What's New in Gundam Musou 3
Check out the Partner Strike and Energy Dash systems. Plus, the latest Mobile Suit images.
Namco Bandai's latest Gundam Musou/Dynasty Warriors Gundam media blast came with some details on what's new for the game. These new features were shown in the Tokyo Game Show 2010 playable demo, so Musou pros may have picked up on them then.
As with past Gundam Musou games, Gundam Musou 3 uses the "field system." The areas of play are split into fields, some with special facilities. Conquer these special fields and you could gain some advantages.
Examples of facilities include the "Catapult." Conquer the field with this facility, and you'll gain the ability to jump instantly to other fields. There's also the Communications Facility. Capture this, and you'll be able to call out reinforcements.
New elements for Gundam Musou 3 include:
During battle, you can call out a character as a partner. Each partner gives different benefits and has its own cinematic way of showing up on the battle field. Wing Gundam Zero's Heero Yuy attacks your current target with his beam, making him good for use against a boss. Psycho Gundam's Four Murasame does a wide spread attack, useful for conquering a particular field.
To use the Partner Strike, you'll need to build up a partner gauge. This can be done by collecting "Partner Call" items by defeating enemies or by conquering an Outpost Facility field. You can use the Partner Strike when the gauge is full.
Gundam Musou lets players make more advanced use of thrusters. You can perform a dash during standard attacks and while undergoing damage (while in the middle of damage motion). This allows you to more skillfully evade attack and perform previously impossible combos. To use the Energy Dash during your attacks, press Square (X on X360) to attack, then X (A on X360) to cancel the attack and dash.
Outside of these gameplay systems, Namco Bandai also shared new Mobile Suits images and provided a glimpse at the game's intro.
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