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Dragon Ball & One Piece Creators Designed 2 Gaist Crusher Enemies

posted on 2013-12-06 05:00 EST
Akira Toriyama, Eiichiro Oda contribute to 3DS game released in Japan on Thursday

Japanese manga magazines V Jump and Saikyou Jump enlisted manga creators Akira Toriyama and Eiichiro Oda to design monsters for CAPCOM's Gaist Crusher 3DS game. Toriyama designed Gaimetal Victory V-Ron, a red dragon enemy and Oda designed Ultimate Faron, a boxer with a sun motif.

The game is part of a multi-part tie-in that includes manga, anime, and other forms of media. CAPCOM streamed an introduction video featuring characters Cypher (Kenichi Suzumura), Rekka Shirogane (Daiki Yamashita), Hayato Konkōji (Yuuichi Iguchi), Kurama Shindō (Yasuyuki Takase), Sango Sakura (Risa Taneda), Captain Bana (Tsuguo Mogami), and the character's Extreme Forms.

The third video introduces some of the game's Gaists, in-game weapons, and Shiren Quartzheart (Makoto Furukawa). The game is also getting crossover characters and costumes with Basara 4 and Monster Hunter.

CAPCOM is also streaming gameplay videos previewing the character's fighting abilities.

In the story, Gaimetal, a metal ore with high amounts of pure energy, was discovered 50,000 meters (160,000 feet) underground in 2047, and mining began all around the world. However, Gaist, metallic lifeforms whose bodies are entirely encrusted with Gaimetal, emerged in 2055 and began attacking people. In 2064, Rekka, Hayato, Kurama, and Siren are among those who suit up in Gaist Gear and battle over 100 varieties of Gaist creatures.

Pierrot produced both the animated in-game footage and the television anime which premiered in October. Bandai signed up to make toys.

The game will shipped in Japan on Thursday and includes a 3DS "Gaiphone Gold Ring Version" cover, and a Dark Dullahan Gaimetal transforming snap-on piece. Customers who preordered the game will also received a washcloth with the Shiro Meshiya logo.

[Via Siliconera]


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