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

New Climax Heroes Fourze Screenshots: OOO still kicks ass, even in someone elses game. Lol

Hey, the newest rounds of screenshots from the upcoming game Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Fourze have been released, this time featuring the new tag-team system, and all the updates to OOO in this game, which includes all of his added Combos, new attacks, and some tag-team action with Birth and Proto-Birth. So where’s Fourze suppose to come in? 😛

In this set, we see OOO using ShaUTa and TaJaDoru against various opponents. With these two, OOO has several projectile attacks available. And he has finishers for all of his Combos, such as the TaJaDoru final attack “Prominence Drop” shown above.

Featured here, we have the two strongest Combos available to OOO, the PuToTyra and BuraKaWani Combos. We can see BuraKaWani using his finisher “Warning Ride”, and PuToTyra is using the ever popular Tail Whip (which is [effective]).

Now we come to Kamen Rider Birth, who has full access to his BirthDay form, as well as his individual armaments. And OOO has to steal the spotlight again, this time with three of his Combos, GataKiriBa, RaToraTa, and SaGoZo.

And finally we have these screenshots showing the new tag-team system, with the two Births fighiting Ichigo, and OOO and Birth teaming up to take down W. Depending on which characters are paired together, there will be special team-up combos and finishers.

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

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Climax Heroes Fourze Cover Art Revealed: Riders on Parade!

Here’s the cover art for the upcoming Climax Heroes installment Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Fourze. The game itself comes out December 2011 for 5891 yen.

What I would like to know is, why did they go with two different covers for the different versions of the game? Why not just stick with one or another? Anyway, what I really want to know is, which is your favorite? Do you prefer the PSP version’s cover art, or the Wii’s? From an artistic POV, I prefer the PSP version more, though from a marketing perspective, the Wii’s version get’s the point of the game across slightly better. What do you think?

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Fourze Scans and Climax Heroes Announcement: Still hasn’t left the Launch Pad, but has already taken off!

Well, like the title says, we haven’t seen much of anything involving Fourze, but he’s already all over the place! Here, we have some scans from upcoming episodes of Kamen Rider Fourze, and an official announcement for his first videogame, Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Fourze. Well, someone’s been busy!

First, here are the latest scans, taken from Figure-Oh magazine:

For those of you expecting some form of context for these pics, I don’t have any.

Onto the videogame announcement!

After the success of last year’s title, Namco Bandai has announced a new title for it’s Climax Heroes game. The new installment, released for Kamen Rider’s 40th Anniversary, will be called Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Fourze, and will star the titular Rider himself.

In addition to last year’s roster, which included a majority of the Heisei Riders, this latest installment will include new characters, namely Kamen Riders Ichigo, Nigo, V3, Amazon, Black and Black RX. Also included is Shadowmoon as one of the bosses in story mode. Gotta show the Showa Riders a little love every now and then.

New features have also been announced for this latest installment, the first revealed being a new 2-on-2 VS Stage. More to be revealed as we approach the release date.

Speaking of which, the game will be released on the PSP, sometime this winter.         (price TBA)

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

-M.C., the Quantum Twin