Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam Next

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Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam Next
Mobile Suit Gundam - Gundam vs. Gundam Next Poster.png
Gundam vs. Gundam Next arcade flyer.
Developer(s) Capcom
Publisher(s) Namco Bandai Games / Banpresto
Platform(s) Arcade, PlayStation Portable
Release date(s)
  • JP March 18, 2009
(Arcade)
  • JP December 3, 2009
(PSP, Mobile Suit Gundam:Gundam vs. Gundam Next Plus)
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Arcade system System 256

Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam Next is the newest in the series of Gundam VS video game series from the Namco Bandai Games, it is the sequel to Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam. On September 15, 2009, Famitsu released gameplay screenshots of the PSP version, Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam NEXT PLUS, which was released on December 3, 2009. A sequel, Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. was released in 2011.

System Changes[edit]

All the features from the previous title remain, including all player-usable units, with the exception that G-Crossover has been removed. A new system Next Dash, which can cancel moves instantly was introduced. Automatic blocking has been replaced by manual blocking. The music theme for Z Gundam, Gundam Wing, Gundam SEED, Gundam SEED Destiny, and Gundam 0083 are changed. Music theme for Gundam 00 has been added, and an additional theme has been added for Mobile Suit Gundam.

Selectable Units[edit]

Mobile Suit without detail information are old units (including PSP version's debuts). For details of old unit please refer to this.

Mobile Suit Gundam[edit]

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam[edit]

BGM:

(Note: The Titans variant of Gundam Mk2 appears in Route F, which was unlocked on April 27, 2009. It was unlocked for player use on Monday May 25, 2009.)

Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ[edit]

(Note: Puru Two's Qubeley Mk-II appears in Route G, which was unlocked on June 15, 2009.)

Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack[edit]

Mobile Suit Gundam F91[edit]

  • F91 Gundam F91
  • XM-07 Vigna Ghina

Mobile Suit Victory Gundam[edit]

  • LM314V21 Victory 2 Gundam <-> LM314V21AB V2 Assault Buster Gundam
  • LM312V04 Victory Gundam
  • ZM-S24G Gedlav (*new*)

Mobile Fighter G Gundam[edit]

  • GF13-017NJII God Gundam (Support Unit Change: GF13-006NA Gundam Maxter)
  • GF13-001NHII Master Gundam
  • GF13-021NG Gundam Spiegel (*new*)
    • Cost: 2000 GP
    • Pilot: Schwarz Bruder (Voiced by Hideyuki Hori)
    • Support Unit: JMF1336R Rising Gundam
  • GF13-050NSW Nobel Gundam (*new*)
    • Cost: 2000 GP
    • Pilot: Allenby Beardsley (Voiced by Narumi Hidaka)
    • Support Unit: GF13-044NNP Mandala Gundam
  • GF13-017NJ Shining Gundam (*new*)
    • Cost: 2000 GP
    • Pilot: Domon Kasshu (Voiced by Tomokazu Seki)
    • Support Unit: GF13-011NC Dragon Gundam

(Note: Shining Gundam appears in Route F, which was unlocked on April 27, 2009. It was unlocked for player use on Monday May 25, 2009.)

New Mobile Report Gundam Wing[edit]

BGM: "Rhythm Emotion" by Two-Mix

After War Gundam X[edit]

  • GX-9900 Gundam X <-> GX-9900DV Gundam X Divider
  • NRX-0013 Gundam Virsago
  • GX-9901-DX Gundam Double X (*new*)
    • Cost: 3000 GP
    • Pilot: Garrod Ran (Voiced by Wataru Takagi)
    • Support Unit: GS-9900 G-Falcon (Docks and fires Twin Satellite Cannon with superarmour)

(Note: Gundam Double X appears as an "Extra stage" boss for Route E of the game, which was unlocked on April 12, 2009. It was unlocked for player use on Monday April 27, 2009.)

Turn A Gundam[edit]

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed[edit]

BGM: "Realize" by Nami Tamaki

(Note: Freedom Gundam was treated as a unit from Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny in the prequel)

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny[edit]

BGM: "Bokutachi no Yukue" by Hitomi Takahashi

(Note: Strike Freedom Gundam appears as the "Final NEXT" stage boss, with access to METEOR unit and special abilities. It was unlocked for player use on April 12, 2009, though it lacks the METEOR and the "boss" qualities/attributes. Its support unit is also different.)

Mobile Suit Gundam 00[edit]

BGM: "Ash Like Snow" by the brilliant green

Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket[edit]

  • MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai
  • RX-78NT-1 Gundam "Alex"
  • MS-18E Kämpfer (*debut in PSP*)

Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory[edit]

BGM: "Men of Destiny" by MIQ

(Note: GP01 is now 1000 GP instead of 2000 in PSP version. GP01Fb is still 2000 GP.)

Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team[edit]

  • RX-79[G]Ez8 Gundam Ez8 (*new*)

(Note: Gundam Ez8 appears in Route G, which was unlocked on June 15, 2009.)

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn[edit]

  • RX-0 Unicorn Gundam (*new*)
    • Cost: 3000 GP
    • Pilot: Amuro Ray/Banagher Links (PSP) Voiced by Koki Uchiyama)
    • Support Unit: RGM-96X Jesta (AC)/RGZ-95 ReZEL (PSP)

(Note: Unicorn Gundam was revealed and playable at an event in Japan.[1] It also appeared in the new Route H [2] unlocked on August 24, and the mobile suit was unlocked on 31st, August, 2009. The lack of a pilot indicates that voice acting work for it has not been finished yet.

Boss Mobile Armours[edit]

Boss units were placed in certain stages in every routes other than D and F. In Final NEXT stage and several other routes, the EX Strike Freedom Gundam boss version will dock in its own METEOR unit and even enter infinite SEED mode at a certain armor level; it can also unleash a unique combo attack, Voiture Lumiere-DRAGOON Issen attack, very fast multi-beam rifle shots(upon charge in its normal boss mode), and mobile support assist that the playable Strike Freedom Gundam doesn't possess.

  • MRX-009 Psyco Gundam
    • Appears in Route: A, E, H
    • Pilot: Four Murasame (Voiced by Yukana Nogami)
    • Support Unit: None
  • MAN-08 Elmeth
    • Appears in Route: B,H
    • Pilot: Lalah Sune (Voiced by Keiko Han)
    • Support Unit: MS-14S Char's Gelgoog
  • NZ-000 Quin Mantha
    • Appears in Route: C, G, H
    • Pilot: Puru Two (Voiced by Chieko Honda)
    • Support Unit: AMX-017 Qubeley Mass Production Type
  • ZMT-S29 Zanneck
    • Appears in Route: E, H
    • Pilot: Fuala Griffon (Voiced by Ai Orikasa)
    • Support Unit: ZM-S06S Zoloat
  • NZ-333 Alpha Azieru
    • Appears in Route: G, H
    • Pilot: Quess Paraya (Voiced by Maria Kawamura)
    • Support Unit: MSN-03 Jagd Doga (Gyunei Guss custom)
  • JDG-00X Devil Gundam (Colony form)
    • Appears in Route: H
    • Pilot: Kyoji Kasshu/Rain Mikamura (No voice)
    • Support Unit: Gundam Heads, Death Army (Death Bats)

(Note: The only unit from the original game to have kept its G-Crossover attack. Also, the lack of a voice actor could suggest that the Devil Gundam simply does not have a pilot. In "G Gundam", the unit was known to be sentient/self-aware, requiring a human under its control not to pilot it, but to give it life.)

PSP version exclusive Mechas[edit]

In the PSP version, Gundam vs Gundam NEXT PLUS, the units from "New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz" and the second season of "Mobile Suit Gundam 00" were the first four mobile suits added. Afterwards, the Zeong from "Mobile Suit Gundam", The O from "Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam," the Kshatriya from "Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn", and the Providence Gundam from "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED" were announced as additional units; new Mobile Armour bosses were also revealed at the same time. Though the Unicorn Gundam was already in the arcade version, NEXT PLUS will now feature a voice actor and picture of the pilot for the unit, as well as a different assist.

  • XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero Custom
    • Cost: 3000GP
    • Pilot:Heero Yuy (Voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa)
    • Support Unit: XXXG-01D2 Gundam Deathscythe Hell Custom
  • XXXG-01S2 Altron Custom (Nataku)
    • Cost: 2000GP
    • Pilot:Chang Wufei (Voiced by Ryuzo Ishino)
    • Support Unit: MMS-01 (OZ-17MS) Serpent (Trowa's unit)
  • CB-0000G/C Reborns Gundam/Cannon/o Gundam
    • Cost: 3000GP/100GP
    • Pilot: Ribbons Almark (Voiced by Tohru Furuya)
    • Support Unit: GNZ-003 Gadessa/Gn-001 Exia
  • PMX-003 The O
    • Cost: 2000GP
    • Pilot: Paptimus Scirocco (Voiced by Bin Shimada)
    • Support Unit: Bolinoak Sammahn
  • MSN-02 Zeong
    • Cost: 2000GP
    • Pilot: Char Aznable (Voiced by Shuichi Ikeda)
    • Support Unit: Gelgoog
  • NZ-666 Kshatriya
    • Cost: 3000GP
    • Pilot: Marida Dela Cruz (Voiced by Yuko Kaida)
    • Support Unit: Geara Zulu
  • ZGMF-X13A Providence Gundam
    • Cost: 2000GP
    • Pilot: Rau Le Creuset (Voiced by Toshihiko Seki)
    • Support Unit: GuAIZ Custom
  • XMA-01 Rafflesia (boss unit)
    • Appears in Route: K
    • Pilot: Carozzo Ronah (aka Iron Mask) (Voiced by Masaki Maeda)
    • Support Unit: Bug weapons (unconfirmed)
  • JMA-0530 WaDom (boss unit)
    • Appears in Route: J
    • Pilot: Poe Aijee (Voiced by Yumiko Nakanishi)
    • Support Unit: None

(Note: It would seem that players do not fight one, but two WaDoms simultaneously. The reason is perhaps because "Turn A Gundam"'s MA was a mass-produced unit, unlike the other bosses in which their respective series showed only one, existing model.)

  • Apsalus III (boss unit)
    • Appears in Route: I
    • Pilot: Aina Sahalin & Ginias Sahalin (Voiced by Kikuko Inoue & Sho Hayami)
    • Support Unit: Gouf Flight Type
  • RX-78GP03 Gundam "Dendrobium Orchis" (boss unit)
    • Appears in Route: L
    • Pilot: Kou Uraki (Voiced by Ryo Horikawa)
    • Support Unit: None

It is widely believed[by whom?] that the Mobile Armour bosses were originally intended to be playable on the PSP version (except Devil Gundam for obvious reasons). The only reliable pieces of information that supports this is the fact that their move lists were removed from the official website shortly after being posted and when hacking the game, players can notice that several of the MAs have victory poses and quotes(which can only be viewed and heard while playing as the MAs themselves via cheats and winning a battle as well as in the Character Illustration gallery). However, only the Zanneck and Alpha Azieru were complete in targeting, victory and post battle quotes.

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