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Videos: Phantom Gundam and Nightingale Coming To Gundam Versus on September 26Videos: Phantom Gundam and Nightingale Coming To Gundam... Phantom Gundam and Nightingale will be coming to Gundam Versus on September 26 in Japan. As mentioned in our previous post, Phantom Gundam is a 400 cost unit and is taking...

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News: Gundam Versus To Add Phantom Gundam As DLC UnitNews: Gundam Versus To Add Phantom Gundam As DLC Unit As we await the upcoming Western release of Gundam Versus on September 29 on top of unreleased units such as Pale Rider and Gundam Guison Rebake, Phantom Gundam has been...

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Videos: Gundam Versus Adds Pale Rider, Gundam Guison Rebake, G-Self Perfect Pack and More As Upcoming DLC UnitsVideos: Gundam Versus Adds Pale Rider, Gundam Guison... Hot on the heels of Update 1.03 launching later this week, Bandai Namco have recently provided the latest set of playable Gundam Versus DLC units that will arrive in August....

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News: Bandai Namco Announce Gundam Versus Open Beta in North America & Pre-Order BonusesNews: Bandai Namco Announce Gundam Versus Open Beta... From the 2017 San Diego Comic Con Gundam Fighting Games Panel, Bandai Namco announced North American players (and probably Europe) will get to try out the Gundam Versus...

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Videos: Gundam Versus Update 1.03 Adds Ranked Battles, Extra Trial Missions, And A New Survival ModeVideos: Gundam Versus Update 1.03 Adds Ranked Battles,... Set to release on July 27, the next update for Gundam Versus will add ranked battles, extra trial missions, and a boss survival mode. In typical ranked battle fashion, you...

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News: Armored Core V Release Delayed

Posted on : 01-08-2011 | By : | In : News

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As a result of the ongoing beta testing From Software have announced that, in order to polish the game further, they are delaying Armored Core V’s Japanese release until January 2012. In some ways, this is not overly surprising but it is encouraging. The whole point of the beta testing was to uncover and resolve potential problems before release. So it’s good to know that From Software are doing just that. There will also be another live stream for the game on August 5th.

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News: Senjou no Kizuna California Base Update

Posted on : 27-07-2011 | By : | In : News, Videos

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Game Watch has a new piece on Rev 3.01 for Senjou no Kizuna. Despite having two new mobile suits; in the form of the RX-78GP01 Gundam “Zephyranthes” and the AGX-04 Gerbera Tetra, it also sports a new map (that of the California Base). This new level also has a slew of HLVs dotted across the area, which launch at various points too, as well as a large mass driver separating the map. We’ve linked a new video below and it’s also clear that the Rev 3 update also massively improved the game’s lighting and particle system. The update goes live on Friday 29th July. In addition the Gundam you see at the beginning of the video below, if you’re at all curious, is the RX-78-6 Mudrock Gundam that was prominently featured in the rather awesome PS2 game Zeonic Front.

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Kits: Wonder Festival Summer 2011 Coverage

Posted on : 25-07-2011 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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The current Wonder Festival coverage has recently surfaced and there is a veritable panoply of mecha gaming related kits that have been displayed. From the the wonderful Kotobukiya stall showing the first Nineball from the original Armored Core games as well as the Sobrero from Armored Core For Answer. In addition, their Jehuty kit also finally reared its head too. However, the most impressive kits shown are from PLUM’s stall with the suspected Valken kit shown as well as an amazingly intricate Cloudbreaker 01 from Murakumo, the latter was originally shown at this year’s Winter event.

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Reviews: Gundam Memories (3/10)

Posted on : 23-07-2011 | By : | In : Reviews

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For the most part, the library of Gundam related games on the PSP is a remarkably solid one. With developers like Artdink and Capcom producing some truly excellent games. However, more recently Bandai Namco have become pretty complacent and gone back to their old ways of funding quick hack jobs to harvest some quick cash.

This is no new trait either, as the later years of the PS2’s life also saw a similar trend with woeful games like Gundam Climax UC springing to mind. What with lacklustre efforts such as Gundam Assault Survive, the writing has been on the wall for a while now. So it’s not with great surprise, though with some regret, that Gundam Memories has ventured toward the fecal end of the gaming quality spectrum.

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Videos: Armored Core V Closed Beta Live Stream

Posted on : 22-07-2011 | By : | In : Videos

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The latest live stream for Armored Core V’s team based setup happened yesterday and is now archived accordingly. The full video is shown below and as always it’s fascinating to watch. What’s very much apparent is how much like Chrome Hounds the operator setup in Armored Core V really is. The tactical overview you get on the level that’s being generated by real players in the thick of combat is still uniquely wonderful. We really can’t wait to play this come October.

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News: Second Macross Frontier Blu-Ray Hybrid Pack Announced

Posted on : 20-07-2011 | By : | In : News

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Following on from the first Macross Frontier’s movie Blu-Ray film/game hybrid pack (which we reviewed), the second film will also receive the same treatment. Whether this will be a more substantial effort remains to be seen, but the Blu-Rawy will be released October 20th for 7,140 yen. In addition, a deluxe pack will also be released for 10,500 yen featuring a poster, movie pamphlet, art book, film script and custom themes.

Update: 4Gamer has an update, with screenshots of the game, for the new hybrid pack.

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Toys: Armored Core V Figures Revealed

Posted on : 19-07-2011 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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At the recent Tamashii Festival a few curious shots of Armored Core V figures have surfaced. These are specifically Super Robot Chogokin figures, which is a tad incongruous as AC’s are very much at the real robot end of the spectrum. Either way, the fact that Bandai Namco are handling the international publishing means we’ll finally get some decent Armored Core toys. For those that may remember, Kaiyodo did a line of toys back in the day for AC2 and AC2AA (of which most of them were utterly woeful). Now that Bandai have stepped in we are genuinely expecting something pretty damn special. No word on pricing or whether the toys will be customisable but the Super Robot Chogokin toys are pretty affordable. We’re assuming the toys will be released alongside the game in Japan this October.

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News: Voltron coming to XBLA and PSN

Posted on : 19-07-2011 | By : | In : News, Videos

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After the rumours we reported a while back, it turns out the Voltron (aka Go Lion) game will be hitting XBLA and PSN this October. There’s even an announcement trailer (shown below). Apparently, it will be an action adventure game of sorts but the trailer does show some genre deviation from that. Unfortunately this is being handled by the same team that did Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, so don’t get your hopes up.

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Videos: Shin Gihren’s Greed Promo

Posted on : 18-07-2011 | By : | In : Videos

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The upcoming Shin Gihren’s Greed on PSP has received its first promo video. From the admittedly somewhat dated in-game visuals to the awesome rewrites of Gundam history, we’re not sure about this one yet. Whilst it’s very cool to have Amuro scream that the “Unicorn isn’t for show”, paraphrasing his line from Char’s Counterattack, but we had hoped the game element would have been improved somewhat. Admittedly this is a turn based strategy effort but after the recent Super Robot Wars Z2, you can’t just port an old game and expect that will be enough. That said, the re-animated footage does look suitably boss. The full promo video is shown below.

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Toys: Tamashii Festival 2011 Coverage

Posted on : 18-07-2011 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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This year’s Tamashii Festival happened over the weekend in Akihabara and a slew of places have covered it, from GA Graphic to Gigazine (with the salient reports of diecast toys and Gundam being of note). As always, we love these events as they show off recent as well as forthcoming toy releases from Bandai. We especially love the fact that the Alteisen was this year’s poster boy for the show (shown above). So it’s still very much apparent that mecha gaming and their toys are still very much intertwined.

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