Japanese mecha designer makes a ‘Call Of Duty: Mobile’ skin

The Reaper - Ashura skin will be available from September 10

Call Of Duty: Mobile is working with the famed Japanese mecha designer Shoji Kawamori to design a new character skin for the seventh season of the game. 

Launching on September 10 at 1am BST, the Reaper – Ashura skin is supposed to be an “anime-like military robot”.

“When I was thinking about the mecha design of the robot weapons in Call Of Duty: Mobile, which has a military-style worldview, I incorporated an “anime feel” to achieve a balance that is more human, while still retaining a mecha vibe here and there,” said Kawamori.


The video below has Kawamori explaining his design process.

“I create several sketches,” says Kawamori in the video. “And find a good balance with the design of a human-like robot but with some mecha points. It is like a humanoid mecha robot with a round shape, but its basic structure is still sharp.”

Elsewhere in the world of Call Of Duty, Warzone is set to get another map based in the Pacific, whilst Call Of Duty: Vanguard revealed its first look at multiplayer. 20 maps will be available at launch alongside new perks, equipment, upgrades and killstreaks.

Reaper Ashura
Reaper – Ashura. Credit: Activision

NME had a recent hands-on with the game and found that “this is Call Of Duty as you’ve always known it: run and gun shootouts, the constant pinging of upgrades and a series of godawful killstreaks. But, this does seem closer to the lightning in a bottle excellence of Modern Warfare than the unsatisfying carnage that Call Of Duty Black Ops: Cold War’s title devolved into after a few months.”


In other news, World War Z will be playable on the go when it comes to Nintendo Switch later this year. Releasing on November 2, World War Z on Switch will feature all the launch content.

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