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Gundam Builds the Metaverse: Mega Models Coming This December

Bandai Namco is developing a project called "Gundam Metaverse," which will bring together various forms of content including video games, anime, toys and music. The goal of the project is to create a connection and interaction platform across various categories for Gundam fans around the world. The Gundam Metaverse will consist of multiple virtual communities linked to a central node, with each category representing a space colony from the Gundam series. Fans will be able to scan their Gunpla kits and engage in battles, similar to the Gundam Build Fighters show. Bandai Namco hopes to be able to work with third-party companies to co-create content in the IP's Metaverse while protecting the rights to the characters.


This metaverse will begin limited testing in the fall of 2023, and global fans of various Gunpla categories including Gunpla, video games, anime, and music will be connected to various virtual communities through Bandai Namco's ID system. The Metaverse will feature virtual spaces inspired by Gunpla's space colonies, such as the Gunpla Colony and the Esports Colony.


Bandai Namco plans to develop the Gundam Metaverse, a virtual world that will include popular series such as Pac-Man, Dark Souls and Gundam. This metaverse will enhance the connection between fans through virtual concerts, movies, live events and social VR experiences. Bandai Namco hopes to use their IP axis strategy to connect fans, increase IP value, and expand global influence. The Gundam Metaverse will allow fans to conduct virtual business exchanges, and language translation technology will help them communicate. The integration of real-world purchases made using cryptocurrencies or credit cards further bridges the gap between the metaverse and reality.


For more information about their IP axis strategy and Gundam Metaverse, you can visit their official website. Additionally, Bandai Namco has revealed some upcoming Gundam Build Metaverse kits. The HG Gundam Build Metaverse Large Unit will debut in December 2023, while the Entry Grade Lah Gundam and Entry Grade Build Strike Exceed Galaxy will be available in October.


Gundam Build Metaverse" is an upcoming web original anime series celebrating the 10th anniversary of the "Build" sub-series. Directed by Masaki Ohcho and written by Noboru Kimura, the series is created by an elite team that previously held creative roles on the previous "Build" project. Set in an online metaverse, the story revolves around Rio Hōjō, a boy from Hawaii. Rio Hōjō discovered Gunpla as a hobby and started Gunpla Battles under the guidance of the mysterious Mask Lady. He'll go into battle with his custom Lah Gundam. The series will air internationally on Gundam.info's YouTube channel from October 2023.


In addition, Bandai Namco has also announced the release of HG Gundam Build Metaverse large units. This model kit will be released in December 2023 for 8,800 yen. Others to be released include ENTRY GRADE Lah Gundam, ENTRY GRADE Build Strike Exceed Galaxy, HG Shin Burning Gundam, SD Gundam Cross Silhouette F-Kunoichi Kai, HG Gundam 00 Diver Arc, and HG Plutine Gundam, among others. These kits offer high-quality assembly, customization options, and unique features. For example, the Kunoichi Kai kit offers a CS and SD framework, scalable effects, and compatibility with the LEGEND BB series.


It is worth noting that the release of the Gundam Build Metaverse mega-units coincides with the airing of the Gundam Build Metaverse animated series. In the series, the shoulders of the Psycho Gundam Mk-II may be shown as well as combined parts of various other GunPla models such as the HG 1/144 Gundam Barbatos, the HGBF 1/144 A-Z Gundam, and the Gundam Deathscythe Hell.


Overall, Gundam Metaverse is a project full of expectations, aiming to create a brand new Gundam fan experience, and to integrate and expand the world of Gundam in a Metaverse way.


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