Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gundam Unicorn PS3 Priced & Dated

The PS3 Gundam Unicorn game will be released on 08. March 2012. The regular edition will sell for 40,50 yen, and the special edition will sell for 7,980 yen.

Those figures may not mean much to some of you, but they're pretty disappointing. Most full games sell closer to 8000 yen in Japan, with smaller, less complete offerings being priced closer to 5000 yen--like the Macross Frontier "demo" games that came bundled with the blu-ray editions of The False Songstress and Wings of Goodbye, respectively. This does not bode well for the amount of content in the game.

So it's probably not wise to expect any multiplayer, is what I'm saying.


Anyway, for those curious, the special edition will include a number of... pretty cool extras, actually. There'll be a blu-ray "collectors disc," some short books about the first three Unicorn books (stuff like concept art, staff interviews, and the like) a music video, and perhaps most interestingly of all, a new (probably very short) Fukui novelization of the Sinanju Stein incident that will be in the game as a DLC scenario, as mentioned earlier.

My expectations for this game just keep rising and falling. All of the information and screenshots look great, but the lower-than-average retail price and the obscene number of extras included with the release make me think they're trying to draw attention away from a game that may either be seriously light on content, or dangerously bad.

Gundam UC is, after all, being developed by FROM software, who are notoriously inconsistent when it comes to quality--these guys brought us both ACE:R and Dark Souls, after all.

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