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News: Gunhound EX to get Western ReleaseNews: Gunhound EX to get Western Release We're happy to know that the excellent Gunhound EX will be receiving a Western PC release on Steam and Playism. This looks like a PC version of the PSP game, fully localised...

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News: Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn Release DetailsNews: Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn Release Details In a slightly bizarre move, Bandai Namco in the US have decided to release Shin Gundam Musou as Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn this July. The bizarre part is that unlike...

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News: Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost DLC UpdateNews: Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost DLC Update Gundam.info has recently released news on next two units coming to Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost for the PS3. They are Cucuruz Doan's Zaku II (1000 cost) and Anavel...

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Reviews: Super Robot Wars UX (8/10)Reviews: Super Robot Wars UX (8/10) Considering that the Super Robot Wars games started out on the GameBoy, their most natural state is generally on similar portable consoles. This has been proven time and time...

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Videos: Gundam Zabanya Added To Gundam Extreme Versus Maxi Boost RosterVideos: Gundam Zabanya Added To Gundam Extreme Versus... Namco Bandai is bolstering the Gundam Extreme Versus Maxi Boost roster with another one of Lockon Stratos' suits, Gundam Zabanya. Coming sometime in early April, Zabanya...

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News: Evangelion 3.0 Breaks Japanese 2012 Box Office Records

Posted on : 22-11-2012 | By : | In : News

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Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo has broken Japanese 2012 box office records since being released last week on November 16. The third installment of the Rebuild of Evangelion has brought in $13.9 million in its opening two days, claiming the title of the biggest opening weekend in Japanese cinema this year. The title is expected to surpass the earnings of the other two titles with 1.0 earning $25 million in 2007, and 2.0 earning $50 million in 2009.

Evangelion 1.0 and 2.0 were previously featured in Super Robot Wars L. Perhaps we might get some of the newer units and storyline from 3.0 in a future Super Robot Wars sequel. Still no official word as to when 3.0 will be released in the West.

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News: Xi Gundam added to Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost

Posted on : 22-11-2012 | By : | In : News, Videos

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On the 26th November the increasingly awesome Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost will have the RX-105 Xi Gundam added to its ranks (as a 3000 point weighted unit). This is a mobile suit piloted by Bright Noah’s son Hathaway in the series of novels called Hathaway’s Flash. The mecha designs were also penned by Moriki Yasuhiro, of Zeorymer fame, and were aesthetically quite distinctive. The Xi Gundam has been in a fair few games over the years but rarely in action orientated titles, the last time we got to play with the unit was in the rather good Gundam Battle Universe on PSP. So to have it directly playable again is something we’re pretty excited about. A short video of it action in Full Boost is shown below.

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News: Virtual On Marz to get TwinStick support

Posted on : 20-11-2012 | By : | In : News

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It seems that we’ll be getting a PSN game archive release of Virtual On Marz next year. This was a pseudo-port of Force on the PS2 that had a rather broken singleplayer campaign. What’s interesting is that this will have support for HORI’s upcoming PS3 TwinStick peripheral. Now, we’ve played the game on a pair of modded Saturn sticks and it does indeed play a lot better, so to have something that offers the same thing in an official capacity is a good thing. Still no word of an Oratan or Force release on the PS3 but this is at least a step in the right direction.

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News: Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost Most Popular Arcade Game In Japan

Posted on : 19-11-2012 | By : | In : News

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In the December 2012 issue of Arcadia Magazine, listing its most recent top ten most popular arcade games, Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost finds its way to the top of the list (with Under Night In-Birth and the new Guilty Gear arcade revision rounding out the top three). Amusement Journal also lists Full Boost as the highest earning small cabinet arcade game for the period of late August to early September 2012.

The Gundam Extreme Versus series is no stranger to steady popularity as the first iteration of Extreme Versus was arguably the most popular Japanese arcade game in 2011. Earlier in the year, the April edition of Arcadia Magazine listed Full Boost in second place behind Persona 4 U. With the RX-105 Xi Gundam from Hathaway’s Flash listed as the next unit unlock and still many more to follow (AMX-109 Kapool Corin Nander Custom from the intro for example), Full Boost looks to have a steady reign over the Japanese arcades until the end of the year. Here’s to hoping we hear of a console version soon.

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News: Macross 30 Limited Edition Revealed

Posted on : 15-11-2012 | By : | In : News

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We now know that Macross 30 will be getting a limited edition version. Priced at 11,800 yen, you will get all manner of pamphlets and other cruft. There is a mention of a DLC code for a special YF-29 (which may by the Roy Focker coloured variant we’ve seen toys of already). However, for the money this is pretty damn pricey especially considering that the Macross Do You Remember Love Hybrid BluRay boxset was similarly priced and gave a whole lot more. There’s still sadly no word on what the new variable fighter silhouette seen in the logo might be though.

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Toys: Tamashii Nations Akiba Showroom Report

Posted on : 15-11-2012 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Over at AmiAmi they have a lovely photo report of the Tamashii Nations Akiba Showroom. From the cool diorama above with the Hanged Man Super Robot Chogokin from Armored Core V, to awesome shots of the alternate coloured Billbine there’s lots of interesting stuff to see here. Talking of the former, there’s also a nice little piece about the designers feeding back on the new Hanged Man toy. Following on in the same vein, HobbyLink Japan are running a Bandai sale at present and there are some very good bargains to be had.

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Toys: Revoltech Naked Jehuty Release Details

Posted on : 15-11-2012 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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The forthcoming Revoltech Naked Jehuty has been given an Amazon.co.jp listing and it reveals not only its release date, that of January 15th next year, but also the very reasonable price point of 3,480 yen. Again part of the whole never ending PR for Zone of the Enders HD Collection, the design appeared at the end of Anubis and was intended to be Jehuty’s “final” form. Apparently, this toy will also be able to use the other peripherals released for the other Revoltech Jehuty toys.

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Videos: E.X. Troopers Gameplay Promo

Posted on : 13-11-2012 | By : | In : Videos

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4Gamer have posted an almost 16 minute gameplay promo for the upcoming E.X. Troopers (shown below). Showing all manner of cool stuff it only cements our anticipation for this game even further. Admittedly the demos have already sold us on Capcom’s new take on Lost Planet, it’s nice to see the further functional scope in the full game. In any case, the game is still set for its November 22nd release and you can pre-order the PS3 version here (don’t forget that almost every PS3 game is region free).

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Videos: Jehuty Bust Montage

Posted on : 13-11-2012 | By : | In : Videos

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There’s a pretty cool montage video for the creation of the rather larger Jehuty bust used to promote Zone of the Enders HD Collection. Showing its humble beginnings to its installation in Akiba and eventual removal. What is amazing though is the remixed track of Beyond The Bounds that accompanies the video (the full version being here). Anyway the full video is shown below.

As for our review, the consensus via Twitter and Facebook was a resounding “yes” for us to cover the new HD collection. So expect something in the next few weeks, apologies for the delay but we’re somewhat busy this end.

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News: Macross 30 Story Update

Posted on : 07-11-2012 | By : | In : News

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4Gamer has an update on the forthcoming Macross 30. Whilst the screens are pretty much the same as what Famitsu revealed recently, albeit bigger and shinier, there are some other interesting aspects. Notable of which are that both Shoji Kawamori and Ukyo Kodachi are working on the game’s narrative. Whilst Kawamori is a pretty obvious person to have on board, it’s interesting that Kodachi is also present. For those unaware, he wrote not only the Macross Frontier novelisations but also Macross The Ride. The latter featured all manner of various variable fighters from across the Macross timeline, so it makes sense he’s doing something similar here. No news on an exact release date or price for the game but it is being touted as a “flight action RPG”, whatever that may mean.

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