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News: Front Mission Evolved TGS update

Posted on : 24-09-2009 | By : | In : News, Videos

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Famitsu recently posted an interesting piece of coverage for Front Mission Evolved, most probably to tie-in with its presence at the Tokyo Game Show. Despite the fact that the in-game screenshots look better than expected, the refreshing thing to see is that you can also get out of your wanzer and take on enemies as a mere human. This is something that was recently utilised in the fantastic Yuke’s developed VOTOMS game (which we’ve reviewed in case you’re curious) and naturally there are a large number of thematic links between the narratives, especially as to the scale and technical depiction of the mecha themselves.

That said, the video below doesn’t exactly bode well on how it might actually play…

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News: Border Break t-shirts at TGS

Posted on : 23-09-2009 | By : | In : News

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The newly released arcade game Border Break is receiving some t-shirts at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, all tucked away within Cospa’s stall in case you’re wondering. There are a total of two t-shirts priced at 3,045 yen each (pages are here and here). In addition to these there are some wonderful Sega Saturn t-shirts available as well.

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News: Gundam vs Gundam Next Plus site launched

Posted on : 18-09-2009 | By : | In : News

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The upcoming PSP port of Gundam vs Gundam Next has been finally given its own site. Noteworthy is the information emblazoned across it that it will be present in video form at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. The Japanese release date has also been specified now as being the 3rd December this year.

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News: Super Robot Wars Neo PV

Posted on : 18-09-2009 | By : | In : News, Videos

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A nice long promo video for Super Robot Wars Neo was released recently, as the game is gearing up for release at the end of October in Japan. These videos are normally the ones given to high street shops to advertise the game in store (hence the length and the fact it goes through every series featured). Unlike the main bulk of Super Robot Wars games, Neo uses 3D models in the attack animations and it’s also the first game in the series to be released on the Wii (hence the slightly kiddy line-up of mecha). Despite being a port of the GC and XO games, Neo does have a bit more going for it as Banpresto have utilised a full 3D map and streamlined the whole body parts system. In that, you can no longer target the head or legs of an enemy mecha. Hopefully, unlike XO, Neo won’t feature a horrifically evil final boss fight.

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News: Thexder Neo site launched

Posted on : 17-09-2009 | By : | In : News

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The upcoming PSN/PSP re-make of the classic NEC PC-8801 shooter Thexder has had its site launched. Apart from a selection of interesting screenshots there’s also a gameplay trailer. Thexder is an interesting game as it was one of the first dedicated mecha gaming IP’s and it successfully featured in-game transformation. Unsurprisingly, it was hugely popular at the time of its release. The game will be available on October 1st for a 1000 yen via the Japanese PSN store.

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News: Gundam Senki 0081 DLC released today

Posted on : 17-09-2009 | By : | In : News

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The DLC for Gundam Senki 0081 that was announced not that long ago has been released today on the Japanese PSN store. Both the FA-78-3 Full Armor Gundam and RX-81AS Assault Armor cost 300 yen each. However, these mobile suits can only be used in the Free Mission mode (either offline or online) and whilst the DLC makes these units available you still have to buy them in game. The RX-81AS costs 450,000 points and the FA-78-3 costs a cool 1,200,000. Bear in mind that each mission you play nets you about 10,000 points on average means that those costings are a little brutal. Thankfully, Bandai have recently released an HG model kit of the FA-78-3 if you can’t face the grind to unlock it in game and it only costs 1,500 yen. Bargain!

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News: TwinStick EX to be playable at TGS 2009

Posted on : 16-09-2009 | By : | In : News

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In the latest column over at the Oratan 5.66 blog, it’s been announced that the Hori TwinStick EX peripheral will be playable at the SEGA booth at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. This alone makes the hardware sound pretty sturdy as letting it loose on the floor of a public event would normally be a bad idea (I dread to think what would have happened to the poor Dreamcast twinsticks back in the day).

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News: Interview with New MechWarrior Developers

Posted on : 16-09-2009 | By : | In : News

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IGN has an enlightening interview up with some of the people behind the upcoming new entry in the MechWarrior series. After the announcement trailer was released, after a bit of “ooh” and “ahh”ing at the pretty robot graphics, I was left with a lot of questions about what direction they were attempting to take the new MechWarrior, and the interview is uncharacteristically insightful. Not only do these guys really seem to care about what they’re doing, but they sound like they’re capable of doing it, too.

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News: Gundam vs Gundam Next Plus for PSP

Posted on : 15-09-2009 | By : | In : News

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The latest issue of Famitsu has announced another PSP port for the Gundam vs Gundam line of games. Now, we already reported that Gundam vs Gundam Next is getting ported to the PlayStation 3 but it also seems a PSP version is also on the cards and slated for a December release this year. Interestingly, the PSP port seems to be getting additional playable mecha in the form of the Reborns Gundam and 00 Raiser from the second season of Gundam 00 as well as the Altron Gundam and Wing Zero from Endless Waltz.

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News: Front Mission Evolved TGS Teaser PV

Posted on : 15-09-2009 | By : | In : News, Videos

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What with this years’ Tokyo Game Show around the corner, the Japanese games industry marketing machine is going into overdrive. The upcoming Front Mission Evolved, being developed by Double Helix, has been given another trailer. Unlike the first, this teaser is predominantly CG footage and not in-game (which is a bit of a shame really). That said, the wanzers have been recreated faithfully enough it seems so there’s at least that aspect to be thankful for.

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