Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers announced for PS4, PS3 [Update]
posted on 01.19.16 at 04:06 AM EDT by (@salromano)
New title in simulation RPG series announced.

Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers

The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu unveils Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

The magazine has a six-page scoop introducing the simulation RPG’s new protagonist and battle scenes, as well as an interview with the staff.

A teaser trailer will be released on January 21 at 13:00 Japan time.

Further details have yet to leak.

Thanks, Famitsu.

Update 6:28 a.m.: Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers will launch for PlayStation 4 and PS3 in Japan in 2016. Find new details below.

Participating Characters and Mecha

  • Granteed – Touya Shiun is playable. Katia Grignard and Melua Melna Meia are support. Touya is the protagonist of the game. He throws himself into an encounter with Granteed, and Katia and Melua are two girls who appear riding Granteed.
  • Soul Saber FF – A prototype developed for mass production by Mogami Heavy Industries.
  • Akimi Akatsuki – The son of the president of Mogami Heavy Industries. He goes to the same high school as Touya.
  • Soul Saber GG – A prototype developed for mass production by Mogami Heavy Industries.
  • Akemi Akatsuki – Akimi’s twin sister. She often has to hold down her brother, who easily rushes into things.
  • Exploration Vine Boxer Type R
  • Exploration Vine Boxer Type L
  • G Compatible Kaiser

At the start of the game, you can select “Beginner Mode.” This lets inexperienced players play the game without worry, with more funds and upgrade parts to obtain.

Producer Interview

  • This is the first title as part of the Super Robot Wars 25th anniversary. There are other projects underway other than this game.
  • Super Robot Wars J protagonist Calvina Coulange will also appear as an ally unit.
  • Granteed’s setup will change in a big way, and he’ll be Touya’s personal mech.
  • The protagonists of Super Robot Wars GC were set up as twins. The Real Robot that wasn’t Soul Saber (maybe Soul Gunner?) won’t appear in this game.
  • Immediately after the game starts, it branches into two paths, one with Touya and another with Calvina. The Touya route is easier to play for new players.
  • The branch has no connection to the SR point.
  • Thanks to the hard work of the development staff, the special moves of the new mecha are a spectacular sight to see.
  • Development is 70 percent complete.

Thanks, Hachika Kikou.

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  • kudostoyou

    WOW!!!

    • Budgiecat

      its OG though. Technically we shouldn’t have to import since there’s really no potential licensing boundaries for Bamco to hurdle over as opposed to the main series.

      Then again, mecha SRPGs just never really got a fair break in the West. Sure we got SRW OG 1 & 2 on GBA but that was cause Atlus gave it a chance before the Bandai Namco merge.
      Square-Enix completely fubard Front Mission series in the West, Takara never brought over their Brave series, and outside that we only got Rule of Red for PS2…

      • Kobracon

        It’s such a shame too. Those 2 GBA SRWs were fantastically translated by Atlus and even had favorable reviews but alas that doesn’t transfer to sales figures…

        • Budgiecat

          they came late in GBA’s cycle and not marketed well.
          Then Namco merged with Bandai and they fully bought Banpresto and just dropped all of their Banpresto developed localizations later (like SRW OG Endless Frontier EXCEED, Draglade 2, the other two PS2 Lupin the 3rd games etc)

    • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

      You and me both.

  • bdp

    Wonder if it’s a sequel. I”ll probably get it anyway.

  • Pastmaster

    Lol Bamco will never let go off PS3. I swear if they don’t do it with next Tales. Time to move on. Idolmaster is moving on as well as Ace Combat and Tekken.

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

      It’s not like SRW games are very demanding on PS3 anyway…

    • Super Build Panther

      SRW has always been late on the next generation systems. Hell, the first PS3 title just came out a couple years ago.

      Even then, Z came out in 2008 for the PS2 and most titles, aside from Impact, have always not been very timely on new systems.

      • Budgiecat

        Thats cause it took them so long to adapt to and make the HD animation…and cause Bamco probably barely gives em a budget…

        • Super Build Panther

          No, it’s because they’re slow.

          Outside of Impact (SPRITE REUSE GALORE) and to a lesser XO (as that’s just a port of XO), all the games have been incredibly slow on getting a new systems.

          • Budgiecat

            well 2D isnt exactly as quick to belt out as 3D is… and even more time cost heavy when converting to HD so…

  • Hiruman

    YEESS!!! This is what I’ve been waiting for. The new OG.

    Touya, Katia and Granteed looks pretty cool!!

  • RogersX93

    I’ll likely step on afew toes saying this but I am kinda glad that there is no Vita version if that means they can keep the presentation to the levels of 2ndOG and not what Z3 did.

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

      Uhhh… OG and the Z series have never shared animations anyway. OG usually looks more super robot style during the animations, whereas the Z animations were always on a smaller scale.

    • Dead Maid

      it isn’t a Vita problem, but more like the team involved. Z3 has some new teams, while the OG has always been the MX team.

  • ShinGundam

    AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • ShinGundam

    DEAD

  • ShinMazinkaiser

    Awesome.. PS4 and J…. Touya.. Granteed.

    YES!!!

    I need to see Calvina… Must go play J again.

  • Maksim Tsirulnik

    -sigh-

    In the back of my mind, I’m really hoping “SRT K” gets involved at some point. Say what you will about the game itself, I rather enjoyed the originals in it, especially the Revias. Heck, Mist could even get the Axel treatment and be turned into a likable character.

    Though seeing the cast lineup in the provided image, that probably won’t be the case.

    • Dead Maid

      They have never shown all the casst involved in the first scan anyway.

  • Cage137

    Best. News. EVER! OG is by far my 2nd favorite in the SRW universe. Next to Alpha or the nostalgia series that we grew up with. Me love some Super Robot game! Can’t wait. And it’s on PS4!? Heaven is smiling on me today.

    • Budgiecat

      They should outsource a SRW OG Infinite Battle 2 for PS4 to From Software since BB Studio is hit or miss with their 3D stuff (0081 Battlefield Record being their only real ‘hit’)

  • Chigasumi

    I wonder which ‘obscure’ SRW game/media would be the new addition for this game, just like Ing and Arriere in 2nd OG before.

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

      Super Robot Wars J protagonist Calvina Coulange will also appear as an ally unit.

      There ya go, lol.

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        I know you’re the local SRW guy around here, so lemme know btw if I messed up any terminology. This was so confusing. o_0

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

          Yeah, SRW always has stupid crazy terminology in it just for the sake of being crazy. Trust me, a lot of it doesn’t even make sense to me after all this time. It leaves me wondering, “Who the hell came up with this name?”, lol.

          I’m about to head to bed, but just skimming over it, nothing in particular really stuck out to me though. @Cage_JRPG_Fanatic:disqus has some experience with the series too, so maybe he saw something I missed :p

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

            http://i.imgur.com/BAGd2Ql.jpg

            Oh and I just wanted to point out that you’re probably right about Soul Gunner. It was piloted by Akimi. They probably only pointed this out in the interview because it was featured in SRW GC/XO with Soul Lancer as well, both of which were made by Saijou Heavy Industries.

            Hrm… Well, I guess that’s one thing you could correct then since they also made the Soul Saber FF and GG. It does say ‘prototype’ in the post though, so maybe they will explain what Mogami Heavy Industries is in the game, but I don’t recall that name off the top of my head. Then again, like I said, I’m rather tired right now too, lol.

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

              And for whatever reason it’s not letting me edit the picture in for Soul Gunner (featured with Soul Lancer) from the GC/XO guide book, so here.

              http://i.imgur.com/BAGd2Ql.jpg

      • Chigasumi

        By ‘obscure’ SRW-related game/media I mean something like spin-off games or even manga that would be an unexpected addition.

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

          Ah. Well, I didn’t expect them to throw someone from SRW J into this game, but alright then.

    • Super Build Panther

      Probably what they’re using GC for.

      HOWEVER; given that Panchinko Kaiser is front and center, I would NOT be shocked if they brought X from Great Battle IV (He was Roar’s friend before he fell under the influence of Dark Brain iirc) and they could probably round out the new BF and solve the Emy plot while they’re at it.

      • Chigasumi

        Oh yeah, Great Battle plot ain’t finished yet. It would be nice if Banpresto somehow make a brand new upgrade for G-Compatible Kaiser.

        • Super Build Panther

          Yeah. They’ve still got the Emy plot to end (Roar’s original objective was to find his sister but as his sister’s not in her armor as a spirit like he is…) in addition to Dark Brain being the equivalent of OG Emperor Zuul AKA Space Cockroach.

          The OG Battle Force is also missing its last member (The original Battle Force had 4 members, including Roar. At this point, we’ve got three, including Kouta, Shouko and Michiru.)

  • Renaldi Saputra

    70% complete? wut?
    that’s so fast, but could be another mediocre one, though.

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

      It’s SRW. There’s no telling how long they’ve been working on it. Plus, it’s not like they really take that long to make as it is since they can reuse assets and such.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        well, a far as I know most of SRW title are fanservice-driven game

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

          Fanservice in a sense of giving people delicious mecha designs, sure, lol. Granted, the handful (usually only 3, maaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe 4 if you’re lucky) playable female pilots have a little boing in their animation, SRW OG has generally been a sausage fest and I wouldn’t even really consider it close to being fanservice at all.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            Fanservice doesn’t have to mean “jiggly boobs” or some female services provided in game.

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

              Which is why I started out my statement with:

              Fanservice in a sense of giving people delicious mecha designs, sure, lol.

              I’m not really sure why having good mecha designs is a bad thing though…

              • Renaldi Saputra

                It’s not a bad thing anw

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    • Super Build Panther

      It’s the OG2nd team. They haven’t released anything since Dark Prison and even then, that was only released the way it was because they couldn’t figure out a way to have it in 2nd with messing up with the pacing and routes (and the EX portion already had terrible pacing, worse than the original in fact.)

      They’ve probably been working on this for ages.

    • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

      Dude its the OG team, the other SRW are made by a different group. Even if its the same company they divide their work, so they been working in this title for a couple of years now.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        I see

        • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

          Actually the animation for OG cost a lot and they had troubles doing it since its a mix of detailed 2D sprite and 3D effects kinda like Guilty but harder to apply for nearly hundred robots. That and OG2nd didnt sold that much so they were being cautious, I guess ps3/4 came to mind for accumulate sales.

  • farios

    Wait where the hell is Cybsuter? How could they make a SRW OG without Cybuster in the roster?

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

      Considering the focus here, they probably won’t even encounter Masaki anyway, so Cybuster being absent isn’t really surprising. However, if he does find a way to show up during the plot, that also won’t be surprising since he’s OG’s poster boy and the fans love him, lol.

      • Beldarius

        That, and Masaki’s infamous sense of direction. He’ll just get lost and wind up in the game anyway. XD

    • Tp J

      If you played Masoukishin Final you will know why Masaki is missing. We won’t get to see Masaki until the end of the game or maybe next game.

    • Super Build Panther

      This will be most likely be taking place once the Masoukishin cast starts the events of Part 2. (In 2nd OG, the Secret Techniques were just fanservice and aren’t even obtained yet in canon.)

      Once Part 2 of Lord of Elemental starts, they get stuck as RoEG, Pride of Justice and Coffin of the End all happen back to back within a very small span of time as well.

  • Budgiecat

    Ugh…..its for PS3 too? Way to move forward with technology there, BB Studio -_-

    • bdp

      It’s not like the games are graphical marvel’s anyway.

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

        I know, right? Nobody is sitting here thinking to themselves, “Wow. Will the PS3 really be able to handle this game?”, lol.

  • Von Himmel

    We J now

    • Budgiecat

      still no W

      where’s Kazuma Ardygun and the Valhawk

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b85d4GGdsOk

      • Sven Hil

        We will get the ultimate family soon. I hope…

    • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

      YES!! been waiting for that in fact it was foreshadow in Dark Prison/OG2nd, the inusual readings on the moon.

  • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant
    • Beldarius

      …Welp. That would mean more CDs for me to buy. XD (Already own the soundtracks to OG1 and OG2.)

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/BaoZakeruga BaoZakeruga

    Moon Knights rearrangement incominggggggggggg

  • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant
    • Kobracon

      First 2 pics, now THOSE are some Super Robots!

    • Gadie

      Chesto! Its still possible right?…The Ardygun Family making it to the list *crosses fingers*

      • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

        He is iconic, he will be there

        • Gadie

          Not as an enemy lol

          how do you put spoilers on disqus lol

          • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

            By doing a bunch of space like
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            • Gadie

              so troublesome lol

              • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

                Yeah but users here dont believe it.

  • Chestnut Bowl

    Get hype!

  • Iman Linggar

    where is Festenia? :'(

    also I thought J will be introduced at the end of Alpha saga

    • Zeongundam

      Maybe Festenia is with Calvina.

  • Vfanatic

    I’d be excited if it was being localized. Even then I am already tempered to not care because it probably won’t have Gurren.

    • KGR-RAMR

      It’s probable

      • Vfanatic

        No without a LOT of begging and demanding.

    • Beldarius

      Gurren Lagann, you mean? …I figured the game’s only going to have Banpresto originals and no other franchises, considering it’s titled OG. ._.

  • Yohann Piga

    No ps vita?!

  • Sven Hil

    CALVINA!!! YES!!! Sad that i have to use Touya for even a few missions though since I was thoroughly unimpressed with him. Can’t wait to see the New Zii gadin(pretty sure that was it’s name). For the hell of it, have a moon knight remix.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2io7v8LNUhg

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

      Yeah, honestly… I can’t recall a time where anybody actually praised Touya. Well, fans anyway. He doesn’t really leave a good impression, so I’ll probably just go with Calvina’s route, heh.

      • Super Build Panther

        I didn’t mind late game Touya once he started slipping in and out of knight-mode.

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

          That’s like saying “I didn’t so much mind Kira in Gundam Seed when he was in and out of SEED mode.” He’s still a douche and I still don’t like Touya, lol.

          • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

            Sadly they force us Touya in the super robot. I remember choosing Calvina and Granteed because its rare a woman super pilot. How are the GC dudes? never played that game.

            Still Touya could be bearable in OG I dont know.

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

              Well, I never actually got to play GC/XO because it was 360 exclusive. That was a weird time… I only watched bits and pieces of it and read up on it.

  • Traingham

    Localize this, you lovely people!

  • RagnoSaki

    Localize this & i will buy 5 copies.

  • youngsexynerd

    Coming to PS4 huh? Then we might actually have a legit shot at getting this game! I have always been interested in this series, having a PS4 game would defiantly make me buy it day 1!!!

    • Kobracon

      Flashbacks to ppl saying the same thing about the last OG game on PS3. I’d love it too, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up.

    • BeingPerson

      Well it has been announced to get a english release & even have a trailer for it (saying work in progress) but only the PS4 version. HYPE!

  • Geese Howard

    I don’t mind Banpresto giving us new protagonists each time they introduce a new game, but it would be cool if they used some of the older characters such as the SRX team, Kyosuke, Sengar, etc. A SRW coming to the PS4 sooner than expected, probably testing the hardware and waters.. knowing Banpresto.

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

      SRX team was already in OG2nd though, lol.

      • Geese Howard

        But they were not the chosen protagonists to being with. Instead of making new characters they could use and expand some existing OG characters instead.

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

          You didn’t say anything about protagonists. You just said you wanted them to use some of the older characters and they did in OG2nd. Just wait for OG3rd and you’ll get more of the old crew back, don’t worry.

          They’re probably just testing the waters with this game.

        • Beldarius

          Touya, Calvina and co. actually aren’t new at all. They’re just taking existing characters and ‘upgrading’ them for a PS3/PS4 version. Joshua and Cliana from OG2 were also originally from Super Robot Wars D.

          I really want all the Banpresto originals to show up in new games – that way we’ll get to see their mecha and bgm themes with updated graphics and sound. That’s really the only thing I want from SRW games (alongside voice-acting). XD

  • Kobracon

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cybuster

    The hype is real, especially since I’ve been playing J recently.
    On another note, I’m probably the only person to exist ever that likes Toya.
    >Shrugs.

    • Gadie

      Its just a question of whether you like seeing two bouncy girls or a 60% chance of seeing a bouncy boy.

  • Devito Gandawijaya

    70% complete…..let see this game will be out around april-jun