down below.
Stay tuned as we’ll keep you up-to-date as more information about the upcoming release is made available.
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