Arc System Works has announced Damascus Gear: Saikyo Exodus HD Edition, a high-definition version of the March-launched PS Vita title with expanded content, for PlayStation 4 and PC. The PlayStation 4 version will launch on August 29 in Japan, while the PC version will launch via Steam this winter.
In Damascus Gear: Saikyo Exodus HD Edition, the player pilots a robot called a “Gear” in order to repay his debt of 100 million Eyn within the span of a month.
Players can freely customize their Gear for battle from eight parts with an abundance of variations. Powerful parts can be stolen from enemies during missions to strengthen the player’s robot. Parts have special effects known as “characteristics,” and by combining parts and characteristics, players can build a Gear suited to their strategy. More than 45 types of robots and 2,400 types of parts that didn’t appear in Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo have been added.
Once the players establishes their Gear, they will fight rival Gears to win large amounts of money and pay back their debt, rank up, and take on higher difficulty missions to earn more valuable parts. Additionally, there are more elements to develop the player character.
New elements in the HD Edition include high-definition image quality, the addition of a new dropped item called a “Rare Chip” that can be exchanged for valuable parts at the shop, new end-game content that can be challenged by meeting certain conditions, and balance adjustments to the game overall that make it easier to play.
Additionally, when the PlayStation 4 version launches on August 29 in Japan, the PS Vita original will be updated to version 1.02, which will add the new content and balance adjustments from the HD Edition.
Watch the announcement trailer below.