Banpresto announces Battle Dodgeball 3 for PSP: Still no love for Sentai?

Along with the newly announced Great Battle Fullblast game for the PSP, Banpresto has just announced another new game for the PSP, Battle Dodgeball 3. It will be included with limited edition copies of the Great Battle game.

The game pits characters from (once again) the Ultraman, Gundam,  and Kamen Rider franchises against each other in all all out dodgeball team battle! It features 13 teams and a total of 52 new and returning characters from the Compati Hero series games.

The “Twin Battle Box” edition of the Great Battle Fullblast game will feature this game, the Great Battle Fullblast Theme Song Companion CD, and a special Great Battle 20th Anniversary booklet. The total package will ship out March 1st, and the entire Twin Box package will retail at 11530 yen (about $150 USD).

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

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Great Battle Full Blast Announced for PSP: Riders and Gundams and Ultras Oh My!

Looks like with all of these major anniversaries hitting all at the same time (which is oddly coincidental but welcomed all the same), the good people over at Namco Bandai are feeling a little nostalgic for the days when Banpresto was the king of franchise crossover games. Last week, we got an announcement for the Lost Heroes game for the Nintendo 3DS, and now we have an official announcement for a new Great Battle game featuring characters from (once again) Kamen Rider, Ultraman, AND Gundam. Talk about a winning combination!

Alright, so here’s the main info on the game from Siliconera:

Freedom Gundam, the original Gundam, Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Decade​, Ultraman, and Ultraman Mebius are confirmed characters. In each stage, you get to pick three of them. The game has a total 36 assist characters, twelve from each series, so it sounds like Namco Bandai​ has plenty to reveal. Reserve The Great Battle and you’ll get even more assist characters. Early copies include a product code for: Justice Gundam, Gun Cannon, Ultraman Hikari, Zoffy (Ultraman series), Kamen Rider #2, and Kamen Rider Kuuga.

Great Battle Full Blast will come out on March 1 in Japan. Pick up the Twin Battle Box for 11,530 yen ($150) and you’ll get Battle Dodgeball 3, a new sports game from Banpresto’s Super Famicom series, and an eight CD soundtrack collection.

Wow, they have a lot of confidence that this game will sell. I wonder if they’ll revive one of Banpresto’s old games that featured Super Sentai along with Kamen Rider, Ultraman, and a few other Henshin Heroes? They could very easily bridge the gap between Kamen Rider and the gigantic partners he’ll have in these games. 😛

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Lost Heroes Game Promo: Kamen Rider, Ultraman, AND Gundam?! Can you say “ultimate nerd-gasm”?

Banpresto recently released this promo for their new upcoming game Lost Heroes. In the spirit of thier Compatible Hero crossover franchise, this new game features characters from the Ultraman, Kamen Rider, and Gundam franchises! That’ three of my favorite franchises all in one game!!!

In this game, the three franchises join forces to fight an “invasion of darkness”. This game comes out in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS next year.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin