Climax Heroes Fourze New Finishers Announced: Breaking the Limits of Gameplay!

Hey, the recent issue of Dengeki Magazine revealed aome new info on the upcoming game Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Fourze. This new info deals with new Switches for Fourze, Elek State playability, and new finishers for old characters. How many more ways can they make this game even more EPIC?!

First up, we’ve got confirmation that Fourze’s Elek State will be a playable character in the game. This newly added State will go along with a total of eight other Switches, four of which are usable and described here:

  • Rocket: Uses the rocket’s jet propulsion to fly across the screen towards the opponent and punch him.
  • Launcher: Shoots missiles. If you use it together with Radar, the missiles gain homing properties.
  • Hopping: Makes moving around difficult.
  • Drill: Drastically improves kick power and lets you use a special in-game kick with Fourze.

The other four Switches, Radar, Magic Hand, Camera, and Chainsaw, have so far only been seen in the CGI Artwork.

And it looks like other characters that had been previously introduced in Climax Heroes OOO will be getting new finishers. They include:

  • G3-X: GX Launcher Perfect Marksmanship
  • Kaixa: Gold Smash
  • Gatack: Rider Kick
  • Kick Hopper: Rider Jump and Kick
  • Punch Hopper: Rider Jump and Punch
  • Nega Den-O: Nega Wild Shot
  • Garren: Burning Divide

Currently, there’s no word on any other “unfinished” characters getting new finishers.

Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Fourze will be released this December for the PSP and Wii for 5981 yen.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

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Kamen Rider Fourze Super MEGA post: Launching Story Barrage in 3,…2,…1!

Hey, a bunch of new stories and rumors have come out for Kamen Rider Fourze over the last few days, and unfortunately I haven’t been able to keep up with the ever-growing number. So I’ve decided to just throw everything into one mega-post, starting from oldest to newest. So let’s get to it!

First off, we have official confirmation that both Ankh will return in Movie Wars MEGAMAX, and that Shotaro and Phillip will show up in this movie for the Kamen Rider W scene. As you can see from this image above, it also confirms the appearance of the Seven Legendary Riders. All of this can be seen in the newest trailer:

Is that a triple henshin I see? 😉

Next, the first official trailer for the upcoming game Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Fourze has been released, and features both the new characters and the new gameplay. Let’s watch:

Don’t you just wanna rush out to order it? 😛

Next, we have some new episode summaries, and it looks like Daimonji will be joining the Kamen Rider Club soon, though rather reluctantly…

Episode 7: N/A – 10/16
Amanogawa High School wins the District Tournament. Daimonji’s father congratulates him. The cheering team also comes out to cheer. However, Daimonji is searching for Miu. He phones her, Miu says that she is busy with other club activities.

At the background you can hear the sound “Spike ON,” and Miu started to scream. Fourze and Yuki were trying out the switches. Miu tells Daimonji that Kamen Rider activities are important and hangs up the phone.

Episode 8: N/A – 10/23
Gentaro, Kengo and Yuki are requested to have a supplementary class during holiday time, but a Zodiarts appeared and the three must leave the classroom. The teacher ordered them to stand outside the classroom because of their actions. Daimonji is in the class as well so as to interfere with the Kamen Rider Club.

Episode 9 – N/A 10/30
Gentaro and Yuki have a morning run? Kengo and Nozama stares at them coldly. Meanwhile, three girl students and Tomoko call themselves witches. Yuki is invited to one of their secret witch meetings…

Next, it’s been confirmed that anime singer May’N and former SURFACE vocalist Shiina Yoshiharu have formed a new singing unit, the Astronauts, to sing the theme for Fourze’s Elek State entitled “Giant Step”, which was heard in episode 6 of Fourze. Both artists have performed a number of different anime themes with each of their respective groups, and this is the first time the two have collaborated on such a project.

And finally, we have a few rumors on the second Rider for Kamen Rider Fourze, the newly named Kamen Rider Sagu. Here’s what’s been said do far:

  • 2nd Rider is named Kamen Rider Sagu and powers come from the Sagittarius Zodiarts. The Zodiarts Switch is converted into the 41st Astro Switch.
  • The armor is all blue, including the eyes. The left eye divided, and the division makes for a sort of “3rd eye.”
  • Belt has a bow-and-arrow motif and works like GokaiSilver’s GokaiCellular, scanning the switches. The arrow on the belt is the symbol for Mars, the circle of the arrow is pulled up on using your finger to transform, causing the arrow to slide over the Switch, scanning it.
  • Belt works with Sagu’s personal weapon.

So, a bad guy turned good, and on based on the warrior constellation Sagittarius? We’ll have to see how this one turns out.

And that’s it for Fourze news. You should be completely caught up at this point in time. But if anything else pops up, I’ll be sure to let you know!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Fourze Ep.6 RAW: Electrified Unicorn. Sounds like something you’d see on a black-light painting.

Hey, we’ve got episode 6 of Kamen Rider Fourze, which includes the official premiere of Fourze’s Elek State! Check it out below:

Nothing like having the guy that’s going to kill you make you go through your phone and call everyone you know and beg for them to help you, only to have everyone hang up on you, to realize how big of a jerk you really are. Humbling moments.

So really, he saved JK twice. 😛

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Fourze Scans: New States, New Switches, and New Riders!

New scans time, which means a new look at what’s coming down the road. And for Fourze, that means the in-show reveal of his Elek State, a look at some new Astro Switches, and some very interesting Movie Wars MEGAMAX news. So let’s get this post in the air!

First, we have a massive pile of scans for Fourze’s Elek state, but no big reveals about it. You can look over them anyway:

Oh, so that’s how he changes into his Elek State. Mystery solved. 😛

And with that, we can move onto the new Switches!

These are all Switches set to be revealed in October. From No.11-16, we have:

  • Astro Switch 11 – Scissors
  • Astro Switch 12 – Beat
  • Astro Switch 13 – Chain Arrays
  • Astro Switch 14 – Smoke
  • Astro Switch 15 – Spike
  • Astro Switch 16 – Winch

Here’s the new switches in action:

And next, we have a shaded pic of Fourze’s Fire State, which uses an unkown red Switch, and is equiped with the Hi-Hack Gun Module.

Now that we’ve covered that, let’s deviate slightly for bit and talk about this scan:

Yep, looks like JK got into the KRC too, but Kengo seems to be very upset about it.

And finally, we have scnas featuring two new Riders for the Movie Wars MEGAMAX!

On the left we have Kamen Rider Nadeshiko, who will be in the Fourze part of the movie, and on the left we have Kamen Rider Poseidon, who will appear in the OOO part of the movie. Not much has been revealed about Poseidon, other than the alternate version of the OOODriver he wears, and his unique Core Medals which feature sea creatures (no confirmed identities of the Core Medals themselves). However, we have learned quite a bit about Nadeshiko.

Nadeshiko is a high school student that wants to work with Fourze. And she becomes a romantic interest for Gentaro, who will apparently fall in love with her. I guess they’re covering the “teen romance” base with this character. No word on whether or not she’ll appear in the series. And as you can see, she sports a more retro-looking spacesuit outift, with a blue version of the FourzeDriver that only has two slots for the arms.

This scan also confirms the rumors that the Fourze part of the movie will take place during the Amanogawa Sky High Festival.

Well, that’s all for Fourze news, if anything else pops up, I’ll be sure to let you know.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Fourze’s Elek State Revealed: Okay, slightly better looking than I thought.

When the first toy catalogue pics started to surface, we got a glimpse of Fourze’s first new State, his Elek State. And now we have live shots of his new Elek State, and boy, isn’t it interesting. Using the #10 Astro Switch (name unknown), he can activate this new State, where his eyes turn blue and his suit is covered in gold mesh, similar to what they use to insulate electrical systems on space craft (seriously, they use huge sheets of gold foil for insulation).

In this State, Fourze can use the Module “Billy the Rod”, which is a big electric rod for all intents and purposes (and yes, it’s a rod, not a sword, because it has no real tip).

The toy catalogues originally set the release date for the toys for this new State in October, so don’t expect to see him until then. Although, since they are on Astro Switch #9, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this at the start of next month, possibly after the Queen Festival arc is over. 🙂 We’ll just have to see if anything comes up.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Fourze Update: Kamen Rider Club taking a new direction and Fourze has MORE States?

A lot of the rumors that came out about this show have turned out to be true, even initial rumors about an astronaut theme and Fourze being a high school student. Well, it seems now that one proven rumor about the Kamen Rider Club started at Amanogawa High have taken a different direction than they did in the original rumors.

The Kamen Rider Club will still be in the show, but the story behind it will be completely different from what’s been reported up until now. The original rumors said that the club was started to investigate the “Kamen Rider urban legend”, but that’s not where the story is going to go anymore. Check out the article below:

Translated:

Producer Hideaki Tsukuda says that some higher up from Toei told him to nix the idea. The reasoning they gave him was because Decade, a recent series, already did that and they didn’t want to retread familiar grounds too soon.

There was also a lot of complaining among the fanbase that might have lead to it. The producer seemed pretty bummed out about it, he’s the one that tried to visually link Double to the original Kamen Rider and really loves close ties in series.

Okay, maybe not a perfect translation, but you get the picture. So, now the KRC will have a new purpose all together. What do you think it will be about now?

Moving on, a new toy catalogue scan has popped up for Fourze toys, and it features six figure heads (actual, not political):

The main one is  obviously Fourze in Base State, the next two heads are from the Elek and Fire States, and the final head is from Kamen Rider OOO PuToTyra. So what are the two blacked-out heads supposed to be?! Are these new, yet-to-be-announced States for Fourze? There’s not a lot that can be gathered from this page, but it seems likely they would throw in new States at this point, especially since the show just started. 😛 Any ideas on what these two new States could be?

That’s it for Fourze news at the moment, if anything else pops up, I’ll let you know.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

UPDATE: You that article about the KRC? Yeah, apparently, that isn’t a translation quoted below, that was just a rumor from the person that originally brought up the article. Here’s the real translation:

It states that the Kamen Rider Club is aware and trying to defend against the Zodiarts, and the series will still retain the purpose of being the 40th anniversary series with Riders from the past history. It does bring up Decade being the Heisei 10th anniversary series, and them wanting to do a series to commemorate Kamen Rider’s 40th anniversary.

It also states the club is Fourze’s “backup” with Fourze doing most of the fighting. It also states that Gentaro is the only one who will use the Fourze Driver.

So, the club will pay homage to past Riders, but for the most part, they’ll just be back-up for Gentaro, who will be the only Fourze (sorry, Kengo, maybe you’ll be the second Rider). So what do you think now that you know what the article was really about?

Kamen Rider Fourze News, Rumors, and Episode Summaries: Classes start this Sunday!

We’re just days away from the start of the new series, Kamen Rider Fourze! And news and rumors about this new series have been flying around in every direction. Here are a few of the current things floating around today.

First we have some updated episode summaries for the first three episodes. Here’s what the first day at a new school is like for a Kamen Rider:

Episode 1: Youth Transformation
Gentaro is transferred to the Amanogawa High School Year 2 Class B, he wants to make friends to everyone. A message about a bomb is put up on the bulletin board, the queen – Miu, and the football captain have their eyes on everyone.

The Orion Zordiart, a mysterious monster, appears and runs wild in the school and attacks the leader of the American Football Club. Kengo confronts the monster, but is knocked off and is in danger. His classmate rides a giant machine to fight the monster. Kengo decides to gamble and hands Gentaro the switches and he transforms to Kamen Rider Fourze.

Episode 2: Space, First Class
Gentaro has transformed into Kamen Rider Fourze, but the  Orion Zodiart has escaped. Kengo tells Gentaro that handing him  the Fourze Driver was an ‘urgent measure’, and that using it is only a  temporary thing. To let himself to be part of the gang, Gentaro tries to  search for him, but he can’t find a single trace since he’s new to the  school.

Later, Gentaro is taken to outer space through the magical locker, Rabbit Hatch. Gentaro decides to protect his school and creates the Kamen Rider Club.

Episode 3: N/A
Kengo is adjusting the Astro Switches so they currently cannot be used. At the time, the Queen’s Festival is held at school. Everyone thinks that Miu will be chosen. However, Gentaro offers that if she fails they’ll have to become friends.

While Gentaro searches for an opponent, an invisible monster starts to attack the contestants.

Next up, we have some info on upcoming Astro Switches, No.06-09 to be exact.:

  • Chainsaw Switch (Triangle, 8)
    Has a powerful engine that can rotate the blade up to 15000 rounds per minute.
  • Parachute Switch (Square, 7)
    Inside the square box, there are 3 parachutes, Fourze can land safely from the sky.
  • Camera Switch (Square, 6)
    Has high sensitivity and view far distances, it can also receive data from the environment nearby.
  • Hopping (Triangle, 9)
    Can significantly increase the jumping height, from 20m to 40m.

And the first Foodroid has officially been revealed. Yay! Anyway, his name is BurgerMeal, and he is a surveilance robot. While in food mode, he maintains the shape of a hamburger. But when activated by the Camera Astro Switch 06, he enters into Lloyd mode (named for the type of robot it resembles) where it can collect data, act as a surveliance device, and take pictures from the air, and send all of it back to the Rabbit Hutch. Not bad, Wall-E Jr.

We also have some info on the Rabbit Hutch, the moon base where the FourzeDriver was created, and how it’s connected to the lockers in the school.

The Rabbit Hutch is part of a greater organization called OSTO (Over Space Technology Organization), a group that so far has only been referenced, and not directly talked about (hopefully it won’t be another Kougami Foundation, you can only use the whole “shadowy organization working for itself and inadvertantly helping the bad guys” thing ever now and then). This is the moon base where Kengo’s father invented the FourzeDriver and the Astro Switches, and where the other tools and weapons Fourze uses were developed. The base is connected to the Kengo’s locker through the power of the Astro Switches (which means they haven’t revealed a more detailed explanation for how it works). Even though the base is on the moon, the base itself has the same gravity as Earth.

Next we have info on the first three elite Zodiarts, and the lizard one on the end. The Zodiart “bosses” that have been revealed are the Virgo, Leo, and Libra Zodiarts. There are going to be 12 boss Zodiarts in all, based on the 12 constellations of Zodiac. One of the upcoming lower rank Zodiarts revealed so far has been the Chameleon Zodiart, which can become invisible or camouflage itself to blend into it’s surroudings. I didn’t know there was a chameleon constellation, did you?

And finally, we have a sneak peak at Fourze’s Electric State, or Elek State as it was begin called during the toy announcements. I know it’s been shaded, but it still looks cool, a little bit better than it did in the illustrations for the “Billy the Rod” Module.

Anyway, that’s it for Fourze stuff right now. Since we are so close, I would expect to see something for it every day leading up to the premiere, and I definitely expect to tidal wave of news and rumors after the premiere. Can’t wait!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin