Mecha Damashii recently covered the release of interestingly titled mecha side-scroller Battle Armor Division (B.A.D.) by Crian Soft. As you’ll see in the video below, the gameplay is very reminiscent of mecha classics such as Assault Suits Valken (Cybernator) and Metal Warriors.
Here are a bunch of Armored Core papercraft models made by a person known as 東雲 遠音, who has painstakingly created three different Armored Core models out of paper. Papercraft or Paper Models for those who are new to the hobby, is the creation of 3D scale models using nothing but paper (or card paper for a little more stability in the finished product), glue, and a cutter. Hobbyists print out pre-set patterns of the models (sometimes of their own creation) and after hours of hard work, a 3D paper model of the figure emerges.
Time consuming and somewhat difficult to do, Papercrafting is a labor of love. As 東雲 遠音 shows, it is also rewarding as he has created the basic starter AC from Armored Core Nexus, a GA SUNSHINE AC, and a SOLDNER AC from Armored Core: For Answer. He also created an X-SOBRERO core, but the remaining parts might have been discontinued due to the flimsy frame.
Watch videos of him assemble AC models from paper after the jump:
Studio MekTek recently released Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries for free to the internet. From their own press release:
Finally, the long awaited moment has arrived!
Studio MekTek, in association with Smith and Tinker, INC., Virtual World Entertainment, LLC, Catalyst Game Labs, and Microsoft Games, is happy to announce the release of Mechwarrior4 Free.
Because everyone digs giant robots.
Ok, I know I’ve been slow. Not covering Silent Line Portable‘s JP release was already a sign and missing last week’s Random Mecha Video of the day/week was another. So to make it all up for the lack of Random Mecha Videos and content, I present a massive collection of Mecha Anime openings from 1960’s till 2008. This is not my work, but it has been floating around an would at least interest anyone who has played SRW and asked “Where the hell did this robot come from?”. You’ll see it all, from icons like Tetsujin 28 (including the re-makes and re-imaginations), Mazinger-Z, various Macross and Gundam titles, to obscure super-robot titles such as Chogattai Majutsu Robo Gingaizer (Super Combining Magical Power Robo Gingaizer). It’s 7-8 hours of awesomeness and mecha history. The download links after the jump.
This freeware game called Shining Blood was created by Teasoft, which can be described as an indie-level production Armored Core: For Answer. You have 6 mechs to choose from and the objective of each game is to blow everyone else up. Upgrades are purchased in the game though collecting red items that destroyed opponents drop. Gameplay shares FA’s speed, at least seen from the videos. A trial version for the Xbox 360 is available in the xbox live marketplace aside from the PC version available from their website.
You will need to have the XNA Framework and .NET Framework 2.0 installed to play Shining Blood.
Does your iPhone lack any giant robot aplications? Have the urge to satisfy your urge to blow something up? Look no further than the recently released imech for the iphone. More info and a gameplay video after the jump.
Just finished uploading about 150 megabytes of pictures to the gallery. High resolution wallpapers, screenshots and scans are there, alongside smaller thumbnails from the previous games.
If you’re only going to check out one area from the dozens of new ones, check out the Armored Core: for Answer screens and scans, which are mainly sourced from the AC Wiki. White Glint and that 1st Ranker blue AC are so beautiful in hi-res they make my eyes water.
Anyway, just check it out.