Thanks to treatment for the heads up… ANN reports that Macross Plus will be released in bluray format in mid 2013. The box set will not only include both OVA series and the movie version, but it will also include the English dub along with many other extras such as a 100 page commentary book, staff interviews, commercials, promotional videos, previews, the Macross Festival trailer, and Macross Plus PlayStation game promotional video/opening movie/in-game footage.
I don’t think anyone can put it any better than the man Isamu Dyson himself… YAAAHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
A few days ago, it was revealed that “Macross 30”, the long-awaited full PS3 game on sale in February, would feature a new Valkyrie — the YF-30 Chronos.
Well, now thanks to Famitsu’s regular news updates, we have the first images of the new Valkyrie in all three modes, and — as hinted at by the short clip of Kawamori playing with his Lego prototype in the recent promo video — it features an interesting appendage…
Announced back in September at Tokyo game Show 2012, Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy is seemingly the dream-team game on HD consoles that Macross fans have been waiting for. Featuring characters from all Macross series to date, as well as new ones, and a new Valkyrie designed by Shoji Kawamori himself, each new screenshot of the game looks better and better.
But what is the game actually about? And how is it that so many characters – both dead and alive – are going to make an appearance?
Here’s a roundup of what we know so far, along with screenshots…
On July 25th, the Playstation Community blog uploaded a special 20-minute video featuring the then forthcoming “Macross Do You Remember Love” Blu-ray release. The video goes into detail about how the included “My Boyfriend is a Pilot 2012” PS3 game plays, how the movie looks better than ever, and it showcases many of the bonus materials contained within the limited edition “30th Anniversary Box”.
It’s a nice introduction to the set for those who have not yet had the opportunity to check out all the great contents included.
Firstly, some updated news regarding the upcoming Macross The MUSICULTURE musical.
In commemoration of both the MUSICULTURE (that word just HAS to be typed in caps!) and the 30th anniversary, Tokyo Dome City – the greater location that the musical will be held at (ie, its going to be at Tokyo Dome which is within Tokyo Dome City) is creating some Macross campaigns and promotions. These include a stamp rally within the amusement park (renamed the Superdimensional Amusement park – completing the rally gets you an original clear file), rides will be decorated Macross-style (the ferris wheel will be decorated with pics, gondolas will play Macross BGM, Sheryl and Ranka will have pre-recorded announcements, etc), Macross-themed food and drinks will be designed exclusively for the venue, and the store/shopping area will have a special Macross merchandise section.
This promotional campaign will be split into two periods. Period 1 is from Sept. 28 to Oct. 15, and Stage 2 is from Oct. 16 to Nov. 4.
Macross Cross Deculture SP
This free to play mobile social game, courtesy of Mobage and DeNA went live today for Android compatible devices.
Both the DYRL BD and the August issue of Appli Newtype (on stands July 25) will include codes for special items for use in the game.
UPDATE: Initial feedback on the game reports crashes and control issues – look at that average rating!
More Sheryl Manga
The Summer 2012 issue of Betsu-Fure will feature the first 61 pages of the continuation of the ‘Sheryl – Kiss in the Galaxy’ manga. The 4th tankobon has also been dated for an October release. More details will no doubt be available when the Summer issue of Betsu-Fure hits bookstores.
A few bits and pieces of supplementary news trickled down over the past week or so.
(1) Macross SP Cross Deculture Game
Further screenshots have been released of the upcoming Bndena Mobage smartphone game. The games website now also allows pre-registration for this free-to-play title. Pre-registering apparently nets the user some free item(s) for use in the game.
(2) DYRL, Macross F Theatrical Screening
Moviegoers who attend the special all-night Macross marathon (Do You remember love, The False Songstress, The Wings of Farewell) at Shinjuku Wald9 on July 6, 7 or 13 will be receive a special clear file in return for being deprived of sleep.
(3) The official website for the Fire Bomber 2012 concerts has gone live! While it doesn’t have much in the way of news yet, keep an eye on it for future updates!
Bndena, the popular Japanese cell-phone game company, has updated its website with the first footage of its upcoming Macross SP Cross Deculture game for smartphones. No details on a release date or pricing as of yet.