The train over summer's gargantuan events pulls into San Diego this weekend for Comic-Con. As ever, the packed event will have a crowded line-up of exclusive or special events goods. Bluefin will be bring a selection of goods from Bandai Hero Cross, Beast Kingdom, Mr. Hobby, SEN-TI-NEL and X-Plus, headlined by the adorable Gundam Build Fighters HGBF Beargguy Double Happiness Version.
Anime retailer Right Stuf's production division, Nozomi Entertainment, has announced October releases for two Gundam series that have never before been offered in North America. This includes 1993's Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, the fourth and final full-sized series set in the Universal Century, along with creator Yoshiyuki Tomino's return, G-reco. More after the jump.
Bandai Namco lined up a Japanese release date for SD Gundam G Generation Genesis, which will be losing one of its three planned platforms. While the PlayStation 3 version has been canceled, the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita versions will launch in Japan on November 22. Hit the jump for more.
Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS-Force is now out digitally in North America and Europe, so Bandai Namco celebrated this week's release with an English launch trailer. Hit the jump for more.
It is officially announced today that Gundam Build Fighters Try Island Wars, an all-new TV special episode of Sunrise's 2014-2015 TV anime Gundam Build Fighters Try, will be aired on TV Tokyo and its affiliates at 16:00 on August 21 (JST). Watch its PV featuring the theme song by "The Last One" by BACK-ON after the jump!
Taking the "sun's out guns out" directive in a different direction, @nama_gundam, the cosplayer you might recognize from their annual cosplaying snowboarding venture, this weekend took the Gundam and Zaku suits out for some armed fun on the survival game course. Meanwhile, a whole fleet of Kancolle Shimazake cosplayers gathered at Mie Prefecture's Cosmic Light Industry studio before setting sortieing out to the beach for more photos.
In July, Gundam Ace magazine launches a Crossbone Gundam sequel with Yuichi Hasegawa's Shin Crossbone Gundam Dust, and a preview has offered a look at its mecha and characters. In August, Gundam Fighter Try gets a TV special tying into the 2014 anime. A selection of related Gunpla kits have been previewed. On October, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans returns for a second season, and a glimpse of its mecha was offered at Anime Expo.