Arc System Works has revealed new information about a previously unknown release, coming to the Americas later this month.

Here’s the official description of the game from the press release;

“Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo takes this powerful truth to heart, and plops you into the pilot’s seat of a big robot so you can punch, shoot, and otherwise destroy hordes of evil machines. Arc System Works, developer of world-class fighting games such as the Guilty Gear and BlazBlue series, is bringing its brand new Mech-Action RPG to the West on PlayStation Vita.

As one of the members of FREYA, the robot-fightin’-est outfit on the planet, you’ll use your GEAR (good robot) to beat the ever-loving snot out of the RAGE (bad robots, anagram of “GEAR”). And these mechanics just wouldn’t be RPG-inspired if they didn’t involve picking parts off the metallic corpses of your defeated foes and bolting them onto your own rattling, death-dealing hulk of steel! So naturally you can do that too.

Sound interesting, Mecha fans?

How about a look at some screens?

Not enticing enough?

Check out the trailer below for a better idea of how the game will look and play;

And feast your eyes on some of the game’s most intriguing features;

  • Blades, chainsaws, laser cannons, pile bunkers, and many other weapons for your fightin’ robot.
  • Scores of different parts to make your GEAR match your fighting style.
  • Tense story mode that documents humankind’s last, desperate struggle for survival.
  • Play the mission-based story progression or fight arena-mode versus AI.
  • DLC with new armor, weapons, and missions.
  • Giant.
  • Freaking.
  • Robots.

Well, you heard the man; GIANT. FREAKING. ROBOTS. …but you may be wondering about price, right? No worries there, as this one’ll be a cool $14.99 when it hits the PlayStation Store as a digital download.

Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo is set to hit North America (including Canada), and South America March 24th, with no word yet on a European release.

  • Timberman

    Interresting. Wasn’t expecting this at all!

  • Great price, great art, Front Mission vibes… SOLD!

  • Karl Smith

    Another ASW game that Europe won’t get. Great. -___-

  • Lester Paredes

    Oh, you had me at giant robots. This looks good. I hope it is, because Armored Core is too clunky for me. Sure wish Squeenix would make a new Front Mission game… I guess I’ll be playing Front mission 3 until this comes out!

  • Buckybuckster

    A very nice surprise! Front mission vibes are high with this one. Gawd my wallet needs a break!

  • Buckybuckster

    I think you all across the pond should get it. With the Vita in Europe outperforming sales in NA, seems to me it would be illogical not to release it over there.

    I know, when has any decision concerning the Vita been done with any resemblance of logic? Trust me, I will celebrate the day when that happens!

    • Chizu

      Trouble is, I do not believe Arc publish in the EU at all, even digitally, so we need someone else to publish it. Which adds delays.
      Lately weve had plenty of things releasing the day after the us releases, but some of the more niche things we may not be so lucky.
      I do hope to see this one coe out, cause it looks pretty interesting.

      • Karl Smith

        One Company who can publish ASW games for Europe. NIS America.

    • Karl Smith

      We did get Fantasy Hero, Arcana Hearts 3: Love Max!!! (Even a Vita port) and Magical Beat from ASW however after their US releases in 3 months. But not Blazblue CP (Vita version) and Guilty Gear Xrd due to lack of publisher and PQube won’t even publish Arc’s games anymore.

      With this being a digital only title, there is a slight chance it will get a European release but later this year.