Bandai Namco Asia has announced that the latest entry in the Super Robot Wars OG series will be getting an English release in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia. Super Robot Wars OG The Moon Dwellers will release in these territories for the PlayStation 4 at some point in 2016.
For those unaware, Super Robot Wars is a strategy RPG franchise somewhat like Fire Emblem, but with giant robots. The mainline series is known for combining well-known anime mecha shows like Gundam, Gurren Lagann, Evangelion, and dozens more. The sheer amount of anime franchises present is why it never sees a Western release. However, there is the alternative of the Super Robot Wars OG series, featuring an all original cast of machines and characters, even though there are quite a few knockoffs in the line-up.
From the looks of things, this will still be an import, but it will have English text available. Only two entries got a Western release, under the Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation title, but apparently publishers Atlus didn’t see the reception needed to keep bringing them to the West. I know I’m going to end up importing this. What about you guys? Are you interested in SRPGs with giant robots or is it just me? And do you think we’ll ever see one of the mainline crossover games make it over here?