Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation is a free-to-play, multiplayer, third-person shooter on the PlayStation 3. In the game, you join either the Earth Federation or Zeon along with eleven other players for six versus six team-based combat. To win, you capture points, destroy the other side's mobile suits, and destroy your enemy's main base. Win or lose, your gain experience that is put to researching new weapons, armor, and mobile suits.
Of course, like most free-to-play games, Gundam: Battle Operation has a micro-transaction system. This micro-transaction system is built around the idea of "energy units." Each match you play spends an energy unit. You can only hold a maximum of three energy units and you gain one automatically every two hours. Once you are out of energy units, however, you are locked out of play until either your two hours are up or you purchase more energy via the PSN.
To see what the game is like in action, check out the video above. Or as the game is available free to anyone with a Japanese PSN account, feel free to try it for yourself.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation was released on June 28, 2012, for PS3 on the Japanese PlayStation Network. Stay tuned to Kotaku East for the import preview early next week.