Namco Bandai is taking a bold step into the console free-to-play space with a licensed multiplayer shooter.
Called Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation, the downloadable PlayStation 3 title is being developed by license veterans B.B. Studio.
The online shooter supports up to 12 players in six-on-six teams deathmatch. Players have several weapons to choose from, text chat, and a radar to locate foes.
Namco Bandai expects to launch the game in Japan at the end of June. The publisher announced the game in Famitsu this week, via Siliconera, but gave no insight into how it intends to recoup costs.