Power Rangers Online Gameplay Video: 3 Enemies, 3 Rangers, and 10 minutes of awesome.

Mahou!

As you may have known, Korean game developer NtreeV has been working with Toei to create a new Power Rangers/Super Sentai MMORPG simply entitled Power Rangers Online. The game, which is based off of Power Rangers Magic Force (the Korean title for the dubbed Magiranger series), is currently within beta testing, which is where this new gameplay video comes from. Speaking of which, you can check out that video below:

Players will be able to access special costumes, combat skills, combination skills, and have a chance to fight monsters from the series!

Currently the game is in closed beta testing (aww, man) with only MagiRed, MagiYellow, and MagiPink available as playable characters. The game will be released later this year.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

P.S., I’ve already seen some very mean-spirited comments no the original YouTube video, and would just like to say this: THE GAME IS STILL IN BETA TESTING. Before anyone complains about the quality of the video, just remember that the game is still in development, and will most likely improve alot by the time the game is officially released. So no mean/offensive comments here!

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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

Video Game Rangers?: Mock Power Rangers Teaser Trailer.

So, one of the biggest problems many of us see with adapting Goseiger for Power Rangers is figuring out how to get past, or at least get around, the angel theme. Well, I certainly know one person whose found a very creative way of getting around it, and they even made a short fan trailer! Check it out below:

Well, how do you like that? Would be a great way to get through to the current youth (wow, that sounded like something an old person would write). The only real flaw with this theme that I can see is that the whole “videogame world” thing is a little overplayed. But it could possibly work.

Of course, this is only a fan teaser, and it was made over a month ago, so it doesn’t include any new info that’s come out since. All indications currently point to a sort-of MMPR reboot, with the Rangers going back to school. And unless something else comes out, the official name so far for the next series will be Power Rangers MegaForce, so who knows what the theme will be then. This could turn out to be close to the real theme. 😉

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

PR Samurai Video Game CM Auditions: Hello, LA PR fans!

Hey, look what just popped up on Actors Access, they’re holding auditions tommorow for the commercial for the Power Rangers Samurai Video Game! Okay, maybe not as exciting as I’m making it out to be, but hey, if you get picked, you get to wear the suit. 🙂 Here’s the roles they’re looking for (Note: they specifically requested actors from the surrounding  area that could be at the auditions tommorow, so if you live too far from LA to make it there by tomorrow afternoon, don’t bother submitting):

[ BOY ]
Male/6-9 years old/Any ethnicity/A fun outgoing kid who loves to play video games. Please note with submission which gaming system talent plays (i.e. Kinect, Wii, Playstation, etc) Rate: $300 + 10% per shoot date, $25 for fitting (if any) + $300 media buy out upon TV release

 

[ GIRL ]
Female/6-9 years old/Any ethnicity/Happy and outgoing and loves video games. Both ages 5-8 years old Please note with submission which gaming system talent plays (i.e. Kinect, Wii, Playstation, etc) Rate: $300 + 10% per shoot date, $25 for fitting (if any) + $300 media buy out upon TV release

 

[ MALE POWER RANGER ]
Male/18-30/Any ethnicity/Must be 5’10- 6’2, agile and athletic, with a very lean physique. Must be comfortable performing stunts while wearing a formfitting suit and helmet. Knowledge of various fighting techniques a plus. Please note martial arts, dance, and/or gymnastics training. (If there is no note, we will assume talent has no experience.) Rate: $300 + 10% per shoot date, $25 for fitting (if any) + $300 media buy out upon TV release

 

[   FEMALE POWER RANGER ]
Female/18-30/Any ethnicity/ Must be 5’5-5’8, thin athletic and agile. Must be comfortable performing stunts while wearing a formfitting suit and helmet. Knowledge of various fighting techniques a plus. Please note martial arts, dance, and/or gymnastics training. (If there is no note, we will assume talent has no experience.) Rate: $300 + 10% per shoot date, $25 for fitting (if any) + $300 media buy out upon TV release

Well, if you live in or are planning to visit the Los Angeles area tomorrow, and if you can get over the fact that I just said that like a game show announcer plugging tickets, especially if you’re interested in acting, then head out tomorrow to try your luck and win a spot on a Power Rangers Samurai Video Game commercial!

For more details, just click the link in the first paragraph.

-M.C., the Quantum Talent Agent (to the Stars)

Kamen Rider Club NES videogame: No, Fourze can’t travel through time. He just happened to start the newest branch of the club

Talk about retro…

Look at what GekiDan over at Jefusion managed to dig up:

Video Game Ephemera’s latest feature spotlights a Bandai press pamphlet from the 1989 Summer Consumer  Electronics Show revealing, a NES Kamen Rider game entitled “Kamen Rider Club: Gekitotsu Shockerland.”

According to the site, it is a scrapped localization  for the popular Kamen Rider series. “Ride with Mask Riders on their deadly mission into the nuclear-active Shockerland to beat down and destroy its ruthless leader.”

Here’s a video of the gamplay:

Well, what do you think of the game? You could play as either Ichigo, Nigo, or V3, and it looks decievingly simple (though a little too influenced by the Super Mario franchise). Would you have bought this game in 1989? Or, if you happened to live in Japan back then, did you buy it in 1988? (It came out in Japan in 1988, and released everywhere else in 1989).

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Go-Kaiger Mega-Post: Catching up on some slippery Pirates!

For those of you that happen to read other blogs, you know that I have gotten very far behind on catching up with the latest news about everything and anything. Well, to make up for that, I’m going to post EVERYTHING I’ve found Go-Kaiger-related in one super-sized Mega-Post! Expect lengthy descriptions and oodles of pics from this point on.

Starting with the oldest stories first, we have an interview with Wakamatsu Toshihide, who plays Yuki Gai/Black Condor, originally in Jetman but most recently in the newest episode of Go-Kaiger, talking about how writer Inoue Toshiki talked him into taking up his old role for this new series (note: this was translated from a Japanese magazine interview, I had nothing to do with the translating, so don’t complain to me about inproper English) :

I got phone call from Toshiki Inoue in the very early morning… well as is usual for him (laugh). He said “I’ll write script so appear on Gokaiger as Gai Yuki”. I’ve heard about “Gokaiger” so I knew what he told about, but I couldn’t believe what he said, because Gai already passed away.

The story of Gai’s death in Jetman was made mainly by Inoue and me at a meeting where we drank much(laugh). So I was against Gai’s being alive and I told so. Then he said “I understand you. Believe in me. If you don’t appear, I will never write.” So I replied to him with saying “I’ll leave everything to you.”

After reading the script, I called Inoue and heard him saying “It’s nice story for you isn’t it?” (laugh) I myself thought I’m too outstanding well in the story so I felt a kind of guilty for being a leading character in Gokaiger. At the same time I felt Inoue’s having a special place in his heart for Gai.

At the point I received the offer I called Hirofumi Ishigaki, Action Director in Gokaiger. He acted Yellow Owl in Jetman. I asked him if it’s possible to make Mr. Ohfuji act Brack Condor.

When I was in fitting session, I got welcome news. Mr. Nakazawa, the director said Ohfuji accepted the offer of Black Condor. Other staffs also thought that Black Condor must be acted by Ohfuji. That’s my great pleasure.

To answer your first question, Mr. Ohfuji is the original suit actor for Black Condor, so that makes the performance of Black Condor in battle that much more authentic. Which makes it that much cooler overall.

Next up, we have an official announcement for a new Go-Kaiger game from Namco Bandai, this time for the Nintendo DS, entitled Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: Atsumete Henshin! 35 Sentai!

The game’s genre is “Narikiri Treasure Hunting”, and you do just that. Basically, you go around the world finding, collecting, and using RangerKeys in battle. Each level has it’s own RangerKey, and along the way you have to fight Zangyack and collect the RangerKey on the map as soon as possible. The game also uses the stylus, making battles that much more simpler. The game will be released November 17th for 5040 yen.

I know it’s only been two console games so far, but that’s actually quite a lot in such a short span of time, amd whe you include other non-console games, then that number really jumps up.

Speaking of which, Namco Bandai has also announced a new app game for Go-Kaiger, called Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger ~ Let’s GokaiGalleon ~!

In this new game, you can play as Go-KaiGalleon, fighting against Zangyack spaceships. You even have the ability to play as Go-KaiOh!

Here’s the official iTunes description:

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger comes to iPhone! Blast away meteoroids and enemy spacecraft that threaten the Gokai Galleon on its voyage towards Earth! Control the action with simple taps and flicks as you feverishly try to earn your best score!

Controls: Lock on to enemies on the screen by tapping them. You can lock on to multiple enemies at the same time. Next, flick the screen to attack all the enemies you are locked on to simultaneously! Tilt the device left and right to dodge enemy attacks.

Hints: Multiply your score locking on to multiple enemies and defeating them all at once. Pirate marks pile up on the lower left side of the screen, according to the number of enemies defeated at once. Once you have eight marks, you can transform into Gokaioh. You are invincible while transformed, giving you the opportunity to boost your score even more!

Sounds simple and easy to play, and it’s only 170 yen. It’s available for iPhone 3GS & 4, and iPod Touch 3 and up. You’ll need a Japanese iTunes account to purchase it, but luckily for you, Jefusion happens to have a post on how to set up one.

Next we have some interesting info on a “discarded” background story for Don Dogoier/Hakase/Go-KaiGreen. It comes from an interview with Go-Kaiger lead wirter Arakawa Naruhisa by Hyper Hobby magazine. Here’s one background story they considered for the good doctor:

(Arakawa) “Don would be a scared boy who saw his scientist father die in a laboratory after the Zangyack attacked and started a fire, leaving him traumatized.” In addition, Arakawa said that he wouldn’t be “a special person like Ahim”, that he doesn’t come from some high rank in society, that he is just an average person (comparitively speaking).

Well, I’m not sure if some version of this story is used, but it would explain a lot about him. What do you think about it?

Anyway, let’s move on to some showroom toy pics featuring Go-KaiMachine Machalcon and the Go-KaiGalleon Buster:

This is the next Go-KaiMachine, Engine Machalcon. He is the Go-Onger‘s Grand power, and as you can see below, he can be used to combine Go-KaiOh and Go-JyuJin into a single combined mecha!

And here we (finally) have Go-Kaiger‘s cannon weapon, the Go-KaiGalloen Buster. As you can see, it works like other cannon weapons, where everybody puts their RangerKeys in and KABOOM! Freshly toasted Zangyack.

Wait, what’s that at the top?

Hmm, it’s talking about glowing 7 different LED light colors, which every weapon toy does, but it’s also showing seven RangerKeys, including a blacked-out one over the purple circle. Could this possibly be a new Go-Kaiger? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

And finally, we have the screen shots from the newest episode of Go-Kaiger! Check out Black Condor’s return:

New Super Hero Time!

And next week:

There. now we’re all completely caught up on all things Go-Kaiger. If anything else comes up, I;m putting it in a new post. 😛

-M.C., the Quantum Twin