USA DEFEATS JAPAN IN A GIANT ROBOT FIGHT!
THE U.S. BEATS THE HOME OF MECHAS AND GUNDAM
October 17th saw the finish line of a journey more than two years in the making. Engineers from American company MegaBots Inc. finally took on Japanese engineers from rival Suidobashi Heavy Industry in a giant robot fight. The fight was streamed on Twitch on October 17th, 2017 but the entire fight is available now on YouTube.
The fight was actually filmed over the course of several days in a Japanese steel mill and despite it being streamed on the 17th, it actually happened quite some time ago (these things take time to edit). MegaBots Inc. challenged Suidobashi when they revealed their Mark II robot (in 2015). Strangely Suidobashi’s giant robot Kuratas has been functional since 2012.
In true American fashion, MegaBots Inc. did not fight using the Mark II. They instead built an entirely different robot called Eagle Prime to face an updated Kuratas.
MegaBots Inc. pulled a fast one by entering a different robot into the duel.
Both MegaBots Inc. and Suidobashi Heavy Industry are military manufacturers but MegaBots Inc.’s Kickstarter revealed that they wanted to introduce the world to the “sport of the future”.
It turns out that this sport needs some work but then again when else will you see a 16 foot robot with guns and tank treads face a 13 foot robot with a gattling gun? After this first duel, hopefully other players step up (China already has). After all, battle bots is already super saturated.
Watch the challenge, acceptance, China’s robot reveal and the full fight below: