Big news for fans of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury, Bandai Namco has announced that the XVX-016 Gundam Aerial along with Suletta Mercury are coming to SD Gundam Battle Alliance.

XVX-016 Gundam Aerial is the mobile suit piloted by Suletta Mercury in Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury. In the series, it’s one of the few mobile suits that use the GUND Format, a system that has been banned because of the harm it does to the pilot. 

Starting May 11th, players will get the chance to pilot the XVX-016 Gundam Aerial and fight alongside Suletta Mercury.

SD Gundam: Battle Alliance brings the concept of the SD series into a fast-paced third-person squad-based experience. Players get the chance to relive iconic moments from the series while characters are swapped into the action. Check out our review of the game to have an idea of what to expect. 

Gundam is a media franchise that follows an interstellar conflict involving mobile suits. The franchise includes the main series followed by numerous spin-offs along with video games and models (dubbed Gunpla). The original series, Mobile Suit Gundam, follows the One Year War between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon.

The Witch From Mercury is the first Gundam series in almost seven years, with Iron-Blooded Orphans being the last one released in 2015. Set in the Ad Stella (A.S.) universe, the story follows Suletta Mercury and her journey through a galaxy in turmoil. 

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