Post by fpjonesiii on Jul 21, 2020 15:02:40 GMT -5
The design of the two new sculpts definitely give me the impression that they're based on a new show. Which I'm hoping it's true, as that would mean there's a future for the franchise once Wild Zero has concluded.
The new Liger kinda gives me Shield Liger vibes, especially the feet and legs. Should be interesting to see how the interchangeable gimmick works.
I want to believe the Liger's legs are multi-jointed since I'm seeing color separation... but I think that's just wishful thinking. Neat designs though, looking forward to seeing official clearer pics.
ZW45 Burning Liger Lion Type / M-size motorised / Core Drive System / late Oct "The Empire Army's brand new unit!" / "A design that pursues 'mecha' realism!" can be customised with Core Drive Weapons (sold separately) - Impact Gatling / Booster Unit
ZW47 Burning Liger + Core Drive Weapon Impact Gatling Set Lion Type / M-size motorised / Core Drive System / late Oct "Rotates in sync with movement!" / "You can enjoy customising your Zoid's movements immediately! An all-in-one set of Burning Liger and the CDW Impact Gatling!" set contents: ZW45 Burning Liger + ZW46 CDW Impact Gatling
ZW48 Gilraptor LC Deinonychus Type / M-size motorised / late Oct "A Republic special colour version Gilraptor in a set with custom weaponry!" normal form -> instincts unleashed form
ZW52 Xenorex Tyrannosaurus Type / M-size motorised / Core Drive System / Xeno Evolution System / late Jan "The Republic Army's brand new unit!" / "The first ever! A shocking ? ? ? evolution!" can be customised with Core Drive Weapons (sold separately) - Impact Gatling / Booster Unit
It sounds like the Core Drive Weapons might be something similar to the Grade-Up Units, with a standardised connector that runs motorised features on each weapon. It's also interesting to see Burning Liger and Xenorex's alignments - will we get a theropod protagonist and a lion rival, or an Imperial protagonist and a Republican rival? (My money's on the latter, but either option would be a first for a mainstream Zoids storyline.)
Last Edit: Jul 22, 2020 14:46:03 GMT -5 by Falcarius
Post by fpjonesiii on Jul 22, 2020 15:11:45 GMT -5
Thanks for the translations. These are sounding quite interesting. Would be cool to see them have the main protagonist pilot something other than a Liger, and instead have the main Liger in the series piloted by a antagonist.
That said, with the Liger being the first of these new releases, you're probably correct, and this Empire is likely the main protagonist group.
I wonder if Takara-TOMY is planning to have Zoids grow up alongside the Wild fanbase. The difference in tone between Wild and Wild Zero is noticable. And the Zoids themselves get more militaristic as we press on.