Gaist Crusher For 3DS Comes With Awesome Transforming Figurines

By Sato . August 5, 2013 . 10:50am

Capcom’s upcoming 3DS action game, Gaist Crusher, will have you take on the role of heroes who will be taking out metallic enemies, known as Gaist, by using a wide range of weapons, and also by transforming into Gaists themselves. In Capcom’s recent event for the game, they showed off a new trailer and a closer look at the “Gai Metal” attachment that players will be able to hook onto their Nintendo 3DSes.



Steel City is under attack by the mysterious man named Cipher, and his organization “Erazer”. It’s up to Recca and the rest of the Gaist Crushers to defeat them, and bring peace back to their hometown. Sakura Sango, Captain Bana and the others from the GCG (Gaist Crusher Garrison) will be on hand to support the fight against evil as well.


The trailer shows off the recently revealed “Extreme Form” that allows the heroes to transform into their Gaist forms, further granting them tremendous powers. Upon defeating the enemy Gaists, you’ll have to continue hitting them in order to acquire Gai Metal, which can be equipped to enhance your Gaist Gear.


At the 1:50 mark, we get a closer look at Cipher, who summons a new Gaist called Ayakashi Nine-tails. According to the villain, the power of the Gaist is enough to allow Erazer to take over the world. The Gaist Crushers will have to unite their forces to take on this formidable foe.


During the event, Capcom shared a closer look at the Nintendo 3DS Gaiphon Cover attachment, that allows you to attach Gai Metals which grant exclusive in-game Gaist Gear. The Gai Metal toys can also transform into figurine forms of their respective Gaists. The Gaiphon set that comes with the game, 3DS attachment, and a Gai Metal will also be available for 5,990 yen.


Here’s a closer look at the Gaiphon Cover and Gai Metal:



Gai Metal and various other toys will be available later this year, around the time Gaist Crusher hits stores on December 5th for Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Is this like “Saint Seiya x Zoids x Bakugan”? Because I am getting vibes to that extent of similarities.

    • Ferrick

      add power rangers to that and yes

      • Nah, no Power Rangers. Nothing at all similar to Power Rangers here.

        • Ferrick

          lol next thing you know they will all combine into a huge megazord, but the game does give a sentai feel

          • Well, if you’ve seen Saint Seiya (or Knights of the Zodiac, as it is known outside of Japan), then I am sure that is where you are getting that “Sentai” feel.

          • Ferrick

            lol sadly no exploding cosmos or any Ryuuseikens, wish this gets localized though

          • Otis ChaoticNeutral Small

            It kind of feels like Kamen Rider

      • Rohan Kishibe

        Add the Megaman Battle Network and Starforce Series to that and its Capcom recycling material

        • Ferrick

          and lets substract the “capcom no likey localization” from it and we’ll be happy

  • Chaos_Knight

    Why do I feel Megaman Starforce or .EXE fits well with them?

    • Megaman Star Force was basically an attempt to do what this game is doing, so… yeah.

  • kazdamaz

    aww thought this was Zoids at first glance…

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Man, it looks like Capcom is really going all in on this franchise, though this kinda has that usual Shonen smell slathered all over it.

    (…At the same time, I do kinda wish some of their other IPs got such attention …)

  • NTaiyokun

    For some strange reason, I’m starting to remember that crappy show 4kids tried to get before they went out of business, called BeastKeepers.

    Look it up if you want, because only context could explain that absurd atrocity…

    • British_Otaku

      I looked at the first video I found ( ) and woah…

      Not only is the concept generic to high heck, the animation is subpar and I just saw Saiki PSI’s Flash Anime ( ) earlier today thinking that I would have recover with time.

      I thought 4Kids had standards to pick up something good and make it between tolerable and bad. And I thought Teen Titans seemed a little heavy on the anime-esque factor.

      On topic, I can see what you mean. This has some of that “anime bait” or “young kids bait” taste which isn’t necessarily bad, if the mechanics are sound and content is plentiful. Megaman Battle Network and Star Force were much of the same thing only with a video game grounding and being required to focus on taking enemies’ powers by default.

      EDIT: The thumbnail is representative of the product.

    • Vash bane

      woah they do look alike

  • Tonton Ramos

    The pink girl Sakura Sango looks like Sorano Aoi from Inazuma Eleven GO

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