Gundam Arcade Game Ties Up With Linkin Park

By Spencer . September 15, 2010 . 3:22pm

imageNamco Bandai is gearing up for their yearly Gundam fighting game, Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Gundam from the original series Mobile Suit Gundam to Gundam Seed Astray plus rock band Linkin Park are featured in the arcade game.


“The Catalyst” from Linkin Park’s album A Thousand Suns is the theme song for Gundam: Extreme Vs. To commemorate this crossover, Namco Bandai released artwork of anime artwork of the band members in front of a mobile suit.


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Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. comes out on September 28. Warner Brothers Music will release A Thousand Suns on November 24 in Japan. The Gunpla 30th Edition actually comes with a 1/144 model RX-78GP01Fb Gundam model.

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  • This is so wrong on so many levels…


  • godmars

    Announce it for PS3 with a US release already…

    • If this got a US release announced, I would consider that to be even more ridiculous news than this article, lol.

      • Raiyu

        I don’t see why not though. I mean, they ARE using a Linkin Park song.

        • I doubt that it will come out in the states, not after the failure that was Gundam: Crossfire.

          • Even if there’s a 0.000000001% chance of it happening, I’ll still hope for it.
            If anything else fails, IMPORT.

        • Guest

          Link Park are HUGE Gundam fans so this makes sense. In their first video they put Gundam models as cameos in it.

    • If it’s for PS3 you don’t necessarily need a US release. Sony was awesome and made it Region-Free, something so ballsy no one else dares to attempt it

  • [The Hunter] Doomrider

    Linkin Park’s dream come true.

  • Hraesvelgr

    Won’t ever be able to look at Gundam like I used to after this.

    • thebanditking

      On this we completely agree.

  • EvilAkito

    I better block this out of my brain… otherwise I’ll feel ashamed to be a Gundam fan.

    • Guest

      LP are Gundam fans

      • thebanditking

        So says Namco any way, though the reason for this is obvious (imo) Gundam = Transformers in the west, so in an effort to appeal to a broader audience they are including Linkin Park in the next Gundam because of the band involvement with Transformers 2, lol.


    Well… I think the song’s message (sort of) fits into the message Gundam conveys. Maybe. Actually I don’t know. I was never too good at figuring out a song’s message.

  • kupomogli

    Hopefully Linkin Park is featured in the ending credits and that’s it. It’d be a shame to hear their music whenever I turn the game on and the opening starts to play, or even worse, in game.

  • Exand

    Well after listening to it on Youtube, I’m officially flabbergasted.

    What does that song have to do with Gundam thematically?

    Is this some kind of weird cross over that occurred because someone at Bandai Namco watched Transformers and liked the Linkin Park song used on there?

    Maybe it’s because there’s a quarter Japanese guy in the band?

    Why Bandai… WHY!

  • MisterNiwa

    To all those haters, Linkin Park was a pretty damn good band back then, now due to the cancer of Chester the lead singer he can’t go screamo anymore.
    Why he doesn’t let Mike Shinoda do the rapping anymore? I don’t know, but most probally because Chester is a wiener that needs the spotlight.

    Overall the band was awesome pre-advanced-cancer-state of Chester.

    • thebanditking

      Sorry but I have to disagree. Linkin Park was just another cash in on the horrible rap/rock genre that looser Fred Durst created when he somehow got a record contract (I’m so glad it died as quickly as it came in). I feel bad the guys sick but, their music was uninspired emo teen angst. Rap is barely a genre on its own, let alone trying to infuse it with anything, check out the Brutal Legend OST for real music. Also I hope this does not completely derail the conversation, lol.

  • SolidusSnake

    I wonder if Japanese people actually like this band or if they are the only “cool american” band bamco could afford. Either way it’s pretty funny that they are being dragged out of retirement to do a Gundam video. Makes me wonder if Disturbed will be in an Evangelion video 5 years from now or something.

  • I’ll try to forget this

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