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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: Danball Senki Boost Announced

Posted on : 23-10-2011 | By : | In : News, Videos

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At the recent Level 5 World 2011 event a new entry into the Danball Senki series was announced, that of Danball Senki Boost. Still on the PSP it looks to be more of the same and continuing the narrative around the mysterious LBX mecha. From pretty extensive LBX customisation to some nice battling action, the first game was pretty damn decent and this looks to continue that. 4Gamer has some nice new screenshots of the game and a new promo video (shown below) was released recently too. Weirdly it’s set for a pretty quick release, on November 23rd, so Level 5 are pretty confident it won’t get buried in terms of competing PR. You’ll also be able to either buy the game in UMD format for 4,980 yen or download it at 4,480 yen.

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Toys: 1/60 VF-17S Preview

Posted on : 19-10-2011 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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The forthcoming 1/60 scale VF-17S Nightmare from Macross 7 has been previewed over at Amiami. Considering that Bandai made some pretty decent toys back when the show aired, we’re still pretty stoked to see this being re-done by Yamato. The variable fighter has had a bit of mixed gaming history though, as the PSone era versions packed beam weapons by default. The recent PSP iterations were subsequently far more faithful. The toy is out in November and you can pre-order it here.

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News: Gundam Mokuba no Kiseki Announced

Posted on : 19-10-2011 | By : | In : News

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A new Gundam based RTS has been announced for the PSP. Developed by GameArts it will be called Mokuba no Kiseki (or “Path of the Wooden Horse”) and track the story from the original Gundam, the reference to the horse being the nickname the White Base was given during the original series and movies. Interestingly the player will act out the role of Bright Noa and command the crew of the White Base. Considering that Bright’s voice actor has recently been re-cast for his appearance in Gundam Unicorn, as the original actor Hirotaka Suzuoki died in 2006, the focus of the game on the character is somewhat bitter-sweet for us. The game is scheduled for release on January 26th, which to the observant of you is the same day as Armored Core V’s release.

Update: Famitsu has a nice update about the game with some screenshots too.

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Kits: Blaster kit announced

Posted on : 17-10-2011 | By : | In : News, Videos

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Along with a slew of other kits at the 51st All Japan Model & Hobby Show, with the Nineball still being suitably lovely, the awesome Blaster from Super Robot Wars Z 2 Hakai Hen will finally get a kit based rendition. This is also being handled Kotobukiya, so expected highly affordable sculpted awesomeness. In terms of price, no details as yet but it’s scheduled for release sometime next year (probably to coincide with the second PSP game on the way).

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News: Gundam AGE game announced

Posted on : 10-10-2011 | By : | In : News, Videos

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What with the first episode of Level 5’s Gundam AGE airing last night, it was shortly followed by a not overly surprising announcement; that a PSP game will accompany the series. Set for release next year, it will be an RPG that covers a 100 years of history within the new universe. Considering this is Level 5 we’re talking about, this game obviously won’t be a crappy hack job. In addition, after the likes of the excellent Danball Senki, it’s clear they can get a lot out of the PSP too. The announcement advert is below and it also shows a bit of in-game footage, something that doesn’t look too shabby either.

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News: Cyberbots on PSN

Posted on : 15-09-2011 | By : | In : News

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The classic Capcom mecha based2D beat-em-up Cyberbots has finally hit the PlayStation Network yesterday in the game archives, at the very reasonable sum of $5.99. This then is the PSone version, though it can also be run on your PSP to along with your PS3. This game was the pseudo follow on to Armored Warriors and in turn fed into Kikaioh, the latter even had the Blodia II from Cyberbots as an unlockable unit within the game. We have lots of fond memories for Cyberbots and to have it on PSN is nice, though as yet whilst it is available in North America there is no news of a European (PAL) release.

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Toys: Getter Robo 1 with Full Mantle

Posted on : 06-09-2011 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Courtesy of our good friends at HobbyLink Japan, we’ve been sent a toy from Change!! Shin Getter Robo to review. Specifically, the Getter Robo 1 with Full Mantle that’s on sale. In addition, to give the toy some context, we’ve also linked some anime and gameplay footage of it in action in Super Robot Wars Z 2 at the end of the review.

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Toys: Hatsune Miku Fei-Yen Ver Ka Announced

Posted on : 30-08-2011 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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In a move that’s not overly surprising, the next in the Composite Ver Ka line will be the Hatsune Miku Fei-Yen we mentioned a while back. This toy line has already graced at least one virtuaroid from the series, that of the mighty Temjin (which we can fully recommend). In many ways, Miku is a good fit for Virtual On and we half expect that one day she’ll surface as a playable character in the series. The toy will be released on the 11th November for 5,040 yen and you can pre-order it here.

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Toys: Destroid Tomahawk

Posted on : 03-08-2011 | By : | In : Toys/Kits

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Courtesy of our good friends at HobbyLink Japan, we’ve been sent the 1/60 Destroid Tomahawk (Weathered Version) toy from Super Dimension Fortress Macross that’s on sale. This particular design is a unique one though as it has had some quite massive ramifications on mecha gaming over the years.

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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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