Famitsu magazine released details that Bandai Namco have announced Macross Trial Frontier for the Playstation 3. The PS3 game is set to be a sequel to Macross Ultimate Frontier released a year ago for the PSP. The game itself is bundled with the first Macross Frontier movie in one blu-ray disc packaged as “Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime ~ Hybrid Pack” an unusual method of distributing a game similar to the blu-ray release of District 9 included an early demo of God of War 3 for the PS3 as well. Hit the jump for the magazine scan:
Its hard not to see similarities between Astro Plan and the popular series Macross. It has a cool looking poster though. No news if this is a game or an animation production of some sort. A short video clip of what to expect and a shot of the cast after the jump:
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.
Sadly, its only a series of ads for “Fever Macross” a new Pachinko game machine, though it should give everyone an idea on how a live-action adaptation of Macross could look like. Speaking of a live action adaptation of Macross, I dread the thought and pity the poor soul who will play the role of intergalactic bimbo Lynn Minmay.
[via: Topless Robot]
A new trailer for the upcoming Macross Frontier: ~Itsuwari no Utahime~ (Macross Frontier: The False Diva) has been floating around the net recently. The new film is an re-telling of the TV series aired back in 2008, and the movie will feature new re-animated scenes edited from the TV series. The False Diva is also the first of 2 confirmed Macross Frontier films, with an upcoming second that film will tell a whole new story and will include new music.
Macross Frontier: ~Itsuwari no Utahime~ will be shown in theaters across Japan on November 21, 2009.
Ah, childhood. The days when the minds of the young are so easily influenced by their environment. From experience, I’d say that there are two basic types of kids: the ones who stayed at school after class playing sports and the ones who rushed home immediately after to catch their favorite cartoon shows. The former would later join varsity teams while most of the latter (particularly those born in the 80’s) were weaned on shows like Transformers, Robotech, Gundam, Saber Rider, M.A.S.K, Voltron and the like.