This one slipped under the radar. NCSX has Axis no Kyoui V up for orders already. I had only heard rumors of this game (for PS2) until now.
For those of you not familiar with the “Ghiren’s Greed” games, they take place in U.C., and up until now, usually encompassed the One Year War up to the Gryps Confilict. The player assumes the role of “General” or “Head of State” for either EFSF, Zeon, AEUG or Axis Zeon and you then control pretty much everything involved in the war from Development of military projects to funding for companies like AE, to public moral! They are very involving and time consuming games and true tactical fans will love them!
Kyoui V deals mainly with Axis Zeon, and Char’s rise with Neo Zeon. Once again you can choose which side of the conflict to control, however, the story starts at Advance of Z (pre-Z gundam) through the Mafty Conflict and Hathaway’s Flash.
That means units like the Hazel Gundam, S Gundam and Xi Gundam are now featured as well as Nu and Sazabi!
If you have a good 20 hours to kill, definately check out this game, but be warned, Ghiren’s Greed games have reputation for being “unforgiving” with mistakes.