KOTOBUKIYA Variable Infinity Series

Following the release of the four kotobukiya Fine Scale armored core model kits, A total of five new model kits and four optional kits have been announced for release this year.

CR-C90U3 Dual Face Version and weapon sets 10, 11 and 12 will be released in April following the postponement of their Febuary-March release.

CR-C98E2 is an optional core(torso) part that offers more customization options for your armored core model. It is scheduled for release in May together with the Crest CR-C75U2 Close Combat Version. CR-C840/UL Lightweight version will soon follow in July.

A few AC4 kits have also been announced, with rumors that 03-AALIYAH/C will be released in May and C01-TELLUS later this year (October).

Crest CR-C90U3 Model Kit Review


Scale – 1/72 Full Action Plastic Kit
Series – Armored Core Variable Infinity Series
Game – Armored Core Last Raven (Intro AC Cascade Range)
Price – ₱1,298.00 (¥2,800)
Number of parts – Eleven large frames for parts and weapons, two frames for polycaps, one small frame for clear red eyepiece, one small frame for clear eyepiece. 257 pieces in all.
Stock colors – Silver, dark metallic gray, gunmetal gray, matte black, clear red, clear.


Sega Going Full Force on AC4

Alright, so we can all stop Google Translating the Japanese AC4 site, because Sega (who, for those who still do not know, are now publishing the game – no more Agetec) just released their version.

Have a quick look around there, and notice the Engrish that’s been present since Armored Core 2 is still lingering in the metal-flavored air. Overed Boost? C’mon.

Tanking!

Finally found one. Guppy vs. Azure Knight (both from ACO).

Holy hell. I’ve never seen a tank that quick.

Some quick points I noticed:

* The grrreat number of AP you get (well, in comparison with the other ACs of this generation anyway).
* Near infinite flight.
* Turning speed is no longer a problem.
* You have the choice of going aggro or defensive at any point in the match.
* Bigger weapon payload, and possibly more ammo to go with it.

Systems Engaged

The official weblog of the Raven Republic is now online! Yey! Yey!

This is where we’ll keep updates and announcements from now on, although important stuff will be reiterated inside the forums themselves. This shall also serve as the new front page of the site, as you’ve probably noticed by going to this URL.

On the lighter side of things, the rumblings of a PACT II can be heard just over the horizon. Summer? Maybe. :D

That’s it for now people. I’m out.