New Great Battle Full Blast Promo

Here is the full trailer for the new PSP game Great Battle Fullblast, which features a crossover of the Ultraman, Gundam, and Kamen Rider franchises. Check out the new trailer below:

Well, that looks fun! And if you get the Twin Battle Box Edition, you’ll get the Fullblast game, a copy of Battle Dodgeball 3, a Theme song compilation CD, and a special Great Battle 20th Anniversary booklet. The game comes out March 1st.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

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

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

Odaiba Gundam Project 2011 Video: Sitting in the palm of a giant robot’s hand is AWESOME!

Odaiba Gundam Project 2011 has kicked off, and parts from the life-size RX-78-2 Gundam have returned to Tokyo! Here’s a video that’s been made for the event:

The event, being held at Symbol Promenade Park on Tokyo’s artificial island of Odaiba, is free for preschoolers and 500 yen for everyone else. The event will run from now until August 21st, so swing by now if you can, because it ends soon.

-M.C., the Quanutm Twin

Parts of Life Size Gundam to return to Tokyo.

The official website of the Gundam anime franchise recently announced that parts of the life-size RX-78-2 Gundam model will return to Tokyo for the “Odaiba Gundam Project 2011”.

The “Odaiba Gundam Project 2011” is a special event that will run from August 13-21. Organizers have noted that attendees will be able to get up close to features of the disassembled statue that they could not see or interact with when the statue was fully assembled, standing at 18 m (about 59 ft) tall, in 2009. In addition, visitors will be able to touch and even sit on the Gundam’s right hand. Photo opp!

The event will be held at Symbol Promenade Park on Odaiba, Tokyo’s artificial island. It’s free to preschoolers, and 500 yen for children and adults. Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit charities for victims of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake disaster.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Life size Char’s Zaku to be Erected in Japan: Will this one work?

Way back in the olden days of 2009, a life-size statue of the RX78-2 Gundam was built and erected in Tokyo for a short period of time (a couple of months or so), and now some young staff members from Mibu, Japan’s Toy Town, have formed a volunteer team to erect a life-size statue of Char Azanable’s Custom MS-06S Zaku II.

The Zaku II statue will stand at 18 meters (59 feet) tall, and costs for design and construction have been estimated at several billion yen. “There are Gundam fans all over the world. We want to call (for cooperation to build the statue) throughout the world with Twitter and Facebook,” noted Takayama Hiroshi, one of the 30 or so volunteers in the group.

In another attempt to gather funds, they will also be selling 1000 limited-edition cups of strawberry-flavored juice cocktail, with an image of Char’s Zaku on the cup, at 100 yen during a charity event for the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake Disaster on July 16th.

Well, this definitely sounds interesting, last time I heard news about something like this, it was the Gigantor statue project, which so far has been successful (and was made into a permanent fixture, unlike the Gundam statue). It’s an actual giant robot in Japan. What’s not to love? Who cares if it’s the bad guy’s personal Gundam, that doesn’t change the overall awesomeness of the whole thing. The only complaint I have is the same you I know you guys will have: Why isn’t anyone trying to do this with Super Sentai? They have 33 years worth of giant robots to choose from. Seriously, someone get on that.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin