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Please note that this is the Gundam Wiki's article on the video game series, Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story THE BLUE DESTINY; if you are looking for the article on the titular mobile suit of this series then you should head to RX-79BD-1 Blue Destiny Unit 1.

Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny is a trilogy of Sega Saturn video games set during the One Year War. The series made it's debut on September 20th, 1996 with an entry entitled Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story I: Blue Fear (戦慄のブルー‎ Senritsu no burū?), on December 6th, 1996 this game received a sequel entitled Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story II: Those Who Inherit Blue (蒼を受け継ぐ者‎ Ao o uketsugu mono?), the series' last entry, Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story III: Those Who Are Judged (裁かれし者‎ Sabaka re shi-sha?), was released on March 7, 1997. Finally, later that year on August 29th, Bandai released the compilation under it's final title of Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny (機動戦士ガンダム外伝 THE BLUE DESTINY Kidō senshi gandamu gaiden THE BLUE DESTINY?).


The MSGSS games are unique among Gundam games in and that rather than placing the player in a behind the shoulder third person view, they instead put the player in a first person view from the inside of the Mobile Suit's cockpit. They also make up the most significant entry in the "gaiden" Gundam games, those not based directly upon characters and events from the animated television series. The series and its heirs, such as Mobile Suit Gundam: Rise from the Ashes, are also known for gameplay that is grittier and more challenging than that of the Gundam games based on existing canon material. One of the primary reasons for this is that the protagonists are not Newtypes, but normal humans and they are forced to use mobile suits such as the RGM-79 GM, rather than the significantly more powerful Gundam.

The story of the The Blue Destiny was adapted into a manga by author Mizuho Takayama and published in Haoh Magazine, under the same title as the compilation, Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story THE BLUE DESTINY, however the publisher folded before the story could be completed. Despite this, an English publisher Tokyopop released a translation of the manga in America, titled Mobile Suit Gundam Blue Destiny.

The manga adaption includes some minor story changes, including the introduction of new characters. While these elements are considered to be outside of The Blue Destiny's officiality, characters and Gundams from The Blue Destiny manga were still featured in various games from the SD Gundam G Generation series.

The major characters and Mobile Suits from The Blue Destiny are frequently featured in other Gundam video games. Games released in the United States with elements from The Blue Destiny include Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space, Mobile Suit Gundam: Journey to Jaburo, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire, though in the case of MSG: Crossfire the characters were only included as a name and a stat block with no portrait or dialogue as selectable wingmen.


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A one volume manga adaptation of the three Blue Destiny Sega Saturn games which were released in Japan on 1996 was published by Kodansha in 1997 and was authored by Mizuho Takayama, however, the manga only covered the events of the first two games and leaves out the final parts of the story. On October 15, 2002, a Blue Destiny novelization, written by Yuka Minakawa was also published by Kodansha.

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