Behold The Official EVANGELION Smartphone!

Topic started by No_name_here on May 3, 2012. Last post by DCypher 2 years, 4 months ago.
Post by No_name_here (856 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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There still doesn’t seem to be a ton of sense in doing a four-part, back-to-back movie series where the installments are released with years-long breaks in between. Granted, a lot of this is a result of unexpected delays and whatnot, but it was a still a uniquely uncertain situation to walk out of EVANGELION 2.0 and be told that movie #3 would be coming out sometime eventually instead of getting some firm date or even a general release window.

Nevertheless, 3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO is supposed to be out this fall in Japan (with an American presumably following soon after) and an official EVANGELION smartphone is being made available in anticipation of that.

ANN has got the details on the doohickey, which boasts…

  • An interface that makes you feel like you’re piloting an EVA.
  • A mini-game that lets you feel like you’re fighting the 8th evil alien angel with that EVA.
  • A custom panel cover to make you feels like this has been issued to you by NERV.
  • A two-minute-long 3D EVANGELION video to break the illusion a little, perhaps.

Peep the video below to see this gadget on the go…

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Post by DXmagma (31 posts) See mini bio Level 9

But you have to drink orange pop while you use it or it won't work. Y'know, adds to the authenticity.

Post by zaldar (1,270 posts) See mini bio Level 15

So does it cost thousands of dollars? There was an eva phone once that cost like 5,000 dollars once I believe...and it sold out in a week. The japanese are truly crazy in many ways.

Post by AURON570 (572 posts) See mini bio Level 15

I wouldn't be able to tell it was an evangelion phone if the logo+name were covered and no one told me so. Needs to have color schemes based off the eva units! This just looks like someone smacked on a machine-looking skin onto an smartphone and modded their UI.

Post by FoxxFireArt (2,643 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Granted, a lot of this is a result of unexpected delays and whatnot, but it was a still a uniquely uncertain situation to walk out of EVANGELION 2.0 and be told that movie #3 would be coming out sometime eventually instead of getting some firm date or even a general release window.

But isn't that the same issue we have with movies in the US. You come out and never really know when the next are come out. This just shows that the length between Japanese and US releases are becoming more and more narrow. Just look at what's going on with anime? Many series come out for streaming in the US hours after they air in Japan with full subtitles.

The UI of this phone looks really cool.

Post by sotyfan16 (1,341 posts) See mini bio Level 20

Damn that phone looks cool. But it also looks freaking huge. Has to be like a 5" screen or something. I'd like to know a price even though I won't get it.

I'm betting the US will see a limited subtitled release of 3.0 in the Spring or Summer of next year with hopefully a dub BD release in time for Christmas.

Post by jnw93 (125 posts) See mini bio Level 15

phone looks cool mite be my next if its works as good as a HTC

Post by sickVisionz (4,289 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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Phone looks decent and it's about time they finally are using modern day form factors. The prior two were crappy flip phones that came out like 4 years after smartphones had completely dominated the market.

US BD for the movie will probably be about 11 months after the Japanese BD release, which is how the prior two movies came out. I really wish they would do a small theatrical run closer to the JP theatrical release, even if it was subtitled only.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,220 posts) See mini bio Level 13

If i had to have a phone with smarts i think that is the one i would want.But no coverage where i am at means no need :/

Post by DCypher (117 posts) See mini bio Level 15

0.0

/want

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