Gundam apps for iOS surface at Tokyo Game Show

Out of the Toyko Game Show and onto the Internet sneak a trio of hands-on videos for three Mobile Suit: Gundam-themed iOS apps.

Mobile Suit: Gundam games on iOS devices? That's enough to make me want to switch platforms!
Mobile Suit: Gundam games on iOS devices? That's enough to make me want to switch platforms! Screenshot by Antuan Goodwin/CNET

Out of the Toyko Game Show and onto the Internet sneak a trio of hands-on videos for three Mobile Suit: Gundam-themed iOS apps. It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of giant Japanese robots, specifically those from the Gundam anime franchise--there are more than 30 Gundam action figures/models littering my desk as I write--so I'm excited to see these apps in action.

Two of the demonstrated applications are games. Gundam Fighting Spirit is a stylized 2D-fighting game where players battle their favorite giant roboto against one another. Gundam G Generation Touch is a slower paced, turn-based strategy RPG populated with supercute versions of the same 'bots. The third app, NDAM Tool Box, presents what appears to be the cockpit of the titular Gundam mech, through which users are presented with shortcuts to other apps such as Safari or Mail.

These apps will be available on iOS devices in Japan in the coming months, but there's no word if we'll ever see a U.S. release. However, if my obsession with Gundam has taught me anything, it's that (for now) this franchise will remain strictly import-only. Check out Gundam Fighting Spirit in action in the embedded video below. The dialogue is in Japanese, but you'll still get an idea of what's going on:

Two more videos of Gundam G Generation Touch and NDAM Tool Box are after the jump.

(Source: TouchArcade. Thanks to Twitter user @jimtay for the tip.)

 

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