March 28, 2008
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Heavy Metal Thunder overview
Heavy Metal Thunder synopsis
In 2890, robot fights are awesome. As teenager Denki Akihabara, entering into the tournament of Titan Fight for the sole purpose of fame and fortune, you're unaware of what kind of trouble you're getting yourself into...
Don't stop fighting, let's Heavy Metal Thunder!
- Scorpions and Megadeth rockers on Heavy Metal Thunder
Yeah, so, okay. Per Insertcredit, who can read Japanese, the following: "[...] for the opening theme, Japanese schlock rock group Sex Machineguns will be playing with Michael Shenker, of Scorpions and MSG fame (he's inexplicably popular in Japan, and referenced in pop culture as easily as Jimmy Hendrix would be). Also featured, Marty Friedman from Megadeth and Hawaii." and "[...] the game is command-based robot fighting, called 'robo-ress' (a play on puroresu, short for 'pro wrestling')". The main character is now named, as "denki akihabara": "Akihabara is of course the big electronics district in Tokyo, also referred to as 'electric town'. Denki indicated electricity, so there's a dual pun there." I certainly approve of this news. insertcredit
- Hey, let's publish some news about Square Enix Party 2005
So apparently there's some new news regarding the upcoming Square Enix Party 2005, which is set to occur July 30-31 somewhere in Japan. Final Fantasy XII will be there. That fact alone virtually warrants coverage! The details
- New TV show Heavy Metal Thunder and accompanying game to spur more cross-medial polymorphism from Square Enix
Watch Impress and Eurogamer today report of news that Square Enix has prepped a TV show that will be airing in Japan on Tokyo TV from April: Heavy Metal Thunder, starring Yoko Kumada as the host and the Sex MachineGuns on the opening theme, seems ambiguous in terms of content at this point, although apparently Squenix intends to announce a game based on the show's image, as well. Yoko Kumada & The Sex Machine Guns: the TV Show: the Game? The Japanese truly are insane. Watch Impress
Critical Acclaim (or lack thereof)
- September 1, 2005