Henshin Korner

Gundam Age Comes to PSP

Gundam Age is coming to the PSP in the form of two RPGS, Gundam Age Universe Accel and Gundam Age Cosmic Drive. I don’t read or speak nihongo so I have no idea what any of this means. Is it like Pokemon Black and White or something? But the preview video looks pretty sweet. I like the AGE in SD form and the enemy suits look quite badass, especially that black and gold one at about 1:29. And the different AGE forms towards the end of the video are freaking awesome. Are those in show? If so, I think I might have to start watching it.

From: Gundam Age Game

Kamen Rider Wizard Shows Off His Bling

Look at all his shiny rings! Kind of disappointed he doesn’t give the belt a high-five to transform. That hand is begging for a slap. Kamen Rider NUTSLAP, HENSHIN! Looks like we’re getting a continuation of the color change Rider, a convention established by Kuuga. Red is Flame Style, Blue is Water Style, Green is Hurricane Style, Yellow is Land Style.

As for the suit itself, the helmet is kind of a throwback to Faiz. It’s like Kaixa had a kid. The chest area kind of reminds me of V3 which is a nice little tribute. Kamen Rider Wizard premiers in September.

From: Henshin Justice

Kamen Rider Wizard?

It’s about that time of year again for preview picks and speculation about the next Kamen Rider. Kamen Rider Wizard is the rumored successor to Fourze and we’ve got this pretty clear photo from the Henshin Justice forums. Thank Ishinomori there’s no stupid wizard hat. Also no wand. Thank you!

There’s another photo that gives us a clear shot of his belt which has a big hand print on it. Makes me want to run up to him and high five his belt. It’s kind of interesting that it’s a five on his belt. Kind of follows the pattern, Double’s two, OOO’s three, Fourze’s four, and now Wizard’s five theme.

It’s always a bad idea to judge a suit before we see it in action so I’ll hold my comments until we get to see him move. However, I’d like to see a female rider who isn’t movie exclusive. I hope Wizard at least has a secondary female Rider. There are way too many pretty boys in the franchise.

From: Henshin Justice

Gundam Gaming Crack, The First Hit’s Free

Mobile Suite Gundam, Battle Operation is coming to Playstation 3 for FREE on June 28! Sounds fucking insane. So of course, there’s a catch.

You can play for free, but one play takes up one unit of energy. You can store up to three units of energy at one given time. You can earn one unit of energy every two hours OR you can buy energy at ¥100 a pop. Of course, like any good crack dealer, you get a bulk discount, 6 for ¥480, 13 for ¥950, 27 for ¥1850.

No idea how long you’ll be able to play on one unit of energy, but you can bet it won’t be long unless you’re a Gundam meister.

But wait, there’s more.

Like a lot of these games, you’ll unlock new Mobile Suits and items to upgrade them as you play. However, certain items will only be available using a Limited Unlock key which you can purchase for ¥200 to ¥300.

This is pretty disappointing. The whole fun of a Gundam game is unlocking and using all the Mobile Suits. I’d play Dynasty Warriors Gundam for hours on end even though I had beaten it just to unlock more mobile suits. Paying to unlock new suits, that just feels like a cheat. I’d rather spend the time playing the game than buying little bits and pieces of the game.

I guess they’re banking on Gundam fans being so completist that they’ll be willing to shell out the money to unlock every single bit of the game. As much as I love Gundam, I don’t see myself doing any of that. I’d much rather pay $60 for a full game than get something for free that I constantly have to pay into. But maybe I’m old and curmudgeonly.

From: andriasang

Gundam Extreme vs. Full Burst

This looks like Virtual-On with Mobile Suits. I don’t recognize the suits in the promo video above, but I’m guessing they’re from OO. From the looks of this next video, it seems like this game spans every single Gundam show ever:

That’s a holy fuck ton of mobile suits! They even included the Crossbone Gundam series and the Gundam Seed Astray suits, neither of which ever got an animated series. There’s a somewhat complete list of mobile suits available to play here.

Gundam Extreme vs. Full Burst is already in Japanese arcades. I believe it’s coming to the PS3 sometime soon. No idea if it’ll be available for the 360 around the same time. But it’s probably best to just buy the arcade machine so you can get the updates when they add more suits and levels.

From: Gundam Extreme vs. Full Burst

Rider Sessions — Riderman

It’s been far too long since I did one of these. This is my interpretation of Riderman. Wasn’t going to do him, but then he showed up in Movie War Megamax as one of the seven Legendary Riders.

That Time the Animaniacs Parodied Super Sentai

I totally forgot they did this! I absolutely loved Animaniacs and while I was also a fan of Power Rangers, I don’t think I was as big a Super Sentai fan as I am today. Otherwise, I would have remembered this as THE BEST ANIMANIACS EPISODE IN THE ENTIRE RUN OF THE SHOW!

Right!

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