Check out footage of the Figureheads Online pre-open beta testing

    
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Robot rock.

There’s still no official announcement about Figureheads being localized in English, but Square-Enix‘s upcoming third-person mech-based shooter does have English localization files in its latest pre-open beta testing round. It also has plenty of mecha shooting one another and moving around a tactical battlefield, which Steparu helpfully compiled into a series of videos. If you’ve been curious about this title since it was first mentioned – or you’re interested now because the word “mech” was mentioned – you can check those out below.

The game is apparently very tactically focused rather than being a game one simply picks up and plays, with an emphasis on teamwork and squad participation in taking and holding objectives. It does, however, sport several tutorials to ease you into the process, and once you understand that it’s a game about teamwork you can more easily disrupt your opponents and lead your team to victory. It also features all of this while stomping around in giant customizable robots, which may very well be the biggest appeal.

Source: Steparu
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deekay_zero
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deekay_zero

Sorenthaz deekay_zero there are macross games in japan. they can’t be brought to the rest of the world because in the 80s the studio behind macross signed a rights deal with harmony gold to bring the IP to the west. they created robotech out of it, which wasn’t very good at all. 

unfortunately the wording of the deal basically gave harmony gold the rights to the IP world wide outside of japan for all time, which they only want to make more robotech really or something out of it, and the studio behind macross doesn’t want that, and also some other stuff.

worth reading up on, pretty terrible for us western macross fans. qq

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

deekay_zero I’m honestly amazed that no one’s bothered to do a Macross game yet.  Closest has been the transformers third person shooter games I guess.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Looks like a very generic arena shooter but with mechs and anime stylized side-stuff.  :/
Like you could literally replace those mechs with Spartans from Halo or something.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Neo_Wolf I’m still hoping some sort of Super Robot Wars MMO gets made eventually.  But I doubt that’ll happen anytime soon if ever.  And it’d definitely be Japan only unless it’s only the Original Generation stuff used, though barely any SRW games even make it to the US these days.

Neo_Wolf
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Neo_Wolf

If it were anime based PVE game “with” mech combat i’d be all over it like a rash as I am a total otaku.  But sadly its just an loosely anime inclusive mech only PVP game.. so doesn’t fill me with excitement, but more meh..  pity.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

The way the upper torso is connected to the bottom torso reminds me of Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans. The game looks interesting.

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

Thank goodness there’s a waifu portion of the game. I was concerned it would only be robots. Which is cool, but robots without waifu’s is like a peanut butter sandwich without jelly. It’s simply not something that civilized people d.

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Greaterdivinity

Necro Mage I miss that game so much : (

deekay_zero
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deekay_zero

Mitzruti looks like the same sort of thing as exteel or hawken or MWO afaict.

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Mitzruti

so is this another all pvp all the time game? square’s last attempt at that got shuttered, didn’t it?