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Another Century's Episode R Dated

Namco Bandai shares final release info, screens and a mech list for its ACE revival.


Namco Bandai announced today a final release date of August 19 for Another Century's Episode R. The PS3 exclusive will be priced at ¥8,379.

Another Century's Episode R is the first non-PlayStation 2 entry in the ACE series of mech action games. First announced in early April, the game is, like its predecessors, developed as a cooperative project between the Super Robot Wars series production staff and From Software.

Joining the date announcement, Namco Bandai shared an updated playable mech list. Here's the current list of mechs, with pilots:

Super Dimension Century Orguss

  • Orguss (Kei Katsuragi)
  • Orugss II (Olson D. Verne)
  • Nikick (Athena Henderson)

Z Gundam

  • Z Gundam (Kamille Bidan)
  • Hyaku Shiki (Quattro Bajeena)
  • Dijeh (Amuro Ray)

Gundam: Char's Counterattack

  • Nu Gundam (Amuro Ray)

Crossbone Gundam

  • Crossbone Gundam X1 Kai (Kincaide Nau)
  • Crossbone Gundam X3 (Tobia Arronax)

Gundam Seed Destiny

  • Destiny Gundam (Shinn Asuka)
  • Strike Freedom Gundam (Kira Yamato)
  • Infinite Justice Gundam (Athrun Zala)

Overman King Gainer

  • King Gainer (Gainer Sanga)
  • Dominator (Cynthia Lane)

Full Metal Panic

  • ARX-7 Arbalest (Sousuke Sagara)
  • M9 Gun Mao (Melissa Mao)
  • M9 Gun Spark Kurz (Kurz Weber)
  • Bontakun

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

  • Lancelot Conquester (Suzaku Kururugi)
  • Lancelot Albion (Suzaku Kururugi)
  • Guren Flight-Enabled Version (Kallen Kouzuki)
  • Guren S.E.I.T.E.N. Eight Elements (Kallen Kouzuki)
  • Shinkiro (Zero)
  • Akatsuki Command Model Zikisan (C.C.)

Genesis of Aquarion

  • Solar Aquarion (Apollo)
  • Aquarion Mars (Sirius de Alisia)
  • Aquarion Luna (Silvia de Alisia)

Macross Zero

  • VF-0A (Shin Kudo)

Maccross F

  • VF-25F (Alto Saotome)
  • VF-25F Super Pack (Alto Saotome)
  • VF-25F Armored Pack (Alto Saotome)
  • VF-25S (Ozma Lee)
  • VF-25S Super Pack (Ozma Lee)
  • VF-25S Armored Pack (Ozma Lee)
  • VF-25G (Michael Blanc)
  • VF-25G Super Pack (Michael Blanc)
  • RVF-25 (Luca Angeloni)
  • RVF-25 Super Pack (Luca Angeloni)
  • Queadluun-Rher (Clan Clang)

The game's official site was also updated today with information on a bonus item. The first run of the game will include a product code that lets you download Z Gundam 3. This mech can be obtained through standard play, but with the product code, you'll be able to use it from the prologue.

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