The Little Battlers W Trailer Is Drowning In Mechs

By Ishaan . July 2, 2012 . 11:01am

Level 5 and Tri-Ace are working on a sequel to The Little Battlers eXperience for PSP, titled The Little Battlers W. The new game has two protagonists—Ban Yamano who returns from the first title, and newcomer Hiro Ozara. Level 5 recently released a trailer for the sequel, which you can watch below:



The Little Battlers W adds new features like Super LBX machines. These are formed by combining three other LBX machines together.


The Little Battlers W will be released for both PSP and PlayStation Vita on September 27th. Prior to that, Level 5 will release a newly updated version of the first game, The Little Battlers: Explosive Boost, for the Nintendo 3DS on July 5th.

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  • kupomogli

    I’ll buy both games if they’re localized(3DS remake and PSVita sequel.)  I love the PSP, but we all know hoping for a PSP localization of pretty much any game is a lost cost at this point.

  • Never played this series. But if the 3DS comes here I’ll get it. And the sequel comes on Vita I’ll get it too. Looks pretty fun actually. It has Level-5’s beautiful art and mechs. Reminds me a bit of Custom Robo (which totally needs a new game, it’s a Ninty property isn’t it? So make it for the WiiU!)

  • Onizuka Gio Hikari

    I really love this series I hope they give it to the US….

  • Code

    Like everyone else said, definitely will grab it if it gets localized >w<; I have to admit 3DS kind of is moving into rough territory for just how many great games there are out in Japan, that aren’t out here yet, and have less then sure odds of leaving Japan. It’s definitely going to be a system that gives me pangs of disappointment that it’s regionally locked T___T;;

    • Godmars

      Blame COD’s popularity, though that really shouldn’t even be a concern with JP game makers.

      Probably better to look at shift from home consoles to handhelds in Japan versus the rise of HD systems in the West, which featured tons of redundant attention to resource heavy graphics which came at higher costs. JP devs – Western ones for that matter – just weren’t ready for the change, retreated to handhelds and haven’t looked back. Haven’t really needed to since their home market moved with them.

      • Code

        Mmm, not quiet sure what your saying there. But generally I get the fact that in the west, that Japanese style games aren’t bringing in comparably large sales, that the idea of localizing Japanese games is starting to ultimately decrease, which likely is a factor as to why so many Japanese titles for the 3DS are going largely unpublished. And the fact is portables are bigger sellers in Japan as a whole compared to North America means a discrepancy between the two markets.

  • xavier axol

    Wait!! so there’s two versions, psp AND vita!!. does that mean that the vita version has touch screen, sixaxis motion, and the use of the right analog stick!! in the game!?

    • Godmars

      Doesn’t the 3DS have a tilt monitor/Sixaxis as well?

      Really, pretty sure the only difference, control-wise anyway, between them is the extra analog and back touch screen.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Probably not. They likely used the right analog, but making a Vita version of a PSP title probably doesn’t mean they included a bunch of Vita specific uses.

  • eliel

    trailer looks neat, so this is a updated version of the 1st game… been w8in to play the original since it was announced hoping this comes the US (at least digital download) ;)

    • No, this is the sequel to the first game that was released on PSP, and 3DS.

    • LynxAmali

       That’s Boost and the 3DS game.

      This is an actual sequel.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I’m still confident that the 3DS release of the first game has a chance at localization with the anime and toys coming next year, but I might end up importing this. I’ve wanted to play LBX since it was announced in ’08, so I’ll jump the gun on this one and just keep hoping that we see the 3DS version of the first.

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