Eureka Seven Volume 1: The New Wave

Variety, they say, is the spice of life. Mashing together mech-based combat, Japanese role-playing elements, Tony Hawk-style futuristic flying skateboard trickology, and vehicule-based brawling - all the while setting everything in a high school full of hormonally-charged teenagers - man, that's a lot of stuff going on. The result of all these genres coming together is what Namco Bandai's got cooking in their first video game title inspired by the Cartoon Network series Eureka Seven.

Eureka Seven: The New Wave takes place before the timeline of the show, and turns the story around to place you in the role of the government forces (instead of battling against them as the protagonists do on TV). Specifically, the spunky hero is a fella named Sumner Sturgeon, who shows up at a place affectionately known as the U.F. Force New Wave Academy to learn how to handle combat, mech-style.