Pacific Rim Uprising Jaeger Names & Details Revealed
Heading on over to GoJaeger.com reveals the following new Jaeger mechs:
GIPSY AVENGER – Gipsy Avenger honors the heroic legacy of her namesake as the flagship leader of the Mark VI fleet. More than just a Jaeger, she is a symbol of hope to millions.
BRACER PHOENIX – A Mark V brute that can still run with the VI’s, Bracer Phoenix shoots from the chest, with a centrifugal vortex cannon that is as spectacular as it is deadly.
SABER ATHENA – The sleekest and most elegant Jaeger ever created, Saber Athena is the fastest in the fleet, wielding twin blades in hyper-acrobatic combat.
TITAN REDEEMER – Built for brute force and armed with a seismic morningstar, Titan Redeemer is the walking wrecking ball of the new fleet.
GUARDIAN BRAVO – Designed for combat at range, Guardian Bravo wields the Elec-16 Arc Whip: a proto-metallic successor to the chainsword, and brings a new sophistication to the chainsword’s whiplash move.
The site also confirms the timeline, set 10 years after the first movie:
“It’s been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls upon the best and brightest to rise up and become the next generation of heroes. When the Kaiju threat returns, we will be ready.”
Pacific Rim Uprising has a February 23, 2018 release directed by Steven S. DeKnight starring John Boyega as the son of Idris Elba's character from the first movie, Jake Pentecost; Scott Eastwood as Nate Lambert; Rinko Kikuchi as Mako Mori; Charlie Day as Dr. Newton Geiszler; Tian Jing as Liwen Shao, and Burn Gorman as Dr. Hermann. Charlie Hunnam will not be in the sequel.