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Namco Bandai Bundling PS3 Macross Game With Movie

New entry in Frontier series to come packed with Macross Frontier the Movie: The False Songstress.


A Namco Bandai earnings report from a couple of months back hinted that the company might be combining video and gaming content for an adaption of the "Macross Frontier ~Itsuwari no Utahime~"

(Macross Frontier the Movie: The False Songstress) movie. Famitsu confirms this to be the case this week.

Debuting on the pages of this week's issue is Macross Frontier ~Itsuwari no Utahime~ Hybrid Pack. This single Blu-ray disc release includes the False Songstress movie and a new PS3 game that's based off the movie.

The PS3 game is titled Macross Trial Frontier. The magazine describes the game as an original title that follows the flow of PSP's Macross Ultimate Frontier, but with the expected rise in visual quality. Gameplay systems are based off the PSP game, allowing for smooth form transformations for your fighter and battles that fill the screen with missiles.

Characters and mecha from the movie will appear in the game. Variable Fighters include VF-25F, VF-25G, YF-25, VF-25S, RVF-25 and Queadluun Rare. More will be announced in a future update. On the character front, you'll be able to select songstresses Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee as support characters. They'll assist you in a variety of ways, and you'll of course get to hear their music during combat.

The movie side of the package includes the full "Macross Frontier ~Itsuwari no Utahime~" movie. Namco Bandai isn't skimping out on the bonus content here. You'll find over 50 minutes of bonus footage, including promotional specials and a video involving Sony's own Toro Station.

Both components will ship on a single Blu-ray disc. You'll need a PS3 to play Trial Frontier, but the video part of the package will be playable in a standard Blu-ray player.

Look for this rare PS3 and movie hybrid on October 7 at ¥7,140.

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