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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: Bangai-O HD Missile Fury Hands-on Impressions

Posted on : 18-09-2010 | By : | In : News

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Tucked around the side of D3′s booth was one machine playing Bangai-O HD Missile Fury, due to its unfortunate placing it didn’t receive much attention but that at least meant we got to have a go. It’s worth saying up front that this was just plain raucous fun throughout and considering the series’ lineage there’s no doubt that this new game will be absolutely bloody amazing.

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News: Super Robot Wars L Hands-on Impressions

Posted on : 18-09-2010 | By : | In : News

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There were only four DS’s at the show that graced the upcoming Super Robot Wars L and the demo only had the first level in the game, as far as we can make out. The booth also had the latest OG anime trailer blaring away above it, which also added to the atmosphere a fair bit. Hit the jump for our impressions.

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News: Virtual On Force Hands-on Impressions

Posted on : 18-09-2010 | By : | In : News, Videos

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We managed to not only have several playthroughs on the upcoming port of Virtual On Force but also try out the HORI TwinStick EX peripheral that will be compatible with the game on its release in December. From what we saw, pretty much all the VR and their variants were playable and the following impressions were undertaken using Temjin 747. We’ve also linked a video at the end of the post to show the sticks in action with the game (we aren’t the ones playing though, in case you’re wondering).

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News: Solatorobo Hands-on Impressions

Posted on : 18-09-2010 | By : | In : News

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We managed to put some time into the playable demo of Solatorobo at this year’s TGS. The game is 90% complete and it’s quite polished as a result. We’ve also had a somewhat unofficial confirmation that the game may be receiving an English localisation, which is great news indeed. In any case, the demo had two playable levels and was accompanied by a wonderful opening movie with suitably impressive animation. It’s worth highlighting at this point that the setting coupled with Nobuteru Yūki’s striking character designs, gives the whole game a feel of Laputa meets Escaflowne (with furries). Of all the games we’ve played this year, bar Ni no Kuni, it was pretty much our game of the show. More after the jump.

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News: No-shows at this year’s TGS

Posted on : 18-09-2010 | By : | In : News

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From the number of tweets we’ve been getting, it seems only fair to answer some of your questions. The recurring questions we’ve got regard the absence of Armored Core 5, Bumpy Trot 2 and Macross Trial Frontier. In the case of the latter, there is a looping movie being shown at the Bandai Namco stall but despite the game being finished there’s nothing playable at the show (though the game footage does look lovely and it’s pretty clear that the game is indeed very similar to Artdink’s recent PSP games). In addition, Irem have quite a nice presence this year but when we quizzed them about Bumpy Trot 2 they simply had a “no comment”. As for Armored Core 5? Absolutely nothing, not even a video preview and due to From Software not having a presence at the show we’ve been unable to quiz anyone about it.

Considering that Front Mission Evolved is playable in about three separate booths this year (despite being available in the shops already in Japan) it may be that From Software decided to wait this one out, as Armored Core 5 is potentially quite similar in approach. In any case, it’s not as though From Software needed to be worried as after playing Front Mission Evolved quite a bit its is really quite painfully average.

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News: Gundam Musou 3 Hands-on Impressions

Posted on : 18-09-2010 | By : | In : News, Videos

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Apologies for the slightly blurry photo above but we’ve managed to play a fair bit of Koei’s upcoming and now cel-shaded Gundam Musou 3. To give both releases a fair chance, we put some time into the PS3 and 360 versions. The show demo only has two playable units; the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam and the GF13-017NJII God Gundam. You can also pick your partners too, such as Kamille in the MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam and Four in the MRX-009 Psycho Gundam. Our impressions are after the jump.

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News: Steel Battalion on the Kinect

Posted on : 15-09-2010 | By : | In : News, Videos

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4Gamer has the scoop from Capcom’s press briefing today. In short From Software are developing a new Steel Battalion game for Capcom that uses Kinect to control the vertical tanks. This looks like a reboot as well, as the tech seen in the previous games is narratively absent apparently. Naturally, there aren’t many functional details at present but of all the developers – bar the original Nudemaker – who could handle Steel Battalion well it would easily be From Software (especially considering that Chrome Hounds pretty much went down that route already). No word on who’s penning the new mecha designs as yet, as the original games used mecha designed by the very talented Junji Okubo, but we’ll hopefully know more on that in a day or two. In the meantime, here’s the teaser trailer.

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Update: It’s been confirmed that Junji Okubo is not penning the mecha designs for this, which is a pity, but the good news is that the Chrome Hounds team are developing this Kinect only game – so we’re very cautiously optimistic about this.

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News: Mecha Damashii at TGS

Posted on : 15-09-2010 | By : | In : News

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So we’re at this year’s Tokyo Games Show and over the next few days we’ll be giving our impressions on a variety of mecha games. From Front Mission Evolved (moderately meh) to Bangai-O HD (awesome) as well as lesser known games such as Danball Senki by Level 5 on the PSP. In any case, if there are any particular games you want details on then feel free to tweet us and we’ll do our best to oblige.

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News: Linkin Park are potentionally made of awesome

Posted on : 15-09-2010 | By : | In : News, Videos

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Like with previous Gundam Versus games, you often get a Japanese singer to do a cover song for the intro (Gackt being notable in this regard). However, for the upcoming Gundam Extreme Versus things are going to be a little…different. Instead of using a Japanese artist, Bandai Namco will be using the American band Linkin Park and their song The Catalyst for the game’s intro song. Following on from this, they’ll also be releasing (in Japan) a modified HGUC kit of the RX-78GP01-Fb Gundam Full Vernian “Zephyranthes” from Gundam 0083 styled by the band. To make matters somewhat more awesome, the above press shot has the band dressed in Federation regalia from the same part of the Universal Century timeline, this is more than a little bit brilliant as far as we’re concerned (and classy too because they picked UC). In any case, this version of the single was released yesterday in Japan and the music video for the song is shown below.

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Toys: Full Armor Unicorn Gundam

Posted on : 12-09-2010 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Courtesy of our good friends at HobbyLink Japan, we’ve been sent a toy from Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn to review. Specifically, the new Full Armor Unicorn Gundam from the Gundam Fix Figuration Next Generation range. This is also meant as a companion review to the Metal Composite Unicorn Gundam article.

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