Fans of the Gundam series will be glad to know that Bandai Namco has no intentions of slowing down with the release of new titles, as it has recently revealed that Gundam Battle: Gunpla Warfare is making its way to Android and iOS.
Bandai Namco got its start in 1955 as Namco and it didn't take long for the company to make a name for itself in the gaming industry when it began creating iconic titles like Pacman. While it has gone on to publish popular JRPG's like Tales of Zestiria and Tales of Berseria, it has an equally long-storied success with the Gundam series of games. Given how many titles have been released by the company in recent years and the fact that mobile gaming is on the rise, this newest announcement isn't all that surprising.
The news comes courtesy of Twinfinite, who also shares a few details about the newest title including the fact that you can already pre-register before its initial release. Additionally, according to Forbes, it will be the first time that the company has released a Gundam series game for Android or iOS in North America. If you're worried about cost, don't be, as Bandai Namco has announced that the game will be free-to-play, though it will have gacha mechanics involved like many free-to-play games in Japan.
The fact that the company has decided to make this newest title an official release inside of North America for the first time shows its confidence that it will be well received in that part of the world. Given that the company hasn't been specific on the technical aspect of the game yet it's hard to say exactly what type of smartphone you will need in order to properly play the game.
Regardless of how you might feel about playing games on your smartphone, it's a good thing for the industry at large. As game designers learn to develop in-depth games for mobile devices, they will, in turn, be able to produce better-optimized titles for smaller consoles like the Switch, leading to an overall better experience for consumers.