The development will be supervised by Shoji Kawamori-sensei.
Time for Yamato to show Tamashii Nation how VF-19 Kai should really be like. ^^
Also, the confirmation of 1/60 scale soft vinyl Britai Kridanik mentioned this afternoon:
Figure design will be supervised by Mikimoto Haruhiko-sensei (美樹本晴彥), the character designer of many Macross series.
This year release, price TBA.
Images are from Yamato's official blog.
On a related note, the limited 1/60 Complete Transformation VF-1S Valkyrie Roy Focker's Unit Special Weathering Ver. which were released in limited quantity at the recent Wonder Festival 2010 [Winter] is now available for purchase on Yamato Web Shop.
Images are from this previous posting.
For quality control, the weathering effect is done with human labor by Yamato's employees, and only 2 to 3 units are produced daily.
The price is 15,540 Yen (inclusive of tax).