This is the second game in relation to the Space Battleship Yamato trilogy of games (based on the Japanese anime series Uchū Senkan Yamato -known as "Star Blazers" in the US-) released, exlusively, in Japan.
The game keeps the gameplay of its predecessor, combining real time strategy with action and a few RPG elements. Battles take the form of a real time simulation where you move your ships on a 3D map and take out enemies using all the expected Yamato powers.
During the game you switch between the Yamato and Dessler sides. The latter half follows the storyline of the anime more closely and has the two sides team up.
The characters are presented in 3D, with some new touches.
The game features animation from the television series.