Arc System Works and APlus Games have announced Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD Edition for PlayStation 4 and PC. The mech-action RPG will cost 1,800 yen and launch in Japan for PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store on February 22, and for PC via Steam in spring 2017.
The two companies also announced that a new entry in the series is in development for PS Vita. A teaser website is available here.
Changes in Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD Edition include full HD support, 60 frames per second movement, the inclusion of both parts of the “Old Hero and Broken Gears of Time” downloadable content, and as more after-story in “Hero Creation.”
Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo originally launched for PS Vita in Japan in December 2013, and was localized in North America and Europe in March 2015. Here’s an English overview of the original release:
In the year 2042, the genius scientist Dr. Yui Rich Atsuga unveiled her greatest invention. After that, the world was never the same.
This was the name given to the groundbreaking power system that allowed vehicles to surpass all prior speed and mobility limitations. Scientists around the world scrambled to utilize the highly advanced technology for themselves. With the new system, they built pilotable humanoid robots. These bipedal walking robots, once a distant dream, could outspeed ordinary vehicles. They possessed greater agility than humans, thanks to balancers utilizing the system, and a race to build the best units had begun. These robots were known as [GEAR], derived from the name of the system that unlocked their potential.
…However, Dr. Atsuga’s invention would ultimately lead to humanity’s extinction.
The year is now 2097.
The [GEAR] turn on their human masters. Within two weeks, 80% of the world’s population is annihilated. The remnants of humanity have been forced to live underground.
In order to fight these rogue machines, mankind turns once again to the [GEAR System]. The fate of humanity rests on the upcoming war to recapture the surface. Can the technology that destroyed their civilization be the very thing that gives it a second chance?
- Take part in over 50 pulse-pounding missions in a variety of urban environments
- Upgrade and customize your GEAR with 500+ items to best suit your combat style
- Salvage special parts and weapons from defeated enemies, like machine guns, grenade launchers, and laser cannons
- Available DLC includes new missions and new Armor and Weapon parts for further customization
Visit the PS Vita version’s U.S. PlayStation Store page here.