Capcom announces Gaist Crusher for 3DS
posted on 04.02.13 at 07:18 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Capcom's new cross-media IP for elementary school boys.

Capcom announced Gaist Crusher, a 3DS “custom armor action” cross-media project targeted at elementary school boys, at a press conference in the Tokyo metropolitan area today.

The project will emphasize on “armors, transformations, and collections,” and expand to not only games, but manga (distrubted through V-Jump and Saikyo Jump), anime (produced by Pierrot), music (produced by Avex), and toys (called “Gaimetal” and produced by Bandai).

The 3DS game, due out this winter in Japan, stars 13-year-old junior high school freshman Recca Shirogane, one of a group of boys who utilizes the power of the metal life-form called “Gaist” in “Gaist Gear” suits to battle over 100 types of Gaist creatures and protect the peace on Earth.

Capcom is drawing from two strengths for Gaist Crusher. The first is the expertise for “producing content for children” gained through the Mega Man series. The second is its “high-grade multiplayer capability” it gained through the Monster Hunter series.

Watch the debut trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.

  • Ahmad Reyner Nabeel

    This is great! Combination of Rockman ZX (Biometal = Gai Metal?) and MonHun. Can’t wait for the anime, because I don’t have Japanese 3DS -w-

  • $30632660

    This seems like a Saint Seiya for the younger audience.

  • Elvick

    “project targeted at elementary school boys”… could easily have been Mega Man. Just saiyan…

    Hard for me to be excited about any Japanese announcement on the 3DS these days. I’ll wait and see what Capcom does with this outside of Japan, if anything. Looks nice.

  • Chogokin

    Monster Hunter + Saint Seiya? Will buy.

  • Skerj

    I was once an Elementary School Boy, I am now one again provided I can actually play it eventually without needing a Japanese 3DS.

  • Van Sora

    toy named “gaymetal” lulz (i know it’s with a “i”)

    • Skerj

      But Gaimetal doesn’t even sound the same as Gaymetal. ..

  • http://www.facebook.com/matheusoda Matheus Gritz

    Saint MegaMan Omega: Monster Gaist Hunter Crusher is the real title.

  • http://www.samuraiprincess.com Mr Fwibbles

    This actually looks really good and I’m excited to try it. I think they’re completely wrong about their target audience, though – Mega Man games are too hard for “elementary school children”. Gaist Crusher seems to resemble MML3; could this be running on the same engine as EX Troopers? That game was great, so I have pretty high expectations here.

  • almostautumn

    Looks great, but leaves me kind of angst—
    E.X. Troopers was without doubt my favorite game from 2012, but man did it (unreasonably) bomb. And Capcom abandoned it right away. With hunting games, especially beginner-friendly hunting games, there really needs to be some form of DLC, and challenging DLC, support, or otherwise, when the game finally gets good, it ends, and it ends cold. I dunno if I could get behind another one of these titles if they’ll be so quick to cut it off again.

    • HeatPhoenix

      Maybe if this one doesn’t bomb… Also, Ex-Troopers did have DLC, it just wasn’t very good. And the game was also incredibly easy.

  • PrinceHeir

    Good? :D