3rd Super Robot Wars Z announced for PS3, PS Vita
posted on 12.24.13 at 08:00 AM EST by (@salromano)
32 works featured. Coming with cross save on April 10 in Japan.

2nd Super Robot Wars OG

Dengeki PlayStation this week reveals the latest entry in the Super Robot Wars series to be 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Jigoku Henfor PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.

Due out on April 10 in Japan, the game offers 32 participating works. It will feature cross save across PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. It consists of two parts and will be the last chapter in the Z series.

The PlayStation 3 version will cost 8,070 yen, and the PS Vita version will cost 7,121 yen. First-print copies include a high-def remake of the first generation Super Robot Wars. The HD remake will also be released separately on April 24 for 1,204 yen.

Participating works include:

  • Trider G7
  • Tetsujin 28-Go
  • Six God Combination Godmars
  • Armored Trooper Votoms
  • Armored Trooper Votoms: Big Battle
  • Armored Trooper Votoms: The Brilliant Heretic
  • Super Dimension Century Orguss
  • Z Gundam
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack
  • Gundam W Endless Waltz
  • Gundam SEED Destiny
  • Gunam 00 A Wakening of the Trailblazer
  • Gundam Unicorn
  • Gunbuster
  • Macross 7
  • Macross Dynamite 7
  • Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime
  • Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa
  • Getter Robo Armageddon
  • Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z Hen
  • Dai-Guard
  • The Big O
  • Full Metal Panic!
  • Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
  • Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid
  • Juso Kiko Dancouga Nova
  • Gurren Lagann
  • Gurren Lagann The Movie: The Lights in the Sky are Stars
  • Evangelion Shin Gekijou-ban Jo
  • Evangelion Shin Gekijou-ban Ha
  • Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
  • Aquarion EVOL

3rd Super Robot Wars Z is currently 80 percent complete.

An official announcement is expected in just over an hour during a live stream at the Super Robot Wars official website.

Thanks, Sokuho@Hokanko.

  • 永次

    YES! YES! UNICORN, QANT, GUNBUSTER RETURNS!!!!

    • Mar Mar

      GODDO MAAAAAAAAAARS

  • MitsukiIX

    code geas, macross frontier and aquarion LOVE? Hell yess

  • fyi1191

    Full Metal Panic is back?! YES!!
    ACE unit BONTA-kun! *plays Tokkou Yarou*

  • Vernauth

    feel bad for Seed Destiny, X and turn A for leaving Z series, hope they return

    • Souji Tendou

      Uhhh Seed Destiny are in. It won’t make sense if it won’t be in.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    This will be the best news for me for a while, I think.

    • Budgiecat

      GODMAAAAAAAAAAAAARS

      Why the hell did you change you avatar of all times???

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        MARS FLASH!

        Also, since I’ve been re-watching the blu-rays of LOGH, I felt like changing it, lol. Plus, it’s the avatar I use on some other sites too.

        • Budgiecat

          noooo

          change it back….. : (

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ-K_0vsdbw

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Looks too good to be Godmars. This is totally random too, but if you type ‘Godmars’ in Google Translate, it actually brings up the whole title of the anime, which is pretty funny. I’m sure someone must have submitted that as an accurate translation.

            Otherwise it just seems awkward for them to do that.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRPpf7gq4V8

    • Pyrofrost

      Definitely looking forward to this!

  • romakun

    SEED e Frontier again … i can´t take anymore , please destroy these two series from this game!

    • Nice Boat

      No thanks

  • Serovath

    FINALLY!!!!! nearly cried when i saw this news. a great xmas present.

  • Budgiecat

    Picture confused the hell out me because its from 2nd OG saga…

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Yeah, I wanted to ask why Joshua was there, lol.

  • CrookedKnight

    Gunbuster in the first part? I think we all know what’s coming in part two then.

    And it’s going to be F***ING AMAZING.

    • Budgiecat

      Gunbuster…..I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that mankind was waiting for those two girls to arrive….14,000 years later like it was no thing…

    • CrookedKnight

      I literally just realized that we’re almost certainly getting TRIPLE INAZUMA KIIIIIIIICK as part of this. Oh man.

  • Nice Boat

    But there were no mechas in Fumoffu… Except the Bontas!

    Hey wasn’t it that Char’s Counterattack was completely retconned by Z2 with Char swearing he will never go full axe crazy with Axis?

    • HeatPhoenix

      Maybe just the units.

    • Mugen555

      There are, it’s called Bonta-kun

    • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

      Bonta-kun.

      Also; it may not be Char.

      We’re getting Myceane plot and that never followed the plot in Z2.2

    • fyi1191

      They don’t need. Bonta-kun can fight anywhere. Be it skies or space.

    • romakun

      Maybe Char and Full Frontal will throw Axis on Earth , it´ll be a epic scenario , Wu fei and other gundam villains should help Char too !

  • Luciano German Bosón

    Dear god, what a wonderful gift this is!. Still i can’t help but wishing that Garrod does come back for the last part…

  • Ramón Navas

    OMFG! F*ck Yeah! So exicted! Also, kinda sad that Gundam X and Turn A leaved, especially since I love the Turn A Gundam.

  • ajca82

    I wanted Evol but I kinda wanted it to be with G Gundam. Domon teaching the aquarion kids the power of love would be awesome.

  • ShinGundam

    OMG

  • Jesse

    There’s a PV for the game now:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD1mgufn2Bc

    • fyi1191

      I see the GODMARS hype. Even more fab this time.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        I really hope they keep the Cosmo Crusher in the game though. I used that unit a LOT. It was basically my best aircraft in the game, lol.

        Still, definitely hyped for this.

    • PrinceHeir

      Hell yes!!!

      Sagara Sosuke!!!!

    • Budgiecat

      I love how each Anime is its own appropriately “dated” look to it. The newer shows look clearer and computerized digital while the older ones look ‘warmer’ and more hand drawn cel animation

  • 永次

    VITA = only digital, fuck you namco, i will go with ps3 ver.

    • Elvick

      I heard it’s because the game is too big.

      Vita game cards are only 4GB.

  • Kobracon

    Gun…..Gun…GUNBUSTER IS BACK!?!!??!!

    *INHALE* BEST. CHRISTMAS NEWS. EVAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    P.S. Merry Christmas, Y’all!

    • 永次

      “Daburu Basuta Koreeedaaa! UWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!” is back T_T Noriko, I miss you.

      • Kobracon

        Amen to that, brother. No girl can scream as GAR as Noriko can.

  • Pyrofrost

    Me and a friend were talking about whether or not the announcement would be a crossover entry; looks like my wish has been granted ^_^

  • PrinceHeir

    wow i was actually looking just now if they added Full Metal Panic.

    is this the series first time or not? i think Another Century 3(by From Software) added Full Metal Panic Bonta Kun years ago.

    also Gundam Wing is here?? Endless Waltz Wing Zero Custom? :)

    i’m glad Gundam 00, Gunbuster, Macross, even Gundam Seed Destiny are back :)

    even Code Geass and Evangelion is here!

    for future games(now the Z series is almost over in case they already have other plans) i want Patlabor, Xenosaga, and Zone of the Enders.

    seriously, Xenosaga and Zone of the Enders badly needs to be in this game!

    • z_merquise

      I didn’t follow every SRW games but I do remember that Full Metal Panic was included in an SRW game, I think in GBA or Nintendo DS.

      Gundam Wing appeared in many SRW games now. I read that Hikaru Midorikawa is a huge fan of SRW series that Banpresto let him record more exclusive dialogue for Heero Yuy when you let him fight against villains in other series that wasn’t even related to Gundam.

      • PrinceHeir

        cool!!

        wow didn’t know he was that into it :)

        that’s pretty good to know!! i also read online that Kenichi Suzumura didn’t like Shinn Asuka’s character from Gundam Seed Destiny and that the “True Shinn Asuka” is in the Super Robot Wars games :)

        • z_merquise

          That’s one thing the SRW series is also known for. Turning what seem to be pretty unlikable characters in their own series to be awesome in SRW games they appear. It’s just too bad, I can’t seem to enjoy the story because it’s in Japanese.

      • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

        He does additional lines for free, as long as he gets a copy, iirc.

        He was always clammering for Demonbane too, which is why we got finally with UX. (He does Master Therion, the main villain.)

        • z_merquise

          I kept reading Demonbane being compared to Guren Lagann and how it was like the most powerful mech in the Nine Realms of the Universe or something. Or was it just fanboying crap?

          I read that it’s a visual novel adapted to an anime. Is it good?

          • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

            Most of the absurd stuff happens in the sequel and prequel novel.

            It’s still stronger than Gurren at full strength as that was in an isolated space created by AS.

            Demonbane doesn’t need that. Just having access to its full strength and the Shining (which, unless you have your own, you’re screwed if it even touches even a bit) made it match Therion on strength alone. Iirc, they end up knocking each other into the Prehistoric Era and making the dinos go extinct. The only reason Therion lived was because they didn’t let the attack hit him and instead, redirected it at a bigger threat.

            Avoid the anime. It cuts a lot. Its not even that close considering everything they cut from that route alone.

          • Kobracon

            *ahem* yes a Visual Novel of the sexual nature.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Patlabor was actually included in SRW, but I think it was the game for 3DS or it could have been the latest PSP one, I don’t remember. Either way… I’d love to have an Ingram in this game, but doubtful ;w;

      • PrinceHeir

        ehh :

        i wonder why they removed it? need to relicense it perhaps?

        i do wonder how will they take the series in PS4. will they stick to the mini size mechs or make them life size like in their counterparts?

        games like Another Century and even the Gundam Extreme Battle VS portrays them in their life size unit.

        though they should probably stick to the mini size, they’re probably one of the few companies who does these art style nowadays :

        • Kobracon

          Well the Japanese do love their traditions, so I am sure it will still be chibi, but much like SRW OG2 2nd, there will be far more shots where we see them in full form.

    • Nice Boat

      ZOE! ZOE! I also wonder how many novels of Full Metal Panic will it adapt. The anime never got to the biggest arc.

      • PrinceHeir

        want a new anime :(

        they really expanded the story a lot on the novels!

        • Nice Boat

          It already ended. The manga Sigma already adapted them

          • PrinceHeir

            they should animate it

    • Budgiecat

      Why do they leave out the other Tatsunoko stuff besides Evangelion (Ippatsuman), Gold Lightan….

      • PrinceHeir

        tbh i don’t really know what’s Tatsunoko stake on Evangelion.

        do they have some sort of ownership to it other than Gainax??

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Eva has already been in the game before, so I guess it was just easier to do it this way.

    • Kobracon

      FMP has been in some DS SRWs. Patlabor was in the latest PSP game SRW Operation Extend.

      ZOE has been asked for for quite a while now. Be patient, perhaps one day. As for Xenosaga….while I love the games, I don’t think its well known for its mechs. As big a mecha fan as I am, even I have trouble even remembering the mechs save for that special super robot one that was a secret and breaks the game coz hes so OP.

  • Nice Boat

    I see they are skipping ZZ Gundam.

    • z_merquise

      They haven’t used ZZ Gundam for a while now. Last I saw it was in SRW Alpha 3 and that was like back in 2005.

      • Lelouch Vi Britannia

        ZZ Gundam is by far one of the least liked Gundam series in Japan.

        • Nice Boat

          Shame although I find its characters are far more likable than the ones from Z Gundam.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Man Namco-Bandai surely throws their support around Sony but hey its understandable since their games sell well on Playstation consoles.

  • Raiyu

    Disappointed in the animations :(

    And the fact that Vita is digital only. Hopefully it gets better, I really don’t want to skip this game or wait till it gets cheaper (which isn’t likely).

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Really? It seems a lot of people are frustrated with B.B. Studio not using OG animations for Z3. It would take them FOREVER to redraw all of the animations from Z just to change them to OG standards. I wouldn’t really expect them to do something like that.

      I’m fine with the animations, honestly. They’re one of the few companies that still release games like this and manage to make them look rather nice and dynamic, especially during action sequences, while not being graphic intensive.

      • Raiyu

        I’m not expecting them to use OG animations cause they’ve always done their own thing. I just want something better than what I saw is all.

  • http://www.shonengamez.com/ Kaitou

    Code Geass, nice.

    Definitely getting this.

  • Schwarz Bruder

    The lack of G Gundam love is hurtful here’s to hoping with the last 20%.

  • Cage137

    Oh yes! This series is by far my favorite strategy game ever. Tons of great content and music. Cant wait to get this game. Sadly Yen is kinda expensive here. Since I might have skip some games to get this. Still need to collect the PS2 ver and 1 PS1 game. I was shocked that Tetsujin 28-Go was here. By far the best choice. Might be Day 1 for me.