Gaist Crusher Has Co-Op/Versus Multiplayer Modes, Gai Metal 3DS Attachment

By Sato . April 4, 2013 . 1:45am


Capcom shared more details about their mixed media I.P., Gaist Crusher, from a recent presentation.


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Gaist Crusher’s battles have young men equipped with metallic life forms, known as Gaist and Gaist Gear. When you vanquish a Gaist, you will acquire an item called Gaimetal or Gaiphon, which can be set to create a Gaist Gear used in combat.



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The Gaist Gear will come in two different forms— The balanced fighting type of Mail Form and the offensive type in Weapon Form. Knowing how and when to use both forms of Gaist Gear will be a crucial part of winning battles in Gaist Crusher. Capcom also reports that there will be over 100 different Gaist Gears available, allowing you to collect as many you can and come up with your own strategies.


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In our earlier report, we mentioned that Capcom will draw on two of the company’s strengths to produce content for kids and multiplayer support. They elaborated more by talking about the three key points being: armament, transforming and collecting, as the focus to what appeals most to kids. All three of these features will be a big part of Gaist Crusher. The multiplayer modes will also have co-op and versus modes.



Here’s a look at five different elemental characters of Gaist Crusher:



The main character of Gaist Crusher uses a wolf-type fire attributed Gaist Gear called Flame Fenrir. Recca is a hot-headed character who happens to be quite the glutton, which is quite fitting as his family runs a bento shop.




Hayato’s Gaist Gear is the bird-type and wind attributed Wind Garuda. He’s an intellectual character who excels at using effective strategies in combat. He’s one of the smarter characters out there, however, he does seem to have his occasional slips.




Kurama uses an eight-headed snake Gaist Gear of earth attribute. He’s a ninja and is also part of a Gaist ninja organization. His looks aside, he has the mannerisms of a normal boy.




Siren’s Gaist Gear is the Blizzard Unicorn, it is based off a unicorn and has an ice attribute. He’s a lone-wolf type character from a severely cold place, known as Icegard.




This guy is the villain that appears in front of Recca and friends. He’s a mysterious Gaist Crusher that uses a dragon based lightning Gaist Gear, Lightning Dragoon.



There are several support characters that will be helping Recca and friends on their adventure, such as the GCG (Gaist Crusher Garrison,) which consists of the director Vulcan, professor Luminera, captain Bana and the three operator sisters.



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Capcom will also have a real life Gai Metal which can be set on the Nintendo 3DS. This device will get you rare items such as exclusive Gaist Gear and more after installing it to the 3DS.


Gaist Crusher is slated for release this winter for the Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    ……….That “HENSHIN” gadget. And the fact that this game had so much battle network vibe is making my fanboy sense tingling lol.^_^

    • Aisha Lee

      Im kind of getting a Star force vibe from this.

    • That HENSHIN Gadget, indeed ;)

  • Tonton Ramos

    Imagine if there was an MVC4 which would you pick to represent Gaist Crusher?
    Recca and his Flame Fenrir?, Hayato and his Wind Garuda?, Kurama and his 8 snakes Earth Gaist Gear?, Siren and his Blizzard Unicron? or Izuna and his Lightning Dragon?

    • anthony apduhan

      I would chose Recca to be in MVC4!

  • Göran Isacson

    Welp, they got all the aspects of a cash cow here… now we’ll just have to see if it all actually pays off.

  • Maybe this can be a spiritual successor to MMBN.

  • KiTA

    … No female gaist users? That seems like a mistake.

    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      I’m pretty sure this game was made to appeal to young school boys only. Call it a hunch…

      Though there maybe one or two somewhere, if ever…

      • puchinri

        They specifically said it was made to appeal to the boys, but that was kind of their mistake. Little girls buy magical girl merch out the wazoo (and will go to a movie for the stuff, etc) so they could have made some fair profit off of that too.

        • KiTA

          Not only that, ignoring the oddball “Magical Girls for Guys” shows that have come out lately (Madoka, Nanoha, Pretty Cure, etc) the concept of a “Magical Warrior” variant of the “Magical Girl” is as old as the genre itself. It’s really short sighted for them to ignore that. But oh well.

          • puchinri

            While Madoka and Nanoha are definitely for guys, PreCure is actually made for and targeted at little girls (very specifically, even; but that emphasizes the point of how easy it is to sell merch and agame to them)~. But agreed entirely, pretty much. It really seems amiss to skip out on trying given what wide appeal that has too (because yeah, tons of younger female audiences will pick up merch, but so would older female and male audiences too, given series like PreCure, Madoka, BSSM, etc).

    • Draparde

      Yeah, i feel like they could have made at least 1 playable female. oh well. can only hope if it becomes as popular as they want it too, they will eventually.

    • Z

      Why mistake? Maybe is the writer’s option.

    • puchinri

      It kind of is, which at least a few people seem to be agreeing on. Hopefully if it does well, they’ll add that in the future (and be smart about it, Toei knows how to do it), but we’ll see. :/

    • Marden Benoit

      To be fair. There are several of these kinds of franchises (ex. Pretty Cure) that are marketed towards girls with teams that don’t have any male members on the team. If they’re shooting for young boys and not just kids in general then it shouldn’t be odd that they have a team without any female members. I am not saying that girls can’t like the game but they’re not the target audience. Similarly, if they’re audience was young girls it would be perfectly fine if boys wanted to play it even though the team was composed of all girls in order to attract/ better relate to the actual target audience, right?

      • J_Joestar

        even if they are not shooting for that group, it never hurts to add in at least a single girl to the main team. It is better than alienating a potential group. Sentai teams always have a girl, even the new Saint Seiya has a girl on the main team.
        And sadly, the Precure games are now mainly minigames or dance games >_>

        • Marden Benoit

          Of course there would be nothing wrong with having a girl. But there isn’t anything with not having one. If it has to have one then pretty cure should have a required male member as well (not just referring to games but sentai teams in general).

          Just in case this has something to do with portrayal of girls to boys; the game isn’t trying to say anything negative about girls by not having one (at least not so far) just as pretty cure isn’t trying to say anything negative about boys on the team.

          • J_Joestar

            Including a girl in something like GC is very different from including a boy in PC.
            One can only add to the series popularity by making it more accessible to girls, the boys probably aren’t going to mind a single girl showing up too much.
            The other could really hurt the series popularity among it’s older fanbase (crazy Otaku groups, most of which obsess with the “Purity” of their female characters).

      • puchinri

        Toei has PreCure because its other two series are made to appeal to the male (and little boy) audiences though, so it’s more like they already have all bases covered with PreCure added. Here? Capcom is only trying to reach one market/audience, and that doesn’t seem wise (as far as sales and making it a crossover IP especially).

        (Also, you make a fair enough point, but we have to remember that representation for little girls especially is lacking outside of series like PreCure, so it – and other certain magical girl shows – are already exceptions on top of being an exception.)

    • Chiupon

      it’s for like 11 year old boys

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Looks good so far. It’s like they dissected a young boy’s brain, picked out all the things he likes, and mashed it together into one video game. If this doesn’t become a hit in Japan, I’ll have no hope for Capcom.

  • Moemiji

    Is it me… or the beast on the logo looks like Gregar from MMBN6?

    • SilentMC

      That was the first thing I thought when I saw it

  • Recca and Flame Fenrir?… Flame of Recca…?

    • puchinri

      I was thinking it too, lol.

  • isfuturebright

    Japanese agent 47, is that you?

  • Go2hell66

    Seems there a lot of money in the kids market these days

  • Those character designs scream Battle Network/Starforce to me, pretty neat. I hope Capcom deems this more worthy to localize than EX Troopers.

    • I agree. I immediately though of Battle Network when I saw that logo art.

  • Why doesn’t the game have any female gaist users? Feminist Frequency’s wrath aside, it’s kinda disappointing – but personally, I would have liked if you could customize your own character as a whole. That would be fun: creating your own avatar, equipping magical powered armour and beating up some giant dragon monsters with your magical giant sword!

    • I don’ think that many little children (who the game is targeted for) would gravitate to that as much as adults would. That’s not to say that there aren’t children who would find that engaging, just that (and I’m speaking from experience here) younger children tend to like things and games where the characters are pre-developed.

      That’s not to say anything about a lack of female characters, but that’s why I think they don’t go with the full customization. This game isn’t meant, necessarily, for adults, it’s the new big cash cow for Capcom to use with children.

    • puchinri

      That was my complaint. PreCure is a cash cow for Toei, so they could have made some money off of young girls too. At the very least, customizable avatars would have been very nice~. (You could be the MC, a la FE:A.)

  • Zkaiser

    Why won’t they spell “geist” correctly?

  • Kevin Schwarz

    Hm dunno, with time you learn not to trust Crapcom…

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Considering we just get Mon Hun 3Ultimate, new Ducktales HD coming, Upcoming Dragon Dogma: Dark Arisen, Sengoku Basara 4 and of course my favorite one, Dungeon and Dragons coming to PSN, XBLA and Wii U Eshop.
      I believe you can start to love them back right?^_^

      • Kevin Schwarz

        Good point. Maybe it’s time for redemption.

  • Sounds neat, I’m excited to see whether Capcom can make a new big time franchise! I’m liking the Starforce style character designs and the gameplay trailer that was posted previously has me excited to try it out.

    Hopefully this will be brought over to North America, unlike many of the other games aimed at young boys (Inazuma Eleven and Little Battlers… I’m looking at you!)

  • puchinri

    Operator sisters especially are making me think MegaMan. The game looks fun, so I hope it’ll get localized~. They could do a Beyblade/YGO, if they try.

  • Hyli

    Agh, they’re all so cute!!!!
    I’ll probably be a big fan once this comes out, and damn, do I want that Gai Metal attachment.

  • Reki Honoo

    I wish this will get localized

  • Mr. Frumix

    This kills Mega Man.

  • LynxAmali

    Oh, cool

    I’ve always wanted another Draglade game.

    Wait a minute….

  • Bobby Jennings

    Megaman Starforce

  • Solomon_Kano

    I just pray Capcom tries to take this global. Yu-Gi-Oh’s been around forever, Beyblade made a comeback, and Pokemon speaks for itself. There’d certainly be room for Gaist Crusher in the US.

    I mean, I’m interested in this now, so I know I’d have been hyped as hell as a kid.

  • Saint Starforce? Seems legit.
    Needs more chicks though.

  • ShadowDivz

    Definitely getting a starforce feel from this…

  • Vash bane

    icegard? midgard asegard o.O!?

    their referencing so many other games/shows with this…not that its bad thing :)

  • Ferofax

    So… NFC to unlock stuff, much like Skylanders?

  • Kalis Konig

    Not sure if Saint Seiya or Megaman StarForce…

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