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The Many Games With Mechs Announced At Sony’s TGS 2017 Press Conference


There were a lot of good announcements made during Sony’s Tokyo Game Show press conference today, but one big trend we saw from it was the good amount of games with mechs being showcased.

Of course, Japan is synonymous for bringing giant mechs into popular culture, but we just can’t help but point that there were abundant on Sony’s stage today. Here’s a list of mecha games (or games with mechs) that appeared during the press conference.

Anubis Zone Of The Enders Mars

Konami pulled of a miracle. Now you too can be in the cockpit of Jehuty in VR. Anubis Zone of The Enders Mars will be out next year and developed by Cygames.

Related article: Konami Announced Anubis Zone Of The Enders: Mars for PSVR

Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2

A sequel to the original free-to-play Gundam game was announced with one dramatic trailer. As the trailer suggest, you can go on foot during battles just like the original game. The servers for the original game was just shut down recently, so fans now have something to look forward too.

A Certain Magical Virtual-On

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Virtual-On lives on by the power of anime! Sort of. Sega and Dengeki Bunko collaborated by crossing over A Certain Magical Index light novel series with arcade mecha action game Virtual-On. We haven’t seen Virtual-On since the 2000’s so seeing it making a comeback in Japanese market is interesting to see.

Related Article: A Certain Magical Virtual-On Is One Odd Crossover, Out In 2018 In Japan

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Vanillaware is making something out of their comfort zone. Famous for its glorius 2D artstyle in fantasy games such as Dragon’s Crown (which is getting a PS4 release) and Odin’s Sphere, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim takes place in the modern day and apparently has school children piloting mechs. First announced in 2015, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is making its way to Japan next year.

Left Alive

This last one is quite a teaser. Square Enix showed a teaser, but the names attached to the project should leave you intrigued. Yoji Shinkawa (Metal Gear Solid and Zone Of The Enders series) doing the character design, and Toshifumi Nabeshima, the man behind many Armored Core games, as director, among others.

Could this be the next mecha game that will make Armored Core fans happy?

Related Article: Square Enix’s Left Alive is Quite Intriguing