This week’s Famitsu contains the first details on an upcoming Gundam title from Namco Bandai. According to the announcement, the game will be called Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation and will be free to download via the PlayStation Network.
Developed by Gundam Memories developer B.B. Studio, the F2P title will be centred around 6-on-6 mech deathmatches. Battle Operation will launch in late June, Namco yet to disclose whether it will launch in other regions or how it profit from the endeavour. We suspect a heavy customisation system which will encourage players to buy flashy combat gear for real cash.
Battle Operation adds to the growing list of free-to-play games available for the PlayStation 3 including. MMOs Free Realms and DC Universe Online have been in circulation for over a year now with EVE spin-off shooter, DUST 514, expected to launch later in 2012.