When you've been critiquing games for as long as I have, it's hard to not be disenchanted and desensitized by all the hyperbole that comes with press releases for new games. It's been a long time since anything has grabbed my attention and got my fanboy juices going, but the drought is over after Namco Bandai and Koei announced Dynasty Warriors: Gundam coming in late summer to the PS3 and Xbox 360.
All it took was the combination of two things I love: Dynasty Warriors and Gundam. The patented Dynasty Warriors battlefield hack-n'-slash gameplay mixed with the rich and complex storyline of the Gundam universe is a match made in fanboy heaven.
When you consider both series have languished creatively for quite some time, this comic-book crossover almost seems crucial. Here's hoping that the high-tech weaponry and space combat of Gundam will reinvigorate that Dynasty Warriors gameplay in a big way and Dynasty Warriors proven formula will provide Gundam with a game that's engaging and transcends the usual licensed title follies.
In the meantime, enjoy these screenshots.