Will Danball Senki Be Level 5’s Pokemon?

By Spencer . October 5, 2009 . 12:48pm

image Danball Senki has mecha, collecting, and it’s a RPG. Level 5’s upcoming game all of the ingredients to be a major hit in Japan. It even has a Pokemon vibe.


In the distant future cardboard boxes magically fly into trucks and kids play with Little Battle Experience (abbreviated as LBX) robots. One of these toys given to Ban also holds the fate of the world. A woman hands the plucky teenager the device which Ban customizes into the knightly looking Achilles V. Players can further modify their LBXs by equipping different parts. I totally expect Level 5 to hide a White Knight Chronicles costume in the game.


Similar to Pokemon, Mega Man EXE, and other titles in the game within a game genre you battle other LBXes, but not in elaborate stadiums. Cardboard boxes acts arenas, which explains the title. This trailer has an example of what battles are like, but it’s unclear if all of the action is turn based or real time.



Danball Senki is slated to come out on mobile phones via Level 5’s Roid platform this year. Next year it hits the PSP.

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  • Simon

    LOL i dunno why but watching the trailer makes me laugh… but not that i am making fun of it.. just the similarities it shares with other old stuff like digimon, or metabots of wahtever

  • geosaferi

    So this is what it would be like if Angelic Layer had a game. The similarities are too great, just the robots aren’t lolis.

    I want this.

    • darkonezero

      There is an Angelic Layer game, its for the GBA…..

      • geosaferi

        Then I’m out of the loop, I only saw that show a few months ago.

  • lostinblue

    If it was on DS it would have a bigger chance of turning into the next pokémon than if it was on PSP.

    To be honest, I think Inazuma Eleven is Level-5’s Pokémon.

  • thebanditking

    This looks fantastic, hopefully someone will see fit to bring this over. Though I must say I am glad they picked the PSP as the main platform because the loss in overall presentation would hurt the games appeal, at least for me. The DS’s limited cart, usually leads to ultra blocky video, compressed sound effects not to mention all 3D DS games look nearly identical meaning they all use the same visiual style as the FF remakes. The DS is better suited to 2D games and while that would be fine for the overworld/town lelment in this game the battles would have to limited or isometric in their presentation

    • This looks like the kind of game Atlus would be interested in.

  • ECM

    It looks like Gotcha Force, which didn’t exactly set the world on fire. (Fantastic game, btw.)

    Also: Siliconera is a bit late on this, no? You losin’ your mojo, Spencer?

  • “Danball?” Really guys? You should know better.

  • eliel

    i hope its real time but i have the feeling its gona be Turn based but either way i still support this tittle hope to c in the U.S.

  • I’ve been looking forward to this game ever since it was announced like a year ago. I wish there was more info on the game, and I really hope it gets released outside of Japan.

  • I like the main character’s hair.

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