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Shin Japan Heroes First Crossover Is an Arcade


The Evangelion Unit-O1 wields the Lance of Longinus while a giant Kamen rider does a dropkick.

Picture: TTITk/Bandai Namco Amusement Inc.

4 of the best, hottest icons of Japanese popular culture—Evangelion, Godzilla, Ultraman, and Kamen Rider—have bonded forces to… provide you with some delicate amusement in the event you occur to be positioned in Yokohama, Osaka, and Hakata for very particular days this summer season. As a result of the primary mega-crossover occasion for Hideaki Anno’s Shin Japan Heroes Universe is the Shin Japan Heroes Amusement World, which isn’t actually an amusement park. Neither is there a lot crossing over, frankly.

Image for article titled The First Godzilla/Ultraman/Evangelion/Kamen Rider Crossover Is... an Arcade? Kind of?

Picture: TTITk/Bandai Namco Amusement Inc.

Mainly, there might be an assortment of latest arcade video games at a handful of Bandai Namco shops within the aforementioned cities. Of the video games introduced, just one appears like an precise crossover, and there’s nothing however a emblem and this abstract, courtesy of Recreation Watch and Google Translate:

Shin 765 Operation

“A mission-progressing attraction that captures disaster conditions as a member of the World Unknown Occasion Observatory / GUEK. The participant receives an emergency name from the Secretary of GUEK and offers with the incidents and crises attributable to Godzilla, the Apostles [i.e., Evangelion’s Angels], the Beasts [kaiju], and SHOCKER [the evil organization Kamen Rider fights].”

Image for article titled The First Godzilla/Ultraman/Evangelion/Kamen Rider Crossover Is... an Arcade? Kind of?

Image: TTITk/Bandai Namco Amusement Inc.

What’s GUEK? I’m so glad you asked!

“Abbreviation for Global Unknown Event Keepers. An organization that monitors paranormal phenomena and extraterrestrial life forms that are occurring all over the world. In addition to monitoring and analysis, it also plays a dynamic role in preventing the danger of human existence.”

There are several other games, but they seem focused on individual properties. At least there’s some footage of two of them:

Godzilla VR

“An attraction that fights Godzilla as a member of the attacking helicopter unit.”

Evangelion VR The Soul Seat: Runaway

“An attraction where you can experience Eva operation as a pilot.”

Shin Ultraman: Operation to repel the evil beast No. 8

“An experience-based mystery-solving attraction that confronts the threat of the evil beast that suddenly appears as a new analyst for the evil special.”

As you can see from the videos, the Godzilla and Evangelion games are basically the same—they look fun, definitely, but they’re clearly running on the same gameplay engine—but the Shin Ultraman game sounds unique, especially since it’ll be based on Hideaki Anno’s recently released Shin Ultraman movie as opposed to the classic TV series. Speaking of, there’s one final game available at Shin Japan Heroes Amusement World…

Shin Ultra Roulette

“A roulette-type mini-game using beta capsules. Depending on what is displayed on the monitor, you will receive one random original prize related to Shin Ultraman.”

The SJHAW kicks off in the Bandai Namco Cross Store Yokohama on July 7 and runs through August 24. According to Crunchyroll, it’ll transfer to Osaka’s HEP FIVE (particularly, the ninth ground) on September 3 via October 2, adopted by the Bandai Namco Cross Retailer in Hakata from October 12 via November 6.


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