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The Real-Life Giant Mecha Battle… TONIGHT

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 17, 2017

The duel between the two piloted giant robot companies was more than a year overdue. But finally, in an abandoned steel mill in Japan, the battle was joined. Unfortunately, citing safety concerns, they couldn’t do it in front of a large, live audience. When mechas are shooting projectiles capable of doing damage to several tons of machinery,  you probably don’t want bleachers of spectators on the other side.

But… tonight the battle is televised. The outcome has been kept secret. But what has been revealed / implied is that:

#1 – There are some competitive “rodeo” type events first, as the giant mecha show what they can do in real life. Cool guided missiles are probably not part of this.

#2 – The Megabots team spent a bunch of time making sure their cockpit could survive a hit from a projectile weapon. So hopefully this means there’s a phase where the mechs shoot at each other.

#3 – Melee combat is a required part of the combat. And in the teaser, Suidobashi’s “Kuratas” mecha cracks the canopy glass of the Megabots’ Eagle Prime with a blow. Heh, heh… 🙂

#4 – Nobody died. That’s a good thing.

Information on how to watch this:

Watch as MegaBots, Inc. (team USA) and Suidobashi Heavy Industry (team Japan) go head-to-head in the world’s first Giant Robot Duel, 2 years in the making! Watch as internally-piloted robots that weigh up to 12 tons, stand 16 feet tall, and cost upwards of $2.5M each go HEAD-TO-HEAD in an epic battle straight out of science fiction.

The battle will be broadcast on the official MegaBots Twitch channel (http://twitch.tv/megabotsinc), starting at 7PM Pacific Time on October 17th, 2017, and will be posted to Facebook and YouTube immediately afterwards.

I’ll be watching this. I’ve been waiting for something like this since I saw my first episode of Robotech, or played my first game of Battletech. 🙂

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