Since 1994, the PlayStation Partner Awards are presented to commercially successful Japanese and Asian games released on the PlayStation. Sony Interactive Entertainment recently announced winners of their 2022 event, honoring titles released from October 2021 to September 2022.
Bandai Namco Entertainment’s Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2 has received its third consecutive Partner Award. Beginning in 2012, Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2 is the third installment in the Gundam Battle Operation game series, following Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation and Gundam: Battle Operation NEXT.
Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2 is a free-to-play battle action game featuring over 350 mobile suits where players can enjoy realistic mecha combat on the battlefield. By February 2021, the game exceeded four million downloads.
In order to celebrate winning PlayStation Partner Awards for three consecutive years, the Battle Operations will be rewards its players with Special Supply Drops from December 2 to December 22.
“It is such a pleasure to be receiving the Partner Award. We would like to thank all our pilots around the world for making it possible to receive such a wonderful award for three years in a row. Our entire operations team will continue putting our efforts into providing you with a better pilot experience. In addition, Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2 is running a GBO Winter Festival 2022 on December 1, and we hope that you will take this opportunity to play the game.”– Hiroki Kurachi, Producer, Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.
Battle Operation 2 began celebrating its 4th anniversary in July by adding the iconic RX-0 Unicorn Gundam, along with other mobile suits, from the widely successful Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn anime series.
In October 2021, Bandai Namco announced a spin-off title to Battle Operation 2, Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation: Code Fairy.
Releasing to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 with the same battle system as Gundam Battle Operation 2, Code Fairy is a departure in the Gundam Battle Operation series, featuring an anime storyline. The game tells an original story surrounding the “Noisy Fairy” – a secret unit led by pilot cadet Alma Stilner and under the direct control of Kycilia Zabi of the Principality of Zeon. During the “One Year War,” the unit struggles to break through into the continent of North America which is where the game’s story picks up. Code Fairy is said to be a tale of unbreakable bonds formed in the midst of the brutality of war.
Masayoshi Tanaka(Anohana, Darling in the FRANXX) serves as character designer for the game, with Kyoshi Takigawa on mechanical designs, and Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative’s Toshikazu Yoshizawa directs the project as well as animation direction and storyboards. Popular anisong artist Maon Kurosaki performs the game’s theme songs “Fly high the ’Fairy’” and “Lights.”.