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Videos: Starwing Paradox Finally Gets Some Proper Gameplay FootageVideos: Starwing Paradox Finally Gets Some Proper Gameplay... Over at 4Gamer, they have a new interview with one of the developers behind the upcoming arcade mecha game Starwing Paradox. Released later this year in the Japanese arcades,...

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News: Gundam Extreme Versus 2 Initial Roster And Location Tests AnnouncedNews: Gundam Extreme Versus 2 Initial Roster And Location... As the rest of the world has Gundam Versus on the PS4, Japanese arcades are gearing up for the upcoming Gundam Versus Extreme 2. On May 12 and 13, stores in Tokyo and Osaka...

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Reviews: Super Robot Wars X (9/10)Reviews: Super Robot Wars X (9/10) Since the end of the Z series, the Super Robot Wars games have tried to change up the setup somewhat, such as including series without mecha in Super Robot Wars V. Well, the...

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Videos: Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS 2 Announced For 2018Videos: Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS 2 Announced For... Bandai Namco have recently announced that Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS 2 will be hitting arcades in 2018. Unlike Gundam Versus, this is being positioned as a true sequel...

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Videos: Build Strike Gundam, Farsia, Gundam Pixie, and Efreet Schneid Coming To Gundam VersusVideos: Build Strike Gundam, Farsia, Gundam Pixie,... Several new DLC units have been announced during the Gundam Games Announcement stream on January 16. Aside from revealing God and Master Gundam gameplay, we saw Missing...

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News: Kapools added to Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost

Posted on : 21-06-2013 | By : | In : News

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On June 25, the Kapool and Corin’s Kapool will be added to the Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost roster. Teased in the game’s intro since it was released over a year ago, the AMX–109 Kapool and Corin’s Kapool seem to be one of the most unique units out there. Acting as one selected unit, the player will be able to switch between the two units during the match. Corin’s Kapool appears to be more melee focused, whereas the Kapool, piloted by Sochie Heim, is more ranged. Each unit has its own health, but beware as one unit death means both Kapools go down. Regardless, we are definitely looking forward to playing the Kapools sometime soon. Other additions in the next update include Lunamaria Hawke from Gundam Seed Destiny as an operator and A Bao A Qu as a new playable stage. Check out the video below to see Team Kapool in action!

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Toys: Arcadia to release YF-19 in 2014

Posted on : 20-06-2013 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Following on from their VF-1J re-release it seems we’ll be getting a YF-19 toy in 2014. Now it’s not clear whether this will be a re-release of this. What we do know is that it will come with FAST packs, which were originally sold separately on Yamato’s version (though it was packaged together in a later release). Personally, we’re hoping the updated engineering seen on the Macross 7 era VF-19 toys will make it over to this new Arcadia release. The fact that the toy will be available next year also helps to indicate that as well. In other Macross Plus news, the awesome Japanese BluRay boxset (with English subtitles and dub) is now out in the wild. So pick that up whilst you can!

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Toys: Riobot Tsugumori

Posted on : 14-06-2013 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Courtesy of our good friends at HobbyLink Japan we’ve been sent the Riobot Tsugumori from the epic manga Knights of Sidonia (though this is an anime on the way). This is the latest work from the renowned Tsutomu Nihei. As this is a slight departure from our usual toy reviews, as this mecha has yet to be featured in a game, there is no footage as to show the mecha in action.

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Videos: New Trailer Released for Monolithsoft’s Mecha Wii U RPG

Posted on : 12-06-2013 | By : | In : Videos

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At the recent Nintendo E3 Direct, a new trailer was shown for the new Wii U RPG by Monolithsoft, currently dubbed “X”. This new trailer focuses on the mecha featured in the game, called Dolls, and showcased more of their functionality in the game, from different forms of traversal and mecha types. As a spiritual successor to Xenoblade, the scope and scale of this game looks amazing from the large vistas to the giant enemies, both organic and mechanical. As a huge fan of the Xeno-series RPGs and Xenoblade, I can’t wait to see what this game has in store for us in the future. The game will be released in 2014, but until then make sure to check out the trailer below!

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News: Strike Vector Announced

Posted on : 12-06-2013 | By : | In : News, Videos

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A small team of indie developers have crafted something pretty damn cool via the Unreal engine. Called Strike Vector, it utilises semi-transforming craft in a multiplayer dog-fighting environment. So mixing straight flight and lateral movement (basically a plane crossed with a helicopter – something that’s quite commonplace with the mecha in shows like Macross for instance). No word on a release date or platform, though with the latter it’s likely developed on PC so it’s safe to assume we’ll see the game released there too. We like the mecha design a lot as well and the new in-game trailer (shown below) looks great.

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News: Titanfall Announced

Posted on : 10-06-2013 | By : | In : News, Videos

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Whilst it was leaked recently that Respawn Entertainment were working on a mecha themed FPS, it has now been officially announced. Called Titanfall, it’s a sci-fi FPS set on what appears to be a far off future colony world. On foot combat seems to have parkour and quick boosting elements (so quite interesting) but the mecha look like something else entirely (as shown above). Whilst we did berate Front Mission Evolve’s idiotic standardisation between human and mecha handling, it’s not entirely clear if that’s the case here. That aside, the mecha designs have some nice nods to Yutaka Izubuchi’s and Kow Yokoyama’s work though, which we entirely approve of. Whilst this was premiered along with the Xbox One, apparently there will be a 360 and PC release too. The announcement trailer is linked below.

Oh, and to our readers from Respawn (of which there are a few), “hi!”.

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News: Armored Core Verdict Day Singleplayer Update

Posted on : 10-06-2013 | By : | In : News

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Over at 4Gamer there’s an interesting update for Armored Core Verdict Day. On the one hand it shows the new and nicely shiny boxart but also covers the game’s singleplayer component. Specifically, we have a fleshed out Story Mode that has you play single player narrative focused missions. The purpose is to clear all 60 missions and reach the plot’s conclusion. This is slightly different from the handful of story missions in the previous game followed by the the Order filler missions. This seems to be far more substantial in terms of content. Two player coop play is also possible for all missions and a UNAC or a mercenary can be selected as a partner. Once the story is cleared another mode, Hardcore Mode, will appear. This mode changes a number of things, such as clearing the story with higher difficulty conditions, from limitations on your AC to increased damage taken. There are a total of 10 different modes with a variety of conditions in Hardcore Mode. Beating Hardcore Mode will also result in your details being listed on online rankings. In addition, you can create a single player team and battle with UNAC (AI) AC as the team members. Not to mention that it is also possible to send only the UNAC units and participate in the battle as an operator. The mercenary setup is also very much still present and whilst you’ll lack voice communication you can still participate in the story mode missions just fine. Finally it seems the western release of the game will also get the same collector’s edition, which is pretty cool.

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Videos: Gundam Breaker Latest Promo

Posted on : 06-06-2013 | By : | In : Videos

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We now have a nice long new promo for Gundam Breaker (shown below). It shows all manner of stuff, such as the ability for HG (1/144 scale) and MG (1/100 scale) kits to face off as well as the ability to kitbash the respective gunpla ranges together (resulting in mobile suits that look rather cute). The promo is also voiced by Kamille (Nobuo Tomita) and Haman (Yoshiko Sakakibara), which is pretty cool. The controls have also bee updated too, with the right stick able to cycle through locked on targets (flipping the stick up will target larger enemies). The game is released on June 27th and you can pre-order the PS3 version of the game here.

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Toys: Robot Damashii Divine Testament Gundam Revealed

Posted on : 04-06-2013 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Looks like Gundam Seed Astray is getting a little more love in the form of the Robot Damashii ZGMF-X12A+AQM/E-X05 Divine Testament Gundam. From the Gundam Seed Destiny Astray manga, the Testament Gundam with its Divine Striker armaments is a fearsome antagonist mecha that is eventually repurposed for Kaite Madigan’s usage, one of the leads in Destiny Astray manga. In the manga, it also is able to attach other Striker packs such as the Sword and Aile packs designed for the GAT-X105 Strike Gundam, so it would be interesting to see if that applied to the Robot Damashii version. As for speculation time, could this be another hint into upcoming roster additions to Gundam Extreme Versus Full Boost? The Divine Testament Gundam is scheduled for release in September of this year.

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Toys: Riobot Jehuty Release Details

Posted on : 03-06-2013 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Sentinel have finally revealed their upcoming Riobot Jehuty figure in all its glory. It’s considerably larger and more detailed than the previous Revoltechs, so this obviously comes with a larger price tag (of 13,500 yen) and will be released in September of this year. That said, this figure will come with a good amount of diecast too apparently so that’s good to know at least. You can pre-order yours here.

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