Super Robots, not to be outdone by the unveiling of the life sized Gundam statue a few months ago, have responded with a life sized statue of their own kind. Tetsujin-28 (known as Gigantor in the west) was finally opened to the public today in all its 1:1 scale glory after months of construction. For those who are curious, Tetsujin 28 distinguishes itself by being one of the first animated mecha TV shows in Japan, thus helping establish the mecha genre. The franchise has further spawned three animated shows, two live-action movies, and a live action TV series that pre-dates the anime. See the opening ceremony of the life sized Tetsujin 28 statue after the jump.
The full length, non-profit, fan-made MGS movie is finally complete after over 3 years in production. MGS: Philanthropy takes place somewhere in between the events of MGS and MGS4 where Snake tries to rid the world of various Metal Gear variants. This isn’t just some regular CG movie;
Thexder Neo, a re-make of the original Thexder game, which can be described as sort of a Macross platformer (Transformable mech in a platformer game) was announced by Squarenix to be released over PSN worldwide on 1st of October for the PSP platform. While a relatively obscure title these days, the original Thexder was apparently a huge hit for home consoles back in the mid-1980s which led to a sequel called Fire Hawk: Thexder the Second Contact, and remakes for the Windows 95 OS.
SquareEnix has just released another short trailer for the upcoming mech simulation/shooter Front Mission Evolved, which seems to be shaping up nicely. Despite no announcement of a release date, the trailers boldly show a simultaneous world-wide release of the title, the latest of which comes from the Tokyo Game Show 2009.
Applehead recently pointed us all towards what is probably the greatest YouTube video many of us have ever seen.
With their masterful combination of LEGO animation and playful music, the duo known as Rymdreglage (Daniel Larsson and Tomas Redigh) successfully rekindle the feel of video games from the 8-bit era through their video masterpiece aptly entitled 8-bit Trip.
Keep an eye on this viral video in the making.
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UPDATE (8/25/09) – When I went to bed, yesterday, the vid was still at 180,000+ views. Now it’s at 400,000+!