Back in July, Square Enix announced a new project to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Xenogears with a series of action figures designed by the original artists Junya Ishigaki and Kunihiko Tanaka.
A few days ago, we saw the prototype of the figures of Fei and Ellie by Tanaka-sensei, and today is the turn of the reveal of Fei’s gear Weltall, revealed by Square Enix and designed by Ishigaki-sensei, who was the original game’s Mecha Designer.
Ishigaki-sensei himself also commented on the reveal, explaining that the now the figure will enter a phase in which every part will be adjusted and tweaked for production, which means that the overall look will be improved further. He also mentioned that what comes next will depend on Weltall’s results.
Xenogears launched for the original PlayStation in Japan on February 11th, 1998. It reached the North American shores on October 20th of the same year, but unfortunately, it was never released in Europe. The team at Monolith Software went on to produce the Xenosaga series for Bandai Namco, and then the Xenoblade series for Nintendo, culminating with their latest work, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which has just been released in December 2017.
The 20th anniversary of the original game happened on February 11th. You can check out Weltall’s prototype in the gallery below.