Red 5 Studios will be making their way down to Anime Expo 2012 later this month and they’re bringing the new Firefall “Mobile Gaming Unit” with them. The unit is designed by West Coast Customs and is essentially a 48 foot tournament on wheels complete with its own unique design based on the sci-fi world of Firefall and 20 gaming stations.

Red 5 will be putting the new unity on tour across the country later this year, but fans attending this year’s Anime Expo will have the chance to check it out and experience a little eSports fun in a new way. Attendees of the event will also have the chance to mingle with Firefall cosplayers Crystal Graziano and Lee “Hawk” Reherman, who portray the faces for two of the game’s iconic characters - Typhon and Mourningstar.

Check out the official press release after the break for more.


Professional Firefall Cosplay and Beta Registration at the Event

Laguna Hills, CA – June 21, 2012 – Red 5 Studios™ announced today that it will unveil its state-of-the-art Firefall “Mobile Gaming Unit” (MGU) during this year’s Anime Expo (AX), at the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 29 – July 1, 2012. AX attendees will be the first to see Red 5’s epic creation, can register for Firefall’s exclusive beta, and will get to meet its heroes, Typhon and Mourningstar, who will be making live appearances throughout the show.

Brought to life by the talented team at West Coast Customs, theMGU is a massive 48-foot-long gaming tournament on wheels that features a unique aesthetic design pulled straight out of Firefall’s sci-fi world. Planned to tour the country later this year, the MGU is equipped for top-level eSports play with 20 AMD powered gaming stations, Razer peripherals, support for 1,000 person LAN parties, and even a shoutcaster podium with full live streaming support.

“Anime Expo is the perfect event for this reveal because Firefall’s rich sci-fi universe is something that anime and manga fans are going to really appreciate,” said Mark Kern, CEO of Red 5. “They’re the type of gamer that pays extra attention to the lore and story; they enjoy interacting with it outside of the medium. We’re delivering that interactivity in a huge way.”

Attendees will not only find Red 5’s new Mobile Gaming Unit at the event, they’ll also meet professional cosplayer, Crystal Graziano, and actor, Lee “Hawk” Reherman, who will bring Firefall’s heroes to life in futuristic hand-crafted “Battleframes”. In addition, fans can read the recently released Firefall Affinity online manga, written by Orson Scott Card and Emily Janice Card, which will flesh out the backstory and characters from the game:

Firefall is currently in the first stage of its exclusive, invite-only beta – planned to rollout during 2012. Players can sign-up for the chance to be invited into the beta at, or can stop by the Firefall MGU during Anime Expo and register at the show.


About Red 5 Studios

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