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News: Rigs Gameplay Footage Looks DecentNews: Rigs Gameplay Footage Looks Decent The latest footage from the upcoming PlayStation VR game Rigs looks actually decent (shown below). While it's difficult to recreate VR based footage via straightforward...

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News: Super Robot Wars V Looks Palpably AmazingNews: Super Robot Wars V Looks Palpably Amazing Following the news that Super Robot Wars V is coming out next year on PS4 and Vita, as well as the awesome fact the game is getting a full English localization, we now...

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News: Hawken is coming to PS4, Sadly still FreemiumNews: Hawken is coming to PS4, Sadly still Freemium Along with Hawken coming to Xbox One, the game will also be released on PS4. The latest trailer (shown below) also clarifies that the game will also remain free-to-play...

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Videos: Titanfall 2 Singleplayer and Multiplayer Trailers ReleasedVideos: Titanfall 2 Singleplayer and Multiplayer Trailers... Following the first Titanfall released back in 2014, we now have an all-new and shinier Titanfall 2 on the way later this year. While the first game mostly serviced Xbros,...

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Videos: Akatsuki Gundam Added To Gundam EXVS Maxi Boost On RosterVideos: Akatsuki Gundam Added To Gundam EXVS Maxi Boost... The Akatsuki Gundam returns to the VS series in Gundam EXVS Maxi Boost On! Last seen in Gundam VS Gundam Next, the Akatsuki brings in more pack-switching action to the roster....

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Videos: New Trailer Released for Monolithsoft’s Mecha Wii U RPG

Posted on : 12-06-2013 | By : | In : Videos

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At the recent Nintendo E3 Direct, a new trailer was shown for the new Wii U RPG by Monolithsoft, currently dubbed “X”. This new trailer focuses on the mecha featured in the game, called Dolls, and showcased more of their functionality in the game, from different forms of traversal and mecha types. As a spiritual successor to Xenoblade, the scope and scale of this game looks amazing from the large vistas to the giant enemies, both organic and mechanical. As a huge fan of the Xeno-series RPGs and Xenoblade, I can’t wait to see what this game has in store for us in the future. The game will be released in 2014, but until then make sure to check out the trailer below!

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News: Strike Vector Announced

Posted on : 12-06-2013 | By : | In : News, Videos

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A small team of indie developers have crafted something pretty damn cool via the Unreal engine. Called Strike Vector, it utilises semi-transforming craft in a multiplayer dog-fighting environment. So mixing straight flight and lateral movement (basically a plane crossed with a helicopter – something that’s quite commonplace with the mecha in shows like Macross for instance). No word on a release date or platform, though with the latter it’s likely developed on PC so it’s safe to assume we’ll see the game released there too. We like the mecha design a lot as well and the new in-game trailer (shown below) looks great.

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News: Titanfall Announced

Posted on : 10-06-2013 | By : | In : News, Videos

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Whilst it was leaked recently that Respawn Entertainment were working on a mecha themed FPS, it has now been officially announced. Called Titanfall, it’s a sci-fi FPS set on what appears to be a far off future colony world. On foot combat seems to have parkour and quick boosting elements (so quite interesting) but the mecha look like something else entirely (as shown above). Whilst we did berate Front Mission Evolve’s idiotic standardisation between human and mecha handling, it’s not entirely clear if that’s the case here. That aside, the mecha designs have some nice nods to Yutaka Izubuchi’s and Kow Yokoyama’s work though, which we entirely approve of. Whilst this was premiered along with the Xbox One, apparently there will be a 360 and PC release too. The announcement trailer is linked below.

Oh, and to our readers from Respawn (of which there are a few), “hi!”.

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News: Armored Core Verdict Day Singleplayer Update

Posted on : 10-06-2013 | By : | In : News

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Over at 4Gamer there’s an interesting update for Armored Core Verdict Day. On the one hand it shows the new and nicely shiny boxart but also covers the game’s singleplayer component. Specifically, we have a fleshed out Story Mode that has you play single player narrative focused missions. The purpose is to clear all 60 missions and reach the plot’s conclusion. This is slightly different from the handful of story missions in the previous game followed by the the Order filler missions. This seems to be far more substantial in terms of content. Two player coop play is also possible for all missions and a UNAC or a mercenary can be selected as a partner. Once the story is cleared another mode, Hardcore Mode, will appear. This mode changes a number of things, such as clearing the story with higher difficulty conditions, from limitations on your AC to increased damage taken. There are a total of 10 different modes with a variety of conditions in Hardcore Mode. Beating Hardcore Mode will also result in your details being listed on online rankings. In addition, you can create a single player team and battle with UNAC (AI) AC as the team members. Not to mention that it is also possible to send only the UNAC units and participate in the battle as an operator. The mercenary setup is also very much still present and whilst you’ll lack voice communication you can still participate in the story mode missions just fine. Finally it seems the western release of the game will also get the same collector’s edition, which is pretty cool.

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Videos: Gundam Breaker Latest Promo

Posted on : 06-06-2013 | By : | In : Videos

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We now have a nice long new promo for Gundam Breaker (shown below). It shows all manner of stuff, such as the ability for HG (1/144 scale) and MG (1/100 scale) kits to face off as well as the ability to kitbash the respective gunpla ranges together (resulting in mobile suits that look rather cute). The promo is also voiced by Kamille (Nobuo Tomita) and Haman (Yoshiko Sakakibara), which is pretty cool. The controls have also bee updated too, with the right stick able to cycle through locked on targets (flipping the stick up will target larger enemies). The game is released on June 27th and you can pre-order the PS3 version of the game here.

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Toys: Robot Damashii Divine Testament Gundam Revealed

Posted on : 04-06-2013 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Looks like Gundam Seed Astray is getting a little more love in the form of the Robot Damashii ZGMF-X12A+AQM/E-X05 Divine Testament Gundam. From the Gundam Seed Destiny Astray manga, the Testament Gundam with its Divine Striker armaments is a fearsome antagonist mecha that is eventually repurposed for Kaite Madigan’s usage, one of the leads in Destiny Astray manga. In the manga, it also is able to attach other Striker packs such as the Sword and Aile packs designed for the GAT-X105 Strike Gundam, so it would be interesting to see if that applied to the Robot Damashii version. As for speculation time, could this be another hint into upcoming roster additions to Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost? The Divine Testament Gundam is scheduled for release in September of this year.

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Toys: Riobot Jehuty Release Details

Posted on : 03-06-2013 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Sentinel have finally revealed their upcoming Riobot Jehuty figure in all its glory. It’s considerably larger and more detailed than the previous Revoltechs, so this obviously comes with a larger price tag (of 13,500 yen) and will be released in September of this year. That said, this figure will come with a good amount of diecast too apparently so that’s good to know at least. You can pre-order yours here.

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News: Armored Core Verdict Day Third Livestream Announced

Posted on : 03-06-2013 | By : | In : News, Videos

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The third livestream for Armored Core Verdict Day will be happening on the 21st June (you’ll be able to watch it here). The previous livestream is also online here if you want to watch it. From what we’ve been seeing it seems that the game is going to be very good indeed. In addition, there are lots of rumours flying on Japanese boards about merged servers. If true that would make a huge and very positive difference to the game’s online community and potential longterm success.

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Toys: Arcadia to release 30th Anniversary 1/60 scale VF-1J

Posted on : 03-06-2013 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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After Yamato shut its doors, we heard rumours that Arcadia had bought the remnants of the company out. It now seems that those rumours had an element of truth to them, as we’ll be getting a 30th Anniversary 1/60 scale VF-1J toy in August. Whilst it looks pretty hideous and is no more than a re-paint of an already existing toy, this is still good news for Macross fans. Especially as Arcadia are also still planning to release Nekki Basara’s guitar too. In the meantime, if you really want you can pre-order the new VF-1J here

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Kits: Myzr Eta Release Details

Posted on : 29-05-2013 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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As we mentioned previously, Hasegawa are releasing a kit of Myzr Eta from Virtual On Force in June. This is one of the many Myzr variants from the game and already accompanies another kit, that of the Delta released back in January of 2011. Like the previous kit, the Eta can also transform. This new kit will cost 6,090 yen and is at 1/100 scale. You can pre-order it here.

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