Gundam Evolve (ガンダムEVOLVE), also known as Mobile Suit Gundam Evolve, is a series of promotional short films set in the different timelines of the Gundam series. Originally there were only five Evolve episodes, produced from 2001 to 2003, Bandai started to create new Evolve episodes in 2004. While the first few episodes took place in the Universal Century, the new clips also show Gundams from the other timelines.
The clips often show alternative scenes, side-stories or omakes for fans. The clips feature a mix of animation media which vary from traditional animation to 3D rendering to cel-shaded animation. The target is to show the Gundams and other mobile suits in high-quality CGI. A total of 15 shorts were released and later compiled in three separate volumes, namely Gundam Evolve ../+ (“Plus”), Gundam Evolve ../Ω (“Omega”) and Gundam Evolve ../Α (“Alpha”). Each volume consists of 5 episodes. The logo features a battered Core Fighter floating upside down, as seen on the final episode of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series.