Guess what, Gundam 0081 is apparently a PS3 game. Yep, it looks like those scans showing a post OYW scenario that most people assumed were for a new TV series to celebrate the franchise’s 30th anniversary were actually promotional art for a game called Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record U.C 0081. In a way this kind of makes sense to me since usually the RX-78 variants feature most prominetly in games such as with the RX-78-4 and RX-78-5 in the Thoroughbred scenario for Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space and the RX-78-6 Mudrock Gundam in Lost War Chronicles, both for the PS2. Seeing as how this game appears to be the successor to Lost War Chronicles it only makes sense that the RX-78-7 would be the next suit in line to feature in a Gundam action game. Well anyway here are the relevant Famitsu Scans:
Some info on the plot as well as what appears to be a mention of backwards compatability with Lost War Chronicles
Character bios and some spoilers on the first few missions in the game
Some specs for the Gundam Unit 07 as well as mention of an online mode.
And so the wait for any official news on a new Gundam TV Series or OVA continues, (though with Bandai President Kazunori Ueno stating that “there are no plans to broadcast another Gundam television series in 2009.” it seems like the latter is the only remaining bet and a slim one at that) and all I can say for this game is that I damn well hope for the sake of Gundam fans everywhere that it’s better than Crossfire because wow did that game suck……