Designs were first unveiled in a ten minute preview screened at JAPAN EXPO in France
After gaining permission from NERV, Studio Khara on Tuesday tweeted out the design sheets of four new Evangelion machines from the new film Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0. Lets hope they're kept away from the Angels!
The first of the designs shown off is a modified version of Mari's Evangelion Production Model Custom Type-08β-ICC from Evangelion 3.0. The new version, codename unconfirmed, seems to have have battle scars and is being held together by tape.
The second helicarrier-based design tweeted out, codenamed "44A", seems to have the infamous Spear of Longinus – or a replica – attached to its heads. The two heads resemble the 4th Angel (in Rebuild of Evangelion, 3rd angel in Neon Genesis Evangelion), Sachiel. The connection between the two is a mystery.
The third design displayed, codenamed "44B", is of two normal Production Unit Evangelion cut in half and connected by a device that resembles a giant version of the 10th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver from TV show Doctor Who.
The last design presented via Twitter is of the four legged/tentacled Evangelion codenamed "4444C". This new Production Evangelion has a giant gun attached to his head to inflict the maximum amount of damage possible to the enemy of NERV.
10 minutes of footage from Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 was screened at showings around Japan and at JAPAN EXPO in France on July 6th. A new teaser trailer for the film was released via the 'EVA-EXTRA' official app on July 19th and shown in Japanese cinemas. Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 is directed by Hideaki Anno and will be released in Japanese theatres in June 2020.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza and posts photo of his travels on Instagram.