Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3

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Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3
Basic Information
Video Game
Koei, Omega Force
Namco Bandai
Dynasty Warriors
Action RPG, Hack-and-Slash
PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Retail Features
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3
Play Information
European Union European Release Date(s)
PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
July 12011
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
June 282011
Australia Australian Release Date(s)
PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
July 122011
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
December 162010
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Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3, known in Japan as Gundam Musou 3 (ガンダム無双3 Gundam Musō 3?) is a tactical action video game based on the Gundam anime series, and the sequel to 2008's Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2. It is developed by Koei/Omega Force and is published by Namco Bandai. The game was revealed in the September issue of Famitsu.[1]

Differences from prior games[edit | edit source]

From previous Dynasty Warriors titles[edit | edit source]

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam follows in the style of previous Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors games as an action-oriented hack and slash with some tactical elements. However, both Dynasty Warriors: Gundam games have unique gameplay mechanics and twists that set them apart from the core Dynasty Warriors series. The greatest of these is the core content: rather than using characters and story from the novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the games draw their material from across the various Mobile Suit Gundam anime series. Another change is the player's choice of pilots and mecha independent of each other, allowing the ability to use any combination of man and machine.

There are also changes in gameplay: players are given more ranged combat options than in other Dynasty Warriors games, although melee combat is still the focus of the game. Units in Dynasty Warriors: Gundam are much more mobile, using their thrusters to dash, jump in mid-air, and (for some) even fly.

From previous Dynasty Warriors: Gundam titles[edit | edit source]

Screenshots and promotional renders for the game show a new, cel-shaded graphical style that brings the series visually closer to its animated roots, along with a new streamlined HUD that minimizes screen clutter. A brief article from Siliconera also revealed that the enemy AI (a commonly criticized weak point in the Dynasty Warriors franchise) has been revamped, with enemy units now gaining the ability to reinforce and support each other in combat. Aside from this, very little is known of the game at this time, with more details expected to surface at Tokyo Game Show 2010.

Featured Mobile Suits and Series[edit | edit source]

All series and units from Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 have been confirmed to return for the series' third entry. Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 also marks the debut of units from Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, After War Gundam X, and Mobile Suit Gundam 00.

Playable Mobile Suits[edit | edit source]

New Mobile Suits are marked with † are new, playable units to the series, and N/A marks the series with no MS confirmed at the time.

Mobile Suit Gundam

  • RX-78-2 Gundam (Amuro Ray)
  • MS-06S Zaku II Commander Type (Char Aznable)
  • MS-06F Zaku II (Crown)
  • MS-14S Gelgoog Commander Type (Char Aznable Custom) (Char Aznable)
  • MS-14 Gelgoog
  • MSN-02 Zeong (Char Aznable)
  • YMS-15 Gyan (M'Quve)
  • RX-77-2 Guncannon (Kai Shiden, Hayato Kobayashi
  • MS-07B Gouf (Ramba Ral)
  • MS-09 Dom/MS-09R Rick-Dom (Black Tri Stars)
  • RB-79 Ball
  • MSM-07 Z'Gok
  • MSM-07S Z'Gok Commander type (Char Aznable)
  • RGM-79 GM

Mobile Suit Variations

  • MS-06V Zaku Tank
  • MS-07H Gouf Flight Type
  • MS-14S Gelgoog Commander Type (Johnny Ridden Custom) (Johnny Ridden)

Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket

  • RGM-79G GM Command

Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory

  • Unknown at this time, though the series has been confirmed to appear.

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

  • MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam (Kamille Bidan, Judau Ashta, Roux Louka)
  • MSN-00100 Hyaku Shiki (Quattro Bajeena, Beecha Oleg)
  • RX-178 Gundam Mark II (AEUG Colors) (Kamille Bidan, Emma Sheen, Elle Viano)
  • RX-178 Gundam Mark II (Titans Colors) (Jerid Messa, Kacrikan Cacooler, Kamille Bidan, Emma Sheen)
  • RX-160 Byalant (Jerid Messa)
  • PMX-003 The O (Paptimus Scirocco)
  • AMX-004 Qubeley (Haman Karn
  • RX-139 Hambrabi (Yazan Gable, Ramsus Hasr, Dunkel Cooper)
  • PMX-001 Palace Athene (Reccoa Londe)
  • PMX-002 Bolinoak Sammahn (Sarah Zabiarov)
  • NRX-055 Baund Doc (Rosamia Badam, Jerid Messa)
  • RMS-099 Rick Dias (Apolly Bay, Emma Sheen, Amuro Ray, Quattro Bajeena, Roberto)
  • RMS-179/RGM-79R GM II
  • MSA-03 Nemo
  • RMS-106 Hi-Zack (Jerid Messa, Kacrikan Cacooler)
  • RMS-108 Marasai (Jerid Messa, Kakrikan Cacooler)
  • RMS-154 Barzam
  • AMX-103 Gaza C (Haman Karn)

Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ

Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack

  • RX-93 Nu Gundam (Amuro Ray)
  • MSN-04 Sazabi (Char Aznable)
  • MSN-03 Jagd Doga (Gyunei Guss Colors) (Gyunei Guss)
  • MSN-03 Jagd Doga (Quess Paraya Colors) (Quess Paraya)
  • RGZ-91 Re-GZ (Kayra Su, Chan Agi, Amuro Ray)
  • RGM-89 Jegan (Kayra Su, Hathaway Noa)
  • AMS-119 Geara Doga
  • AMS-119 Geara Doga (Rezin Schnyder colors) (Rezin Schnyder)

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

  • Gundam Unicorn (Unicorn Mode) (Banagher Links) †
  • Gundam Unicorn (Destroy Mode) (Banagher Links)[2]

Mobile Suit Gundam F91

  • F91 Gundam Formula 91 (Seabook Arno)

Mobile Suit Victory Gundam

  • LM314V21 Victory 2 Gundam (Üso Ewin)
  • ZMT-S33S Gottrlatan (Katejina Loos)

Mobile Fighter G Gundam

  • GF13-017NJII God Gundam[3] (Domon Kasshu)
  • GF13-001NHII Master Gundam (Master Asia)

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

  • XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero[4] (Heero Yuy, Milliardo Peacecraft)
  • OZ-13MS Gundam Epyon (Milliardo Peacecraft, Heero Yuy)

After War Gundam X

  • Unknown at this time, though the series has been confirmed to appear.

Turn A Gundam

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny

  • ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam (Kira Yamato)
  • ZGMF-X19A Infinite Justice Gundam (Athrun Zala, Lacus Clyne)
  • ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam (Shinn Asuka)

Mobile Suit Gundam 00

  • 00 Raiser (Setsuna F. Seiei)†
  • Reborns Gundam (Ribbons Almark)†

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.siliconera.com/2010/09/07/gundam-musou-3-beam-sabers-ps3-and-xbox-360-this-winter/
  2. Unknown if both Unicorn Gundam (Unicorn mode) and Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode) are separate Playable MS or if Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode) is accessed via Unicorn Gundam (Unicorn Mode)
  3. Burning Gundam in the international release
  4. Anime series version

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