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Square Enix Working On 3DS Game Featuring Transforming Cars

Posted by Orla Madden

Robots in disguise

Square Enix is working on a brand new 3DS title based on its shounen TV series, Gyrozetter. The game, titled Gyrozetter: Wings of the Albatross, is slated for a Spring 2013 release.

The actual series itself features cars made from famous manufacturers - such as Toyota - transforming into robots. Sounds awful familiar, doesn't it? In the game, whenever you meet an opponent, your character switches to their own specific robotic state, ready for battle. Segments of the TV show will be included, as well as original characters.

As the series is exclusive to Japan and not well known in the West, it's hard to tell at this stage if it will motor its way overseas. Have we any fans of the series hoping it will get a global release? Let us know.

[via siliconera.com]

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User Comments (25)

Tasuki

#2

Tasuki said:

I wouldn't be surprised if this never makes it westward due to Hasbro's rights on Transformers.

SheldonRandoms

#4

SheldonRandoms said:

Those are the cars Toyota makes in Japan, also I wonder what Optimus Prime would say if he saw this?

SirQuincealot

#8

SirQuincealot said:

staying away from the transformers title will be good for a game like this, a less well known source material is always better for video game series

SirQuincealot

#9

SirQuincealot said:

also is that a screen shot from the game or just some robots? cause if thats what it looks lie it should only see release on the eshop

SammyOfMobius

#16

SammyOfMobius said:

Well, now this company gave themselves a reason to be sued... by Hasbro... you know, for MAKING AN OBVIOUS RIP OFF OF TRANSFORMERS!

TysonOfTime

#17

TysonOfTime said:

@MultiMariosonic
Looks like you missed the bit where it said it was already a TV series.

BTW Transformers wasn't the first thing to have the "transforming from vehicle-to-robot" idea.

Schprocket

#18

Schprocket said:

If the gameplay is better rather than a hastily cobbled cash-in, then bring it on. The TV series exists, then the game can exist, IMO.

If I recall, Hasbro started with transforming car toys and the media - cartoons and movies - followed (as with other toys) not the other way around as is the case here.
Given the time of the Hasbro toys' release, it wouldn't surprise me if Hasbro took "inspiration" from a Japanese anime because when I think back over in my longish-life of TV watching, only the Japanese have had a long history of demonstrating that kind of imagination that brings us robot boys, human-piloted robots (mechs), and transforming cars.

Samholy

#22

Samholy said:

never gonna come in North america.
but you know what. nintendo has a neat feature called eshop, where anyone could download and buy imports,even if theyre not translated. there is a niche market for this,and some titles i would definitely get.
But nintendo is stupid, and will not do so. They keep their 80s-90s philosophy and marketing ways.

you know what.
ill stop making comments on nintendo life from now on. Except the 3DS, nintendo failed to gain my confidence and love. it failed big time, too many times. even the 3ds is near limit. thanks to the ds game library and the cheap prices of old games, its worth it. elseway,what a bunch of bull$%T%#@

Sayonara nintendo, i loved your snes. but i learned to be deceived by your poor decisions. love the games altought,but they just dont make it good enough anymore.

GameLord08

#23

GameLord08 said:

@Samholy: Maybe you missed the part where this was a third-party game. Whether or not it comes to the West has next to nothing to do with Nintendo; it's Square Enix's decision. Bloody hell.

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