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Europe Finally Gets Overturned on February 12th

Posted by James Newton

Mecha madness hits WiiWare shortly

Until now, European fans of giant robots have been crying into their Transformers pillowcases about the state of the Wii's 'bot back catalogue, their tears ever saltier by the long delay in seeing Overturn: Mecha Wars reach European shores. Originally announced for a European release last April, Gamebridge has just sent over confirmation that the game will be on the European Wii Shop Channel on Friday, February 12th.

In case you've missed our coverage of Overturn, you can check out our review as well as look longingly at the screenshots and videos of the mechanical marvels on Overturn's game page. Want more information? Here's Gamebridge's own press release to fill in any gaps:

GAMEBRIDGE Ltd., today announce that Overturn: Mecha Wars, Studio Zan’s much anticipated mech title, will be available through the WiiWare™ channel across the PAL territories from the 12th of February 2010 for 800 Wii Points,

Shown to the public during last Octobers MCM Expo, Overturn: Mecha Wars is a tournament based mech game where two challengers go head to head. Tournament consists of 6 classes: Rookie, Novice, Elite, Ace, Grand and Master classes.

Games take place within closed battle fields with the contestants controlling futurist machines that are equipped with a host of high tech weapons. The aim of the game is to blast your opponent using the 19 available weapons, while trying to avoid their incoming attacks, aiming to be the last one standing.


・Go head to head in a closed arena in a fire fight to the end, letting lose a barrage of attacks from a range of futuristic weapons.

・Customise each of the eight machines with weapons of your choice and by also changing the colours of each part, ready to take on the next challenger.

・Go head to head with a friend locally (split screen) or via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (2-4 players) to face off against the best players in the world

・Join the world rankings to see how you stack up against the best.

・See what it feels like to manoeuvre a mech by shifting your weight around on the Wii Balance Board!

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User Comments (17)



Raylax said:

Wow today is some kind of Excellent News Day. Can we declare it a public holiday?




YES!!!! This has been on my insta-download list ever since I heard about its Japanese release waaayyy back. It came to the NA but was delayed for us (it would seem)

Februrary is looking awesome for wiiware AND retail games!

We were promised overturn last summer! About time eh.



Sean_Aaron said:

Excellent. I already have the Japanese version, but it came out a long time ago so there's no online matches to be had; on top of that I like using the balance board, but that's normally synced to my PAL Wii and resyncing it for one game is a real pain.

I'm definitely going to get this one. Can anyone from Gamebridge confirm if the cut scenes are going to be intact? They were cut from the North American release which is a bit disappointing.



SwerdMurd said:

@sean I didn't know we lost cutscenes in our version....cut scenes or not though, there just wasn't enough to this game imo. Bland, empty environments filled with bland models performing bland attacks....I kept waiting for that "ahah, this game actually has some depth/is cool" moment and it didn't come.



Shiryu said:

I just wish From Software would gives us a proper Wii Armored Core. I know this game is good, but I miss so much the endless customization and tweaking possible with the AC series.



Sean_Aaron said:

@Swerd: Yep apparently so. They're kind of funny little bits with cut-outs and word balloons that come up before and after fights in the story mode. The best is when they sort of hop after each other like they were taped to sticks being held up behind your TV cabinet in a puppet show.

I too would love to see an Armoured Core game on the Wii, though really I'd prefer Iron Soldier where you could destroy everything in the city by punching it with your giant mecha fists.



Porky said:

It is not true that you can play worldwide only people of NoE so online matches will be empty like NoA months after release.



Chunky_Droid said:

This game was great, I do however wish it retained its cut-scenes that Sean describe. This is definitely a fun game Euro people! Trust me!



Porky said:

It seems I been ignored twice.

You can only play random people in your region, however, Im not yet sure other people in different regions could vs if they have their friend code. Time will tell!



Sean_Aaron said:

Ezekiel: Whilst it is true that Japan-NA match-ups weren't possible (I do recall participating in that experiment of registering friend codes on my Japanese Wii, which failed), we don't know if you can register friends from EU in NA and vice-versa (or indeed EU vs Japan or NA).

Also because the online community is dead in Japan, we don't really know if random matches have always been possible worldwide or not. It may only be that you cannot register friends from different regions.

As you say time will tell!



VegimightSamich said:

I got this day one in the US, and still play it online from time to time. Its easily one of the best action/shooters on WiiWare. So buy it, then we can get more games like this on the Wii

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