Sunrise and Bandai Namco have announced Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans – Urðr Hunt, a smartphone app spin-off of the Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans anime television series. Its release date and genre are still “to be announced.” It will be free-to-download with item-based in-app purchases when it launches.
The smartphone app will allow players to enjoy a new story by the staff of the anime television series, as well as an “Original Mode” where characters from the series such as Mikazuki and Olga will appear.
The app’s staff includes:
- Supervisor: Tatsuyuki Nagai
- Series Organizer: Hajime Kamoshida
- Character Design Drafts: Yuu Itou
- Character Design: Michinori Chiba
- Mecha Design: Naohiro Washio, Kanetake Ebikawa, Ippei Gyoubu, Kenji Teraoka, Tamotsu Shinohara
- Art: Kusanagi
- Composer: Masaru Yokoyama
Here is an overview of the story:
Gjallarhorn’s political intervention into the Arbrau Central Parliament expanded with the use of Mobile Suit military force. Tekkadan, a faction of young men from Mars, were the ones who ended the incident.
Word of Tekkadan’s efforts even reached the ears of Wistario Apham, a boy born on the Ladonittsa Colony that floats above Venus. Venus, which was defeated by Mars in the recultivation race, is a remote planet that even the four major economies have shown no interest in. Inhabitants of the planet do not even carry IDs, and it is currently only used as a place of exile for criminals.
Wistario wishes to change the current state of his birthplace. That is when a girl piloting a mech called “Urðr Hunt” appears before him.
Watch the announcement trailer below. Visit the official website here.
(Editor’s Note: Official English spellings for “Urðr Hunt,” “Wistario Apham,” and “Ladonittsa” have yet to be confirmed.)