Bandai Namco announces registration is now underway for closed beta testing of SYNDUALITY ECHO OF ADA, an anime mech shooter that will offer PvPvE combat for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 5. Testing will run from March 28 though April 1 and more details and signups are on the Official Site. For a look at gameplay we have the CBT Announcement & Gameplay Trailer. Here's the pitch:
Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. is inviting potential CRADLECOFFIN Drifters to participate in the upcoming SYNDUALITY™ ECHO OF ADA™ closed beta test, with registrations now open. The extraction shooter, set in a dystopian futuristic world where humans and AI must cooperate to survive, will have limited slots available for players to be among the first to venture into the ruins of Amasia to fight both environmental threats and human enemies, reap rewards, and escape with all the AO Crystals they can carry. As a CRADLECOFFIN mech pilot, players will be able to bring their choice of Magus into battle - an AI companion that provides useful combat information including radar locations, resource tracking, combat assistance, and more. They can also select from a wide variety of chassis, arms, and legs, with two weapons as well to optimize their loadout for each sortie. The CBT for SYNDUALITY ECHO OF ADA will run March 28 through April 1 on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam®.

SYNDUALITY ECHO OF ADA takes place in 2222, years after a mysterious poisonous rain called “The Tears of the New Moon” wiped out most of humanity and birthed deformed creatures that now hunt the remaining population. In this PvPvE extraction shooter, players will step in the shoes of Drifters, daring mech pilots who make a living collecting AO crystals, a rare resource. They pilot mechs – CRADLECOFFINS – with a Magus, an AI partner, who helps them in battle with unique combat abilities. A player’s Magus also provides directions, hints, and warnings to the player to help them safely navigate the ruins in order to survive…and keep the loot they collect. The CRADLECOFFIN are parts and weapon loadouts are highly customizable to fit every player’s gameplay style.