More like Fire Emblem of Gundam

Well, no, not really. But when a strategy game called Emblem of Gundam comes along, we're pretty much required to make that joke. The latest Gundam game on the DS explores the history of the Gundam universe while simulating strategic ground battles.

Emblem of Gundam is, at its core, a turn-based strategy game. It also includes a heavy character-driven adventure component, based around conversations between characters. At certain points in the game, you'll be given a choice about which scenario to follow, or, as the game puts it, which "history button" to press.

Expect a lot of story in Emblem of Gundam: the game is designed to add extra perspective to the storylines in Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: A War in the Pocket, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, and Mobile Suit Gundam Z.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.