This is the world we live in, now. Mobile Suit Gundam is celebrating its 40th Anniversary, whereas Hello Kitty is celebrating her 45th Anniversary, so naturally the two will battle in a fierce contest of superiority. The battle will take place on Japan’s LINE network, with fans able to earn points for their respective side by completing certain tasks.
The campaign will then culminate into a large scale escape room pitting the two against each other alongside fans. As insane as that plan is, leave it to Japan to make it work. Keep your eyes on the Official Website for more information.
Bandai Namco has shared an incredible, 11-minute new trailer for the upcoming Super Robot Wars T. The footage shows off the classic gameplay the series is known for, and many of its iconic returning characters, and original characters.
Super Robot Wars T releases on March 20th in Japan for the PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Additionally, the Asia version with English subtitles launches on March 20th, as well.
Legendary Pictures, the studio behind such recent successes as the 2014 Godzilla film, and Pacific Rim, have announced a partnership with Sunrise at this year’s Anime Expo. The first announcement? A live-action Mobile Suit Gundam film is now in development with the studio. Nothing is known about the story, nor is a director attached, but we did get a press release. Maybe the appearance of the Gundam in Ready Player One was what it took to push executives over the edge?
The original Gundam series is set in the Universal Century, an era in which humanity’s growing population has led people to emigrate to space colonies. Eventually, the people living in the colonies seek their autonomy, and launch a war of independence against the people living on Earth. Through the tragedies and discord arising from this human conflict, not only the maturation of the main character, but also the intentions of enemies and the surrounding people are sensitively depicted.
Bandai Namco officially announced in this month’s issue of Famitsu that a new Gundam strategy game will be releasing on April 26th for the Nintendo Switch. SD Gundam G Generation Genesis, will feature all of the released DLC that was available on the PlayStation versions of the game on Nintendo Switch.
The game also includes the Super Famicom title Super Gachapon World: SD Gundam X as a bonus digital title.