15 posts tagged banpresto
Super cute Monster Hunter 4 figures
Fans in Japan will be able to win these Banpresto-made figures by picking up tickets at their local 7-11 next March. The adorable Felyne Tank might be the coolest toy vehicle since the TMNT Pizza Launcher — though it doesn’t quite match that toy’s brilliance because it fails to shoot pizzas.
North America will be a Project X Zone
Project X Zone, the tactical RPG featuring a massive crossover cast of characters from Sega, Capcom, and Namco Bandai franchises, will make it to the West this summer!
Wow, I didn’t expect that at all! At least we’ll be getting some new Mega Man on the 3DS in some form, if not on Legends 3. This will hit North America, Europe, and Australasia with its Japanese voices intact, though apparently publisher Namco Bandai will forego localizing the audio, saving some money with that decision.
PREORDER Project X Zone (not available yet)
Holy crap, this DS game is amazing
Released in Japan a few years ago and inspired by a popular manga/anime, Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo features all sorts of fun minigames like: dog breakdancing, Super Mario Bros. 3-style face matching, and some kind of crying/ballet dancing activity. I need to import this.
Limited edition 3DS XL for Super Robot Wars UX
More nice things we can’t have! This one is for the latest entry to Namco Bandai’s niche tactical RPG series. These crossover games rarely make it out of Japan due to their plethora of featured mechas from different anime franchises.
Here’s a trailer for Super Robot Wars UX that features a bunch of special attacks (one of the series’ primary attractions) — at the 2:05 mark, there’s a… Hatsune Miku mecha.
While there’s doubt that Project X Zone will make it to the West, most of what I’m interested about in this Super Robot Wars-style mash-up between Sega, Namco Bandai, and Capcom is in this video anyway: lots of familiar characters pulling of ridiculous combos on dudes.
PlayStation business card case by Banpresto. These super nerdy card cases aren’t available domestically yet, but Japanese retailer Nigishow appears to be connected to Strapya. (Plus there’s a Strapya business card in one of the pictures!)
That gives some hope that you’ll be able to import a case (in matte or shiny aluminum) soon, and pretend your business cards are printed on copies of 2Xtreme.
See also: Mega Drive business card case
Did you know that every time a Super Robot Wars translation patch is completed, a Gundam gets its Wing? It’s true, just like all the other lies that grace this page.
Romhacking Aerie, which also helped translate Tales of Innocence in June, has released an English patch for Super Robot Wars J, which was never going to come out in the States for a number of reasons:
- It released in Japan way back in 2005, which seems like a century ago in internet/gaming years
- It’s a GBA title — you might have noticed that publishers haven’t localized many of these lately
- All the licenses would be a nightmare to negotiate for anyone who’d try to release it in the States
The faces of Iggy (click for a larger version), the small but fierce coffee-flavored chewing gum addict dog who has become one of the most cherished characters from the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series - you may know it from the several video game adaptations presented by Capcom and Namco Bandai [Editor: And the Japan-only Jump Super/Ultimate Stars fighting series on DS!].
During the latest edition of the AOU Amusement Expo, Banpresto has unveiled a series of top quality figures based on the protagonists from Hirohiko Araki’s twisted manga, whose outlandish plot is filled with references to North American and European rock music from the last four decades. In addition, the company is also taking the chance to release different items especially designed for collectors, from key chains to t-shirts and toys.
The Mega Drive business card holder by Banpresto is now on sale at Strapya for $11, with shipments due to go out “towards the end of March.” That’s less than half the last price we saw for the thing, and puts it well into “reasonable” territory.
Which means that it’s also in “selling out quickly” territory.
Mr. Saturn plush! Banpresto is releasing these delightful little Mother mascots as arcade prizes in Japan next month. They’ll be available from UFO catchers and similar machines, of course, as well as through random giveaways to survey respondents.
Meanwhile, in the rest of the world, 2006’s Mother 3 has yet to be officially released and arcades are a rare and dying breed.
See also: More Mother 3 posts
Mega Drive and Space Invaders card cases from Banpresto. GeekStuff4U is selling them for ¥2,250 ($24.70) each, which is kind of steep for a business card holder, unless you happen to be in a position to trade cards with nerdy dudes all the time. Like if you’re a game developer or a Pokemon CCG champion. They’re due to ship at the end of March.
The Mega Drive one is obviously great, because it looks like a tiny, flatter Mega Drive, but how cool is that red Space Invaders one?
See also: My Spelunker card case that I’m totally not bragging about at all
Monster Hunter calendar. What looks like an innocuous, small, red or blue treasure chest with a Monster Hunter logo on it is actually a calendar, with moving numbers to allow it to display any month. Which is quite a bit more innocuous than a treasure chest, but still cute. I know if I saw it in a UFO catcher or something (it’s produced for arcades by Banpresto) I’d throw a futile 100 yen at it.
See also: More Monster Hunter items