Super Robot Wars BX Reveals its 16 Participating Series

On Thursday, the gaming magazine Famitsu revealed the cast for the 16 series converging in the crossover mecha turn-based tactical roleplaying game Super Robot Wars (SRW) BX due for release in the Nintendo 3DS platform on 20th August 2015.

The 16 series in this latest installment of the SRW franchise are depicted in the then-revealed key visual and the list below.

Concept art of the 16 series mascots in a chibi style typical to the game (Source:Famitsu)

Key visual of the 16 series mascots in a chibi style typical to the game. (Source:Famitsu)

New Series:

SD Gundam Gaiden
Giant Gorg
Mobile Suit Gundam AGE
Panzer World Galient
Macross 30 ~Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe~

Returning Series:

Aura Battler Dunbine
Aura Battler Dunbine New Story of Aura Battler Dunbine
Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact!
Mazinkaizer SKL
Martian Successor Nadesico
Matchless Raijin-Oh
GaoGaiGar: King of the Braves
Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime
Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer
Mobile Suit Gundam UC

The magazine previously teased its readers with a silhouette of the above image. Several readers attempted to predict the series that will appear in the game, such as this fan’s interpretation sketch:

A fan interpretation of the earlier released silhouette.

A fan interpretation of the earlier released silhouette.

A day before, the official YouTube channel of Bandai Namco Entertainment uploaded a preview displaying prominent attack animations used by the representative mecha from each series and fast facts about the upcoming game.

SRW is a long-running RPG franchise based in a multiverse setting where the conflict between original hero and villain mecha created by the publishers themselves (known as Banpresto Originals in fandom slang) are intertwined with the established characters, plot and tension of existing real robot and super robot anime. Battles involving giant robots and aircraft are conducted on a grid, with their pilots using their spell-esque Spirit Commands to buff up their robots based on their skills and special powers showcased in their original anime.

Due to licensing complications over each represented anime, SRW is Japanese-only, although there have been fan attempts to translate the game into English using text-replacing and texture-changing tools, such as the well-known patches for the J and D versions of Super Robot Wars on the Game Boy Advance. There are a few titles, the Original Generation (OG), which use only original characters which are exempt from this complication, and are thus able to be translated into English as Super Robot Taisen.

– Mikeru

Source: Anime News Network

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