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Robot Rumble On the PS3 With A.C.E. R

Code Geass, Macross F, and Crossbone Gundam join in on the fun.



Famitsu has recently announced the next game in the Another Century’s Episode line of mecha royal rumbles: Another Century’s Episode R for the Playstation 3. Most importantly, here is the list of anime that will be participating in this slobberknocker:

Super Dimension Century Orguss

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

Char’s Counterattack
Crossbone Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny

Overman King Gainer

Full Metal Panic!

Code Geass R2

Genesis of Aquarion

Macross
Macross Frontier

Banpresto originals

The game so far is 70% complete, and will be released sometime during Summer of 2010, which isn’t too far away at all! Another Century’s Episode or A.C.E. is the love child of Super Robot Wars and Armored Core. It is a fast-paced 3D action game that feature mecha from many different anime coming together to throw down. Unlike Super Robot Wars, A.C.E. Usually focuses on real robots, as opposed to super robots. Though every once in a while they end up throwing a super robot in there for good measure, like Aquarion for example. Check out a mecha-load of screenshots below.  
 




sotyfan16on April 8, 2010 at 2:49 p.m.

This could be pretty cool. Armored Core is really good in the graphics department and I've been waiting for a legitimate Gundam/other mecha game that would do justice to the anime in terms of story, gameplay, and graphics. I really like that this will be on the PS3, too.

KiraIsLon April 8, 2010 at 3:52 p.m.
:'( i want a ps3 now.
Sigueon April 8, 2010 at 4 p.m.
Day 1 import, assuming it retains the multiplayer and co-op from ACE3. If there's no co-op, the choice is less clear...
HeeroYuyon April 8, 2010 at 6:24 p.m.
ARBALEST! WOOOOO!!!! 
 
This game has already been sold for me.
XChileon April 8, 2010 at 9:47 p.m.
 Awsome......Awsome to the MAX!  

Gawain pls!

cfatalison April 9, 2010 at 12:25 a.m.
SOLD
 
@XChile:
knowing them there would be gawain , it would look like the pallete/sprite swap of nirvash spec 3
 
there's aquarion in there....., i wonder who is the awesome unit there( ACE 2 have feather ark and original with OHKO attack, ACE3 have nirvash3 the map clearer)
Nerxon April 9, 2010 at 1:31 a.m.
Please be in english xD
cfatalison April 9, 2010 at 5:17 a.m.
@Nerx said:
" Please be in english xD "
what you are requesting is inherently equivalent to world peace
Nerxon April 9, 2010 at 6:59 a.m.
@cfatalis: As in damn good and impossible?
cfatalison April 9, 2010 at 7:18 a.m.
@Nerx: more or less
John_Martoneon April 9, 2010 at 12:18 p.m.
@Sigue said:
" Day 1 import, assuming it retains the multiplayer and co-op from ACE3. If there's no co-op, the choice is less clear... "
CO-OP?!?! You just made my knees weak.
metalsnakezeroon April 9, 2010 at 1:36 p.m.
This is a weird mix of robots.
Zeouterlimitson April 9, 2010 at 2:44 p.m.
Interesting mix, but the bullshots have been called out quite a few times.
Lance_McCloudon April 9, 2010 at 2:57 p.m.
I'm not to impressed with the series list. ACE3 was a lot of fun and the cast list was amazing, but this seems like a rather big step back. I'm a huge fan of Full Metal Panic so its nice to see it in there, but for more criticism, it doesn't seem to fit as the past ACE games was all about mecha capable of flight, and in FMP the mecha only achieved this for long distance deployment with temporary jet packs. Judging by the screens, they aren't even using those and letting the Arm Slaves on foot which would be a bit boring but we will see how that pans out I guess. The rest of the series seem to be either overused or are series I personally find boring. SEED Destiny was a disaster as an anime, but it had a lot of ridiculous mech designs that will be nice to try out, and I have the same feeling about Macross Frontier. 
 
But although I'm really disappointed in the cast, there seems to be some points of interest even here, and I'm really happy ACE isnt done as a side franchise to Super Robot Wars. And judging by the screenshots, its going to be really pretty if nothing else. Hopefully they refine the controls some as well. 
Sigueon April 9, 2010 at 3:16 p.m.
@John_Martone said:

" @Sigue said:

" Day 1 import, assuming it retains the multiplayer and co-op from ACE3. If there's no co-op, the choice is less clear... "
CO-OP?!?! You just made my knees weak. "
ACE3 had split-screen co-op and versus. While you weren't able to do all the missions in co-op, it was still delicious mecha co-op action. This is a feature I can't do without.
 
@Nerx said:
" Please be in english xD "
The objectives are always pretty straight-forward and displayed on your map. It isn't particularly difficult to play the game even without knowing any Japanese.
FoxxFireArt moderator on April 9, 2010 at 5:44 p.m.
 @John_Martone said:
" @Sigue said:
" Day 1 import, assuming it retains the multiplayer and co-op from ACE3. If there's no co-op, the choice is less clear... "
CO-OP?!?! You just made my knees weak. "
I'd like to play that game with the Guren. More so since I recently had my PS3 hooked up online. I'm looking forward to really playing some games in co-op.
 
You kind of have to worry though about some of the uber powerful mechs of the series. Such as the Guren SEITEN. I have issues about balancing for this game.
 
It's kind of sad that we might never see this game in the US.
cfatalison April 10, 2010 at 1:09 a.m.
@FoxxFireArt: ACE series never have balancing, some of the mech is USELESS as fuck, some of them can clear the map in 4 minutes, and everything in between, besides the bosss CHEATS
TheHTon April 10, 2010 at 3:02 a.m.
 MACROSS!!!! They need to make a Macross ______ Frontier game for the PS3. Even if they never ever released it outside of Japan, I wouldn't mind cause I'd already have imported it in a heartbeat.
cfatalison April 10, 2010 at 3:12 a.m.
@TheHT: well there's frontier
 
and of course MAC
TheHTon April 10, 2010 at 3:18 a.m.
@cfatalis said:
" @TheHT: well there's frontier  and of course MAC "
D: f'realz, there already are macross games for the ps3? do they play like ace frontier and ultimate frontier for the psp?

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