We were recently graced with all manner of new promo videos for the upcoming Super Robot Wars BX. The first was an hour long conference that covered various things regarding the future of Super Robot Wars (we’re getting an iPhone app apparently) but also got some new footage of BX. This was then released as a separate video, so you don’t need to trawl through the hour long conference.
The game is looking good though and the sprites have been partially updated for the returning series it seems. Though it does feel a bit weird when gaming franchise make their way into these games, as the Macross 30 units squaring off in another game is a bit odd but still cool obviously. The game is released on August 20th and you can pre-order it here.
Amongst the rather amazing selection of games announced at Sony’s PlayStation Briefing at this year’s E3, was the game Rigs. Developed by Guerrilla Cambridge, Rigs is basically an e-sports type first person shooter with mecha. The twist is that it uses the Morpheus VR headset for the PS4. Now I am not sure whether this will be any good but it looks promising at least and the Morpheus setup could result in something interesting. The trailer for the game (shown below) is quite interesting but seems more interested in showing the various facial reactions of the players rather than the game itself. No word on when this will be out but we’ll be keeping our yes on this.
According to Esuteru, Bandai Namco have registered the trademark to “Gundam Extreme VS – Force” in Japan. As it has been awhile since we’ve heard any news regarding a new version of the Gundam Versus franchise, this appears to solidify the next sequel will still be carrying the Extreme moniker. Whether or not this will imply no paradigm shift in the gameplay mechanics is still up in the air, but it is great to know that they are working on a new version. Does this mean we’ll be hearing about a Maxi Boost console version soon as well? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
So a commercial listing for the upcoming Transformers Devastation was recently leaked. This is a cel-shaded brawler developed by Platinum Games, set for release on pretty much everything (as in PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360). The game will also feature all the classic 80’s English voice cast too. After the High Moon games we are a bit wary of someone else handling Transformers, that said this is Platinum we are talking about and they do make well crafted games on the whole. The cel-shading also looks good too but until we see it in motion we’ll reserve judgement, as this kind of thing is notoriously difficult to get right. Set for an October release this year our fingers are crossed for this one!
As of this Friday, the belated Assault Suit Leynos port on PS4 will be getting a trial version for all and sundry to check out. Naturally this will only be available on the Japanese PSN store but it is a free demo at least and easy enough to set up a Japanese account. That said, from the screenshots and various gameplay movies already released this new port doesn’t look all that great. After Gunhound, Dracue can clearly make a good game in a functional sense but it seems their technical expertise is a bit lacking when it comes to more advanced hardware like the PS4. Anyway, we will all be able to see how they’ve been getting on with this new trial version. The full game is expected to be released in December of this year.
Another Wing Gundam TV suit joins the party in Gundam Extreme Versus Maxi Boost with Tallgeese II. Piloted by Treize Kushrenada, the blue version of the Tallgeese siblings is a 2500 cost unit and looks like it takes moves from Tallgeese I from Next Plus and Tallgeese III. It comes equipped with its famous dobergun and a Lady Une-controlled Wing Gundam as an assist. It’s Burst Attack even has Wing Gundam pushing the Tallgeese II out of Libra’s cannon blast, just like in the show. Check out the video below and let us know what you think of this new addition!
Over the weekend Bandai held their latest Tamashii Nations event in Akihabara. We went along to check it out and it was quite an eventful one. From all the new Robot Damashii figures on display to all manner of new chogokin Bandai are really going all out on capturing the classic mecha crowd. While they also have a lot of new very nice Star Wars and Avengers figures on the way, which is definitely a good thing for their business and the fans, the sheer love being poured into the older anime series from years gone by is really great to see.
From Zeta Gundam, to L-Gaim and Dunbine the Robot Damashii line is taking no prisoners. We also have a new line of classic Macross toys to look forward to in the form of the Hi-Metal R range. This is a reboot of the Hi-Metal toys from a few years back, that in turn was an update to a classic line of toys from the 80s. These new toys also include the Zentraedi and Destroids too and they look magnificent.
We also got to play with the upcoming Robot Damashii Penelope and it was amazing. The sculpt and detailing is incredible and the articulation is incredibly good as well. Thankfully we already have the Markings Plus version on order. To see more about the event then check out the photos here.
Thanks to some datamining from the recent Full Boost 1.08 patch, we know now there are four more units on the way as DLC. They are Penelope, Nobel Gundam, Gundam Harute and Blitz Gundam. As you may know, these units are currently part of the Maxi Boost roster with Harute being the newest in this group of four. It’s possible these units might show up in the upcoming months, especially if Bandai Namco have another Summer Festival Event like last year which introduced Banshee Norn, ReGZ, Altron Gundam, and Strike Rouge. With all these additions, perhaps a Maxi Boost console port is much further off than expected. Let us know what you think of this group of additions and what you think might be in store as future DLC!
Several new units for Maxi Boost have been announced after the recent 2015 Premium Dogfight. They are Astray Red Dragon (2500 cost) and 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G (3000 cost), both variants of existing units currently in the game being Astray Red Frame and 00 Raiser respectively. Rising Gundam (1500 cost) is also officially being released on the 28th of May and adds another G Gundam fighter to the mix. It’s interesting to see more variants come into play even though Seven Sword/G was already teased in the Maxi Boost intro. Both Seven Sword/G and Astray Red Dragon look to be melee centric units, so it will be interesting to see how well they fall into the current roster with their toolset. Make sure to check out the videos below and let us know which units you’d like to see next!