Speedstar Records put up an audio clip of "Wana" ("Trap") on their The Back Horn site (click the red ad on the left side of the page). The single comes out November 14 and comes with a Gundam 00 sticker and a Lockon character card.
Location testing for Gundam Vs. Gundam began the other day at Shato EX. Renza 2 has been collecting news as it comes in. As most, if not all, of this info is from 2ch, the news isn't necessarily definitive. 32 MS are said to be in the game with 26 available currently and 6 unrevealed (Each MS has an assist, listed in parenthesis):
Guntank (G-Sky Easy)
Char's Zaku (Dopp)
Dom (Jetstream Attack)
Zeta Gundam (Methuss)
Gundam Mk II (Rick Dias)
ZZ Gundam (Core Fighter)
Qubeley Mk II (Qubeley Mk II)
Nu Gundam (Re-GZ)
V Gundam (Shrike Team)
Wing Zero (Vayeate)
Heavy Arms Kai (Mercurius)
Gundam X (GX Bit)
Gundam Virsago (G-Bit DOME)
Turn A Gundam (Hipheavy)
Strike Gundam (Moebius Zero)
Aegis Gundam (Buster Gundam)
Impulse Gundam (Saviour Gundam)
Freedom Gundam (Strike Rouge)
Gundam F91 (Heavygun)
Vigna Ghina (Berga Giros)
Gundam GP03 (GM Custom)
Gundam GP02 (Xamel)
Gundam Ground Type (Hovertruck)
Gundam Alex (GM Sniper II)
Zaku Kai (Hygogg)
Also said to be present is a Crossover system which is invoked similarly to the Awakening system in the Zeta Gundam Vs. game. This calls down a large scale Map weapon-type attack, differing based on series:
First - Colony drop
Z - Colony laser
ZZ - La Vie En Rose
0080 - Bernie's strategy
0083 - Dendrobium
V - Operation Giant Roller
W - Peacemillion
X - "Once there was a war..."
Turn A - Moonlight Butterfly
SEED - Genesis
Destiny - Destroy
CCA - Axis
F91 - Lafressia
Edit: Further promo pics confirm the MS listings above and show silhouettes of the 6 remaining suits, which look to be the Gouf Custom, Kapool, God Gundam, Master Gundam, Sazabi, and V2 Gundam.
Sunrise has pics of a truck they're using to advertise Gundam 00 in Shibuya. It'll appear in various places in the area until mid-October.
From Bandai Visual's site.
Impress Watch updated their article with pictures of the MSG Memorial boxart by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and what it comes with.
The official site updated its World section with summaries of the SD Gundam Gaiden OVA and its Products section with a pic of the BB Senshi Versal Knight Gundam that comes with the DVD Box.
As repoted by ANN, Bones co-founder Hiroshi Osaka died yesterday at 44. Though known for his many credits as an animation director, Gundam fans would also be familiar with his work as the character designer for both V Gundam and G Gundam.
Gundam SEED Frame Astrays official site UPDATED
Sunrise pre-opened the official site for Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Frame Astrays, the newest Gundam SEED Astray title from Dengeki Hobby Magazine.
The serialized manga is drawn by Koichi Tokita with scenario by Tomohiro Chiba (same as the previous Astray manga). It takes place during CE73 in East Asia.
- Gai Murakumo and Serprent Tail
- Trojan Noiret and Bali Ho : Nicknamed the "Fireball of the Jungle", Trojan is a guerrilla soldier while Bali Ho is a former Orb ace pilot.
- 3 Socius - soldier coordinator created by Earth Alliance. Genetically engineered to obey naturals. Earth Alliance created many of them and destroyed majority of them. He is one of the few remaining survivors.
- CAT1-XG1/12 Hyperion G - mass production variation of Hyperion Gundam. This is a custom version for Socius.
- CAT1-XG2/12 Hyperion G - custom version for Gai Murakamo. It is painted dark blue.
- MBF-P04 Astray Green Frame - The 4th unit of the prototype Astray developed by Orb. Former Orb pilot Bali gave it to Trojan. It is unknown how Bali obtained the 4th unit.
Edit: Yes, Bali = Barry.
Gundam Battle Chronicle subflight systems
Famitsu.com shows off the variety of MS + subflight system combinations in Gundam Battle Chronicle.
Game Watch Bandai Namco TGS event report
Game Watch has coverage of the Gundam Special Stage from TGS, which includes a glimpse of promo pics for Emblem Of Gundam.
Operation Troy gameplay video
Nikkei BP Net's Digital Arena posted footage of people playing the game at TGS.
Gundam 00 Ep1 summary
As the Gundam 00 Ep1 Private Showings draw near their conclusion, Gunota was lucky enough to attend one this weekend. SPOILER ALERT
Ep1: Celestial Being
It starts out with young Setsuna, a kid soldier, fighting against a MS. It appears to be a religious conflict as he keeps saying to himself that he does not believe in God's existence. As Setsuna desperately runs away from the enemy MS, a flash of beam fire from the sky shoots down on all of the MS. Setsuna looks up and sees a glowing Gundam (as seen in the latest trailer).
The time is now A.D. 2307. In front of the public, the AEU reveals the brand new MS Enact in time for the 10th anniversary of the Human Reform League's orbital elevator opening. Celestial Being, still not known officially, initiates Phase One. The Gundam Exia appears from the skies. Setsuna disables the Enact and leaves the scene. Under hot pursuit, Setsuna is now engaged with several MS. Lockon Stratos, piloting the Gundam Dynames, helps from the ground and along with Setsuna takes out the MS. Now Phase Two is complete. Up in the Human Reform League's orbital elevator, another anniversary party is taking place. An attack is carried out by an unknown terrorist group. However, Gundam Kyrios and Gundam Virtue eliminates them. This concludes Phase Three. The news media are now reporting the failed terror attack on the elevator. Next, a news broadcast shows a video they received from an unknown group. On it is what appears to be the leader of Celestial Being. He declares they will use force to end all wars on Earth. Other world leaders see this as a major contradiction.
Bandai Namco at TGS 2007
Gundam.Info posted their own photo report of the Bandai Namco showing at Tokyo Game Show 2007, the highlight of which is a smattering of pics from the G Generation Spirits promo video.
TGS 2007 Gundam Special Stage
Famitsu.com and DengekiOnline.com covered the Gundam Special Stage at Tokyo Game Show 2007. Two new titles were formally announced:
Gihren's Greed: The Menace Of Axis for the PSP. Though the 2008 date and price are yet to be fixed, the producer let it slip that it will cover up to Char's Counterattack.
Emblem Of Gundam for the Nintendo DS was also mentioned but virtually nothing was revealed about it. The logo, depicting Axis smashing into A Baoa Qu, indicates a Zeta Gundam basis.
Hiroko Moriguchi showed up as a guest and performed "Mizu No Hoshi Ni Ai Wo Komete", "Mou Hitotsu No Mirai ~Starry Spirits~" (G Generation Spirits OP theme), and "Eternal Wind".
Mobile Suit Gundam DVD Vol. 9 cover
From Bandai Visual's site.
Gundam Tactics Online
Gundam.Info announces Gundam Tactics Online, an online One Year War strategy game for the PC. The game is something of a successor of the Gundam Network Operation series with realtime, fully 3D battles. The official site will be recruiting beta testers from October 1 through October 14.
HG Hyper Maniacs official site
Bandai Hobby now has a site devoted to HGUC/HG kits.
Gundam 00 MS profiles
Head height: 15.4m
Base weight: 58.2t
"AEU MS. Manufactured in large numbers and exported outside of AEU member nations. For that reason, there are cases in which they've been used by terrorists and others. Though it has features, such as flight form support, in common with the latest unit, the Enact, there's a huge gap in their abilities, destining it for retirement. There are many variations on the head portion and armaments."
Workloader - Tiny worker unit.
Amph - The mecha from the beginning of the second TV commercial.
Spirits Of Zeon site update
The official site updated with content from the revised Soldier's Memory version coming out this month: a Gundam Alex profile and a 3 1/2-minute promo movie. The new version features the ability to select stages, the Libot Colony stage, as well as a new ending.
Mobile Suit Gundam Vol. 10 DVD cover
From Bandai Visual's site.
This month's hobby mag news UPDATED
MG Unicorn Gundam - December, transforms from Normal to Destroy mode
HCM-Pro Guncannon - Master Marking ver., November, 1,890 yen
HCM-Pro Char's Zaku - Master Marking ver., November, 1,890 yen
HCM-Pro SP Ground-Type Gundam - With weathering, November, 5,040 yen
Operation Troy TGS trailer
Xbox.com posted a new trailer for Operation Troy in both hi and low res.
Info from the trailer: tanks & jeeps are usable in addition to MS, up to 10 people can participate in Online Mode (consisting of Survival, Conquest, & Assault modes), the single player Mission Mode has you playing as a nameless soldier in the OYW, and MS, weapons, maps, and decals can be received through play and the Marketplace.
Emblem Of Gundam
This week's Famitsu announced Emblem Of Gundam, a Nintendo DS title based on a concept by Yuuri Shibamura (Gunparade March, etc.). Not much info is available yet other than the shot of the Zeta Gundam from the magazine.
CoFesta opening ceremonies
DengekiOnline.com covered the opening ceremonies of the Japan International Contents Festival, an industry gathering covering games, anime, manga, music, TV, and movies. 6 creators representing the various fields appeared: Yuuji Horii (games), Yoshiyuki Tomino (anime), Takehiko Inoue (manga), Tsunekazu Ishihara & Pikachu (characters), Shigemichi Sugita (TV), and Puffy (music).The festival will be held starting today through October 28 and encompasses events such as Tokyo Game Show 2007, the 20th Tokyo International Film Festival, and Akihabara Entertainment Festival 2007.
Daybreak's Bell single details
Sunrise posted pics of the jacket, the Gundam 00 jacket sticker, Setsuna F. Seiei character card, and Wakuwaku papercraft that comes with the single of L'arc en Ciel's Daybreak's Bell, on sale October 10. The song itself was played over the radio the other day on Tokyo FM's "Hisashi Yamada's Radio Unlimited DX" show.
Operation Troy official site update
A few more screenshots were posted on the official site. It also says an online demo will be shown at Tokyo Game Show.
Gundam Vs. Gundam official site
The official site is up though it lacks new info at the present time.
Gundam Collection Ptolemaios pics
Sky PerfecTV Gundam Festival
Sky PerfecTV's official site for their Gundam Festival programming is now available, including TV commmercials. 11 Gundam movies, 3 OVAs, and 8 TV series will be broadcast on the satellite TV provider's channels throughout the month of October for 999 yen.
45th Amusement Machine Show galleries UPDATED
GA Graphic has snapshots of several Banpresto Prize items:
Gundam DX High Scale Model - 3rd week of January
Gundam 00 DX Heroine Figures 2 - 4th week of February
Special Creative Model ~Zaku Reality Collection - 3rd week of February
Light-up Atmospheric Entry Zaku - 4th week of January
Special Creative Model Real Edition - Mobile Suit Gundam (October), Zeta Gundam (November), Gundam SEED Destiny (December)
Further pics can be seen at Dengeki Playstation Online, Mainichi Mantan Web and Banpresto's Gundam 00 Prize blog.
Gundam Vs. Gundam promo pics
GA Graphic, Gamespot Japan, Famitsu.com, Gpara.com, and ITmedia +D Games all covered the official announcement of Gundam Vs. Gundam, including a few promotional screens.
Gundam II Pachislo
DengekiOnline.com has coverage of Bandai Namco and Yamasa's unveiling of Anime Slot Revolution Pachislo "Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers Of Sorrow". Pachislo being a kind of push-button, token-fed Japanese slot machine. The press release says the game's cabinet was designed by Kunio Okawara. A Wii simulation version will come out this Winter.
ACE 3 first week sales
Gpara says Another Century's Episode 3: The Final was the #1 game of the week in Japan with sales of 186,000 copies. That ranks it ahead of both the first two installments.
Gundam Mahjong + Z came in #6 with 17,000 copies sold.
Gundam Vs. Gundam UPDATED
am-net is reporting the following details on the latest Gundam Vs. arcade game from the Amusement Machine Show:
Title is "Gundam Vs. Gundam"
MS and theme music from 15 previous Gundam series will appear
Release date is March
More details will be announced later in the Fall
Uses System 256
Edit: Further confirmation from Game Iroiro.
Bandai Namco at TGS 2007
Game Watch has a list of games Bandai Namco is bringing with them to Tokyo Game Show 2007, held on the 20th through the 23rd. At their booth, a producer and special guest will introduce the newest Gundam title. Other Gundam games to be shown listed below.
Home console titles (playable):
Gundam Mahjong + Z (DS)
Gundam Battle Chronicle (PSP)
Gundam: Operation Troy (XBox 360)
Home console titles (video only):
SD Gundam G Generation Spirits (PS2)
New Mobile Ops/Operation Troy screenshots
IGN has a number of new screenshots for Mobile Ops: The One Year War, released just ahead of this year's Tokyo Game Show.
SD Gundam site update
The official site's Story section now covers the content of rest of the Mk OVAs (minus SD Gundam Wacky Races, which will not be in the set) and the Products section has a revised list of special features: instead of the Ganso SD Gundam manga originally listed, the box now comes with a DVD limited edition BB Senshi Versal Knight Gundam plamodel and a second special video feature entitled "SD Gundam Encyclopedia Part 1, Part 2".
New VOTOMS: Pailsen Files promo vid
The official site's Special Page put up a new minute-long video for the OVA.
Famitsu.com Sunrise Anime Tsuke article
Some screens for the DS title are up at Famitsu.com.
Upcoming merchandise pics
GA Graphic posted promo pics of the HCM-Pro Gundam Ez8 and Gundam Collection 00.
G Gen Spirits site update
The official site has a brief outline of game features. Game Watch also has an article with many pics to be seen.
Newest Gundam Vs. title to be announced
Banpresto put up a notice that they'll be announcing the newest Gundam Vs. arcade game at their booth during the 45th Amusement Machine Show on September 15. Though the game won't be playable, DengekiOnline.com reports video will be shown.
Haro Ichiza Gundam Mahjong + Z pics
Gpara.com put up many pics of Haro Ichiza Gundam Mahjong + Z for the Nintendo DS, which comes out in Japan today.
SD Gundam G Gen Spirits OP & ED themes
Famitsu also announced that the opening and ending theme songs for SD Gundam G Generation Spirits will be sung by Hiroko Moriguchi, of Zeta Gundam and Gundam F91 fame.
Also mentioned was the game's conversation scenes will feature full voice, with more than 50,000 newly recorded words.
Sunrise Anime Tsuke
Famitsu announced Sunrise Anime Tsuke, a database of Sunrise anime, is coming for the Nintendo DS in November for 5,040 yen. The title contains data, voice, famous quotes & scenes, and quizzes for each anime included. The over 2,000 data items cover Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083, Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team, My-Hime, Overman King Gainer, Zambot 3, Cowboy Bebop, Yuusha Exkaiser, and VOTOMS (TV series + first four OVAs).
Upcoming merchandise pics UPDATED
From Hobby Search:
MG Destiny Gundam
HGUC Jagd Doga (Gyunei Custom)
HGUC Jagd Doga (Quess Custom)
1/60 Gundam Exia
HG Gundam Exia
HG Union Flag (Mass-production type)
HG Gundam Kyrios
HG Gundam Dynames
HCM-Pro Gundam Ez8
Gundam Collection 00
The normal version of the MG Destiny Gundam comes with 1/100 Shinn Asuka & Stella Loussier figures. The first run of the HCM-Pro Ez8 comes with a special pack of custom detail and sandbag parts. The Gundam Collection 00 pic includes a shot of the AEU Hellion.
From The Gundam Base.Side 1:
HGUC Blue Destiny Unit 3
HCM-Pro RX-78-2 (Rollout Color ver.)
Edit: Smaller, uncut versions of the Hobby Search promo pics were posted on The Gundam Base.Side 1. The model kit of the Bandai 00 Dunlop SC430, the race car with the Gundam Exia-inspired paint job, comes out in October for 1,680 yen.
Gundam 00 broadcast details
Mainichi Mantan Web has a write-up on one of the Gundam 00 early preview screenings in Nakano's Sun Plaza, attended by director Seiji Mizushima, cast members, comedians Teruyuki Uchida & Osamu Wakai, and 2,000 fans. 15,000 fans are expected in total during the 28 total preview showings nationwide. The article also makes clear something that had long been rumored: Similar to Code Geass, episodes 1 through 25 of the series will be broadcast, then the show will take a break before the "second season" is shown.