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).
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.
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.
At this Winter’s Miyazawa Model Exhibition, all manner of kits (and a few toys too) have been revealed to the public. Above is the Riobot toy of Jehuty that Sentinel have been pimping for a while now. As with all the Riobot releases, this does look genuinely impressive and on a par (in terms of detailing) with Kotobukiya’s kits of the design. No word on a price or release date as yet for this though.
Talking of ZOE, we did receive and play a fair bit of the recent HD remake and for those that aren’t following us on Twitter; the framerate and performance is utterly terrible (worse than the PS2 originals). As such we’re in half a mind to review the new release. So if you’re interested in seeing us eviscerate High Voltage Software and Konami for a job badly done, then let us know and a review will be forthcoming. Funcationality-wise though the games are still as flawed as they always have been.
Anyway, if you want to see more of these lovely kits and toys then AmiAmi has coverage here, here and here (be warned, there’s a high level of moe and bewbs).
We now have a new 11 minute or so promo 2nd Super Robot Wars OG, full of new jiggling boobage as well as the Lord of Elemental mecha reveal. Though we did practically expire with joy at seeing RaiOh from Super Robot Wars Alpha 3. Anyway, the full promo is shown below and it is indeed glorious.
The current Tamashii Nations is now in full swing, celebrating its fifth year to boot. There are lots of very cool reveals this year as well. Such as the Xi Gundam (above), which makes sense as it will be added to Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost. In addition, a possible Robot Damashii Kshatriya not to mention the serious love Dunbine seems to be getting, with the Virunvee figure filling us with joy. One of the nicest additions though was the Gundam DX and G Falcon set. We so want that. If you want to see all the photos then Dengeki Online has a pretty exhaustive collection. Finally, Bandai are also in the process of polling what 80’s mecha show should get more toys (we voted for Layzner, obviously).
Famitsu has a piece on a new rival in 2nd Super Robot Wars OG. Whilst it looks pretty cool, the name does sound a bit too close to the word “Fabulous” (which is pretty funny really). Bar that there are all manner of new screenshots for some of the combined attacks in the game. This is still scheduled for its November 29th release and you can pre-order you copy here here.
We now have some new information on Macross 30, courtesy of Famitsu, which is now fully called “Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe” or “Macross 30: The Voice that Connects The Galaxy”. The big news is that this is indeed developed by Artdink and it leans toward an action RPG of sorts, though this likely means it has an Academy Mode bent as per Macross Triangle Frontier. The other interesting thing is that the game is set on the planet Ouroboros after a fold incident that has warped in the various characters from their respective parts in the timeline into one place (a tad Super Robot wars that). For those that know their mythology, the Ouroboros is a symbol of a snake eating its own tail that represents eternal return. Likely this is nod to the fact that a lot of the various Macross characters have found themselves in a shared predicament. The release date for Macross 30 has also been set for February of next year.
Update: We also forgot to mention that the variable fighter silhouette seen in the game’s logo appears to be an entirely new design.
Over at Famitsu it’s been announced that Bandai Namco are going to release a new Artdink developed PSP mecha action game called Battle Robot Damashii. What’s interesting about this is that it features mecha exclusively from the Robot Damashii toyline and it totally encroaches on From Software’s Another Century Episode games. The fact it’s on PSP is also a pretty good thing, as Artdink’s tech and processes are pretty matured for the handheld. So in that regard we’re expecting something functionally pretty tight and polished. The game will be released in February of next year.