Bandai Namco announces Asian English versions of Gundam Breaker 3 and SRWOG: The Moon Dwellers
Bandai Namco has been doing God’s Work lately as the company announced English localizations for two highly-anticipated Japanese titles: Gundam Breaker 3, and Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Moon Dwellers.
The announcement comes on the heels of the successful localization efforts of Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, which triggered a renewed interest within the company to release more of their titles in English in South East Asia, including the Philippines. Among the games that recently got a translation for SEA (and in effect, the West) included games such as Sword Art Online: Lost Song (whose Game Developer edition included a port of Hollow Fragment, retitled Sword Art Online: Re:Hollow Fragment), Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth, God Eater Resurrection and Gundam Extreme VS Force.
Gundam Breaker 3 is the third entry in the Gundam Breaker game series where players get to build their mecha of choice using various Gundam plastic model parts earned in the game. The game is highly influenced by the “kitbashing” aspect of the Gunpla scene, where Gunpla fans mix and match various parts of different kits to create unique mobile suits. This game’s iteration will have a story mode reminiscent of the Gundam Build Fighters anime series where a world with Gunpla Battles takes place. The game will also include most Gunpla models that Bandai has released, including the SDs. The game is set to be released in Japan on March 3rd with a free DLC for Gundam Barbatos’ parts. The Asian English release will be released on April 28th. Both Japanese and Asian English versions are available for the Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita systems. You can see the latest PV for the game below:
Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Moon Dwellers is the first offering in the Super Robot Wars series’ 25th anniversary, and will revisit the events of the past Original Generation games through the eyes of SRWJ protagonist Touya Shiun. The game is currently in development and is slated to be released later in 2016 for both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Japan. The Asian English version will be limited to the PlayStation 4 version only. According to the Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia Facebook page, this is the first time that a SRW title has been released in English, effectively retconning the Super Robot Wars Original Generation 1 and 2 Game Boy Advance games done by Atlus. Though it’s possible that the retcon really started with the PS2 remake of the said GBA titles. You can view the teaser trailer in English below:
Here’s hoping that Bandai Namco continues to make good on these localization efforts by bringing in a few more of their other games, like say Kamen Rider Battride War, Summon Night 6, or even SD Gundam G-Generation Genesis.