|- The World of Gundam -|
To escape an increasingly overcrowded Earth, world leaders gathered together and pooled their resources to construct cylindrical colonies, called Sides, that could indefinitely sustain millions of space-dwelling humans. When humans took to the stars to start new lives, the designation Universal Century marked the passing of years - the year U.C. 01 saw humankind embarking on a bold emigration to space. As the decades passed, Earth succeeded in transplanting most of the population to space.
Years after the first colonies became populated, the spaceborn people of the Federation, called spacenoids, began to yearn for independence from the Earth homeworld. One of the most powerful collection of colonies, Side 3, began a nationalistic movement for independence. Under the charismatic leader Zeon Zum Daikun, the people of Side 3 declared their independence from Earth and formally changed their name to the Republic of Zeon. Tension between the Earth Federation and Zeon increased over the years. In the year U.C. 68, Daikun died under mysterious circumstances. His trusted advisor, Degin Sodo Zabi, assumed the mantle of leadership, creating a new government for Side 3 called the Duchy of Zeon.
When the smoke had cleared and the battle lines settled, both Zeon and the Federation found that their resources and forces had been depleted. The two sides began gearing up for another long series of battles. By this time, Zeon had become entrenched on several continents of the Earth: Asia, Europe, and North America. The Federation still maintained a strong fleet and its well fortified Jaburo base in South America.
Gundam 0079: The War For Earth begins in late September, in the year U.C. 0079, just as Zeon and the Federation are preparing for another major war. Zeon intelligence has learned that the Federation has created a new prototype series of Mobile Suits and that they are hidden on a secret military base within a Side 7 colony. A small team of Zeon Mobile Suits, called Zaks, are attempting to destroy the prototype Federation Mobile Suits before they can be used against the Duchy of Zeon. Led by the infamous Shar Aznabull, the Zaks have already attacked Side 7 and have found the military base where the Gundam Mobile Suit is located. The player, caught in the middle of this surprise attack, coincidentally drives off the road and speeds into the military base. The game begins with the civilian player discovering Gundam, just as a Zak tears into the hanger.
It is a critical time for the Federation. If a brave pilot could wield Gundam
against Zeon, it could tip the scales of war in Earth's favor. Without a skilled
pilot, the powerful Zeon army will eventually triumph and conquer the Earth.
|Gundam 0079 » Product Information | Gallery | Technical Support | Reviews | The Making of | World of Gundam | Links|
|Presto Home » Titles | Links | Cool Stuff | Forum | Support | About Presto » Blog | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube|