There’s a new free-to-play Gundam game heading to consoles — in Japan, at least.

Bandai Namco has announced Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation Next for the PlayStation 3 and 4, and judging by the trailer, it’s full of rock ’em, sock ’em robot action. There’s even a beta currently underway that you can get in on if you have a Japanese account for PS3 or PS4.

If you’re a Gundam fan in the West, however… well, it might be a long, or even perpetual wait. There’s no word as to whether this game will be coming to our shores anytime soon. When it does, Bandai Namco would be crazy not to offer a Founder’s/Early Access Pack for $100,000 or so that includes your own full-size Gundam. CRAZY.

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. Bratwurst on May 1, 2015

    And once again Japan screws us over.

  2. Cloak on May 1, 2015

    And this is why I think I was born in the wrong place.

  3. doubletriple on May 1, 2015

    oh looky looky isn’t that exsteel coming back?

  4. Cryght on April 30, 2015

    we do… its just called gundam SD fighters….. id rather get this one over SD

    • commanderhavoc on May 1, 2015

      Same here.
      If I’m gonna play a Gundam game, I would have one that don’t have super deformed ones like that.

    • mrcuddles on May 1, 2015

      SD gundam capsule fighters isn’t exactly a MMO tho. But I too, prefer a more mature theme of gundam.

    • Preciel on May 2, 2015

      I’d rather get the SD one with paint, part customization over a gundam where everyone is piloting first gundam

  5. aet on April 30, 2015

    Ugly console crap!