Super Robot Wars (SRW) started its humble beginnings on the Game Boy way back in 1991, the franchise has become one of Japan’s largest. The Super Robot Wars franchise combines the stories of many different Japanese robots series into a single Tactical Role Playing Game. It’s a simple crossover formula that is a dream come true for many robot fans as they may witness a variety of scenarios where Aumuro Ray pilots his Gundam alongside with Kouji Kabuto piloting the Mazinger Z to defeat a common enemy. The franchise now has 90 titles from various gaming platforms, and has sold nearly 17 million copies of games.
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Super Robot Wars’ franchise this year, Bandai Namco held a concert event at the Maihama Amphitheatre in Tokyo. The amphitheatre was packed with over 2000 lucky Super Robot Wars fans who were treated to a concert featuring their favourite songs from the franchise and received the latest announcements about the Super Robot Wars franchise.
SRW V Announced, English Version Confirmed
Super Robot Wars fans rejoice again! The fifth edition has been announced with a 2017 release date for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. For the first time ever, the Super Robot Wars V will be the first Super Robot Wars game will get a fully translated English version. We know this is a big feat as Super Robot Wars titles usually involves many Intellectual Properties, making it difficult to localize the game in English. We have to thank Bandai Namco for a great job working around this challenge. As Super Robot Games relies a lot on the dialogue text to drive the story, an official translation would make the Super Robot Wars experience a better one. I recall relying on fan translations for previous Super Robot Wars games and found them to be more inconvenient, incomplete and sometimes inaccurate.
Super Robot Wars V will feature the following robot series:
- Invincible Super Man Zambot 3
- Invincible Steel Man Daitarn 3
- Mobile Suit Z Gundam
- Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counter Attack
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash
- Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam
- Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Skull Heart
- Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: The Steel Seven
- Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny
- Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer
- Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
- The Brave Express Might Gaine
- Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture – Prince of Darkness
- Getter Robo Armageddon
- Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact!
- Shin Mazinger Zero vs The Dark Emperor
- Full Metal Panic!
- Full Metal Panic! Fumoffu
- Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid
- Full Metal Panic! Novel Version
- Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
- Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
- Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
- Space Battleship Yamato 2199
- Cross Angel: Rondo of Angel and Dragon
You can view the game’s trailer here:
Super Robot Wars Original Generations: The Moon Dwellers
The Super Robot Wars Original Generation features original designs of mechas and pilots which has appeared in past instalments of the Super Robot Series. Over time, enough original designed content was gathered together to star in an original Super Robot Wars series of its own.
The Japanese version of the latest installment of Super Robot Wars Generation will be released on 30th June 2016 on the PlayStation 4. An English edition of the game is confirmed to be released on 5th August 2016 in South East Asian.
The box art and contents of the collector’s edition of Super Robot Wars OG: Moon Dwellers were showed to the audience. The collector’s edition will include an art book and bonus disc featuring the ladies in the Super Robot Wars OG in swimsuits.
Super Robot Wars Mobile Game Showcase
Bandai Namco showcased a Super Robot Wars X-Ω for the iOS app store and Google Play Store. The game is impressive with wide variety of mobile suits, and the re designed gameplay optimized for the mobile platform. The game is only for the Japanese stores and there is no announcement for an English version or a global released. However, we are keeping our fingers crossed for one.
After being hyped by the exciting news, a concert was presented to the fans with the following celebrity artistes: