Latest Posts

Videos: Super Robot Wars BX Latest PromoVideos: Super Robot Wars BX Latest Promo With the release of Super Robot Wars BX looming, we've been graced with a new promo. It shows a lot of new animation and the game is looking great really. Bandai Namco...

Read More

Videos: Transformers Devastation Combat TrailerVideos: Transformers Devastation Combat Trailer Following the reveal we now have some initial combat footage for the Platinum Games developed Transformers Devastation. We're loving the cel shading and the combat looks...

Read More

News: 00 Seven Sword G, Astray Red Dragon, and Tallgeese II Coming to Gundam Extreme Versus Full BoostNews: 00 Seven Sword G, Astray Red Dragon, and Tallgeese... Hot on the heels of the brand new units that have already come to the console version of Full Boost are the inclusion of three more recently released Maxi Boost units!...

Read More

Toys: DX Chogokin VF-19 AdvanceToys: DX Chogokin VF-19 Advance One of the more interesting releases from Bandai as of late has been their DX Chogokin VF-19 Advance as seen very briefly in the second Macross Frontier movie. As there...

Read More

News: Super Robot Wars BX Gets Launch BonusNews: Super Robot Wars BX Gets Launch Bonus Due to all the pre-orders that Super Robot Wars BX has received, Bandai Namco will be including a download code for 2nd Super Robot Wars for those that buy the game at...

Read More

News: Armored Core V Site Re-boot

Posted on : 07-03-2011 | By : | In : News

Hardware: ,

24

4Gamer has a piece today about Armored Core V’s site re-boot, covering off lots of new ground regarding the operator setup. The epic 7 page Dengeki Online interview with Toshifumi Nabeshima we mentioned previously actually ties in with a lot of this new information thankfully. Specifically, operators are indeed separate from the mecha control entirely. Seeing the battlefield in map form and coordinating their team-mates. Information is actually imparted via the AC’s on the ground to the operator, so the team have to do recon basically. This was done to allow less functionally skilled, though strategically adept, players to help their team. In addition, parts and AC type balancing have been purposefully skewed to make sure that there are complimentary configs in a match. Meaning that certain configs will sympathetically outmatch one another, forcing players to work more in a team in most situations. This means that skilled players will have a harder time if they decide to go up against an AC that’s their config nemesis so to speak. Player skill is still hugely important though and apparently older players will still be able to transfer their skillset over to how ACV works. The reasoning behind this design choice was to emphasise team work in taking and holding onto territories. Despite all this Nabeshima was confident that players can still play the game in a singleplayer way (despite still being online). All in all, this is sounding more and more like ACV is going down the Monster Hunter / Lost Planet 2 route. The 4Gamer piece also has some lovely new mecha design artwork, which is suitably industrial.

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterest

News: Armored Core V Live Demo

Posted on : 04-03-2011 | By : | In : News

Hardware: ,

6

The past few days has had the likes of Jamzy at Famitsu hinting at a live demo for Armored Core V, but now it seems that this is true and on March 12th Toshifumi Nabeshima and crew will descend on Akihabara to do a live demo of the game. Specifically at Belle Salle between 4pm and 6pm and attendees will be given an Armored Core V sticker for their troubles (admission to the event is also free). Unfortunately, punters won’t get to play the game but they will be able to watch. Due to Famitsu being somewhat conscientious, they will also be streaming the event. With any luck there will be an uploaded version of the demo to follow shortly after it goes live. This also ties in neatly with a pretty epic 7 page interview with Nabeshima over at Dengeki Online (something we will be summarising in a day or two).

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterest

Videos: Bangai-O HD Missile Fury Co-Op Trailer

Posted on : 04-03-2011 | By : | In : Videos

Hardware:

0

GameSetWatch has found a new trailer for the upcoming Bangai-O HD Missile Fury flaunting the brand new co-op setup. Whilst trying to keep track of one player is pretty challenging, having two missile spewing mecha will make the game even more of a veritable cluster fuck. That said, we’re still buying this on launch. Treasure are also touting the fact the game will have over 100 playable levels, a level editor and leader-boards. The game will be released sometime this Spring.

Watch Video »

(Either JavaScript is not active or you are using an old version of Adobe Flash Player. Please install the newest Flash Player.)

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterest

News: Armored Core V Territory Defense Update

Posted on : 03-03-2011 | By : | In : News

Hardware: ,

16

Famitsu has a new piece today about the territory defense setup in Armored Core V. Due to the game being permanently online, the player has to setup their base with a selection of territorial defenses (in the form of beefy cannons). It’s nice to see that something that was mentioned in passing around the game’s announcement is actually a pretty cogent concept (as the above screenshot indicates). In addition, the piece also briefly talks about and shows how the operator view works in the game. As it allows players to see the whole battlefield play out in real time. Apparently, you’ll be able to place markers down on the map that other players can see and coupled with voice communications will enable the team to react to enemy threats. Still no word on a release date, though Famitsu thinks it’s still sometime this year.

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterest

News: Trenched announced

Posted on : 03-03-2011 | By : | In : News, Videos

Hardware:

5

It turns out Double Fine’s next digital download title will feature suitably retro mecha (circa WWI). Entitled Trenched it looks to be a cool little action game to boot. What most struck us though, was how reminiscent the mecha design were to Konami’s PS2 classic Ring of Red. In addition, what with From Software’s take on a new retro styled Steel Battalion, it seems WWI mecha are all the rage this year. Whilst no word on a specific released date as yet,it does seem to be an XBLA exclusive (unlike the two prior Double Fine digital download games; Costume Quest and Stacking). The announcement trailer is below.

Watch Video »

(Either JavaScript is not active or you are using an old version of Adobe Flash Player. Please install the newest Flash Player.)

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterest

News: Virtual On Questionnaire Translation

Posted on : 02-03-2011 | By : | In : News

Hardware:

1

A few days ago, a new online questionnaire popped up on the official Virtual On Force site. Something similar happened shortly after the XBLA release of Oratan 5.66 as well, to which we ended up with this new port of Force (so SEGA do clearly listen to what the fans want when it comes to Virtual On). However, as the questionnaire is all in Japanese some studious individuals have been good enough to do a translation of it. The main point that I think everyone is rooting for is question 3-4; “would you like a new Virtual On?”. Our answer is an emphatic “yes”. Thanks to the peeps at Oratan.com and Schooly D for the heads up, there’s even a forum post all about the questionnaire too. There’s also a thanks page for doing the questionnaire that has some sweet wallpapers.

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterest

Toys: L-Gaim Mk. 2

Posted on : 27-02-2011 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

Hardware: , , , , , , ,

2

Courtesy of our good friends at HobbyLink Japan, we’ve been sent the Robot Damashii L-Gaim Mk. 2 toy from Heavy Metal L-Gaim. To help give the toy some context we’ve also included some videos of it from the original anime and a few games it has been featured in over the years at the end of the review.

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterest

News: Gundam Musou 3 DLC to feature the Seravee Gundam

Posted on : 21-02-2011 | By : | In : News

Hardware: ,

9

On the 23rd of February, another mobile suit will be added to Gundam Musou 3 in the form of another DLC pack. That of the beefy GN-008 Seravee Gundam and its more lithe internal counterpart the GN-009 Seraphim Gundam, from the second season of Gundam 00. The Seravee and Seraphim were also the upgraded versions of the GN-005 Gundam Virtue and GN-004 Gundam Nadleeh respectively. 4Gamer has some good shots of each of the mecha too. In terms of pricing, the DLC will cost 600 yen (PS3) and 480 MSP (360) and will also feature an additional mission. As has been said though, the fact that each of these have been released as separate DLC packs is a bit cheeky really. Hopefully, the Western release will conglomerate the DLC a bit better.

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterest

News: Armored Core V Tank Screenshots

Posted on : 20-02-2011 | By : | In : News

Hardware: ,

7

The official site for Armored Core V was updated yesterday with two new screenshots showing some of the game’s tank legs on display. Partly due to the reduced size of the ACs themselves, the weapon load-out looks almost disproportionately beefy. Not that we’re complaining, as it makes the new AC’s look suitably kickass. It’s just the more we see of ACV, the more it heralds back to the likes of VOTOMS but in a meaner and tougher sense perhaps. The other screenshot is shown after the jump.

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterest

Videos: Bangai-O HD New Promo

Posted on : 16-02-2011 | By : | In : Videos

Hardware:

0

GameSetWatch found a nice new promo video for the upcoming Bangai-O HD Missile Fury that’s set for an XBLA release this year. Still no word on the new online multiplayer setup, which is the main cause of the delay in release, but the game is still looking really fun.

Watch Video »

(Either JavaScript is not active or you are using an old version of Adobe Flash Player. Please install the newest Flash Player.)

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterest