Autobots and Decepticons move over because there's a new Japanese franchise about cars transforming into robots and it's named Chō Soku Henkei Gyrozetter.
Well, actually, to be frank, it’s far too early to tell if the new franchise will have the success of the Transformers series but the fact that it has licensed several cool cars like the Nissan GT-R, Mazda RX-8, Toyota 86 (Scion FR-S in North America) and Mitsubishi Lancer EVO has certainly captured our attention.
Square Enix first launched an arcade game of the transformers-like warrior cars this past summer and now plans to release an animated film in Japan towards the end of fall.
The Japanese company has already secured the rights for several cars from local manufactures including Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota.
Whether the series will make it to West and in particular Australia, Europe and North America, remains to be seen, but if it does, expect more car brands and models to be added to the series.
The life-like prototype of the Nissan GT-R-based character seen in our photo gallery below gives us an idea of what a toy version of the robot car could look like.