The Super Robot Taisen Game With Keroro, Zoids, And Gurren Lagann

By Spencer . April 1, 2013 . 3:10am

imageSuper Robot Taisen: Operation Extend is an interesting twist on the long running mecha mashup series. Namco Bandai made this an episodic game with the first chapter slated for release on PSP this summer.

 

Super Robot Taisen: Operation Extend is based on Super Robot Taisen Neo with a free map system that gives robots 360 degrees of movement instead of the grid maps in the other games. This game uses a mix of 3D models in battle with 2D cut in graphics. Let’s take a look at some of the mechs in the game.

 

Sgt. Frog

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Code Geass

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Gurren Lagann

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Armored Trooper Votoms

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SPT Layzner

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Zoids

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  • XypherCode

    Gurren Lagann! xD This is cool. Might pick this one up. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001059050301 Jermaine Kanhai

      JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM!!!

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        KICK!

        • XypherCode

          Perfect Combustion of Manly Souls Cannonball Attaaaaack!!!

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            I so have to re watch it again!

        • TheBlackgirl123

          this is my reference from Kore zombie desu ka except i added something different.
          Me: Black girl Mystallion KICK!!!!
          Everyone: That’s not a kick XD

      • XypherCode

        Man I miss this series :))

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    They actually added Zoids? Cool! If it’s some of the more basic ones, I’d like to see more Command Wolves.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/playstationunity DXVII

      OH MAN ZOIDS! I need a graphically improved Vita version NAWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!

  • shuratan

    Mind is blown.

  • Canvas

    I wish they would include Fafner and Linebarrels mechs as well

  • Namuro

    Looks good…but 3D SRW games always let me down, they just can’t seem to do the characters justice. From the ones that I’ve played before (on Dreamcast and GC), while the graphic looks all right, the battle animations are just terrible. I mean SRW games are known for the over-the-top-earth-shattering-moon-cracking moves that leaves most people (especially mecha-anime fans) in awe. But as for the 3D ones, most of the attacks just involve the character rushing in a really stiff-looking pose and take a swipe…and that’s it. No mad eva-dashing, acrobatic-jumping, spinning, or any other overly done moves that are present in most of the attacks in the 2D games. At the end of the day, I just skip the battle animations, as they’re pretty much the same and really boring to watch.

    I REALLY do hope that they can get it right with this one. I’m sure they can make some really nice 3D battle animation! I’ll be looking forward to it.

    • LynxAmali

      Have you played Scramble Commander?
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4jrCNQXqR0

      The 3D in that game’s actually pretty good. Then again, they only use it for the Super moves.

      -I mean SRW games are known for the over-the-top-earth-shattering-moon-cracking moves that leaves most people (especially mecha-anime fans) in awe.

      Not….really. Classic never had those. Most of the GBA titles never had those. It wasn’t until you got into Alpha 3/ the DS titles that those became really prominent. I’m glad OG 2nd toned those down and gave them strictly, to characters that earned it in broken status.

      • Namuro

        Actually, I was going to mention that the Scramble Commander series were really good (I even downloaded the trailer ages ago and still watch it sometimes, I love it that much!). But since it’s like a spin off and were done in a different manner, with a more realistic approach, I decided not to compare it.

        As for my quote “over-the-top-earth-shattering-moon-cracking moves”, I was thinking of the newer entries, of course. The classic ones obviously wouldn’t have such sophisticated attack animations, due to limited technology and so on.

        But by the time a 3D SRW like GC came out, there were ones like MX which already adopted a more lengthy and grander attack animations. I thought for sure that they could translate the combat scenes into 3D, which would be really awesome (super moves cut scenes from games like the Narutimate Storm series would be perfect examples of what I wanted the 3D SRW to look like). But when I actually played the game, I could just see how stiff and lifeless the animations were, a lot of move sets like slashing and stabbing are recycled over and over for most of the characters too.

        Though I don’t think I want to give another 3D SRW game a try, I’m still keeping an eye out for future titles like Operation Extend, to see what kind of improvements they can do. I’m hoping that OE will turn out much better than its predecessors.

        • Exkaiser

          But GC is easily one of the best SRWs anyways…

  • Cerzel

    PSP really isn’t the right choice for a 3D SRW. You can already see the aliasing and blurry textures in those screenshots, and how the models look a bit flat in places.
    It looks impressive at first glance, sure, but we all know this means there definitely isn’t going to be any squad system in this one either.
    They should have saved the 3D for a Vita or PS3 game.

    • Iman Linggar

      if you’ve played neo before, the squad system won’t be a problem anymore. because in Neo(hopefully it’ll apply in OE too) you can switch between units(that not deployed at start of the stage) via mothership multiple times without limits…

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

    I don’t think I can properly articulate and describe the sheer amount of awesome that this contains.

    • ShadowDivz

      That makes two of us. Im also surprised that it’s being released on PSP instead of PSVita.

      Edit: DAT GUREN!!!

    • Jungo

      Agreed. These are beautiful animations, and the cast list is just obscene.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Zoids *tears* I missed you

  • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

    Will Keroro get starry eyed when he and his platoon teams up with the likes of Gurann Lagann? Keroro is also kind of a super mecha otaku with his Gunpla hobby…

    • Spirit Macardi

      It’s only so he can study the architecture of the machines in order to properly prepare for invading Pekopon, de arimasu!

      … Or at least that’s what he’d have you believe x3

      • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

        Dunno, likely even with a Gurann Lagann-esque machination built by the Keroro platoon, it’s prolly still no match for Natsumi. >XD

        …. And something tells me Kururu’s immune to Geass. Kukukuku.

  • porkiewpyne

    Keroro? I’m sold. :D

    Ahh if only they would include Zoids from the Genesis series. I liked their designs. Hey, a man can dream, no?

    • LynxAmali

      Genesis is in.

      It’s just not a debut [It debuted in K] nor is it possibly in the first part (hence is why they aren’t showcasing it right now.)

      • porkiewpyne

        Cool. Thanks for clearing that up :)

  • Sergio Briceño

    I’m gonna get it. Because it has the Shield Liger.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Sgt. Frog, Zoids, Gurren Lagann, Code Geass… Good god, the only thing this wonderfulness is missing is Star Driver!

    Though adding Sgt. Frog at all is damn surprising, since it isn’t even a mecha series! Yeah Keroro likes building Gundam models, but that’s the closest the series ever gets to giant robots. Regardless it’ll be great to hear Kumiko Watanabe’s voice in a video game once again, even though she isn’t playing the Child of the Wind in this.

    • s07195

      Keroro actually had manga spinoffs with giant robots, one for a Sengoku period era, and a Pirate period era. And it all started from the 5 combining giant robots in the screenshots! They even had model kits!

      • Spirit Macardi

        Well, regardless I’m glad to see Keroro in this. It’s one of my favorite series, and pretty much the only anime where I prefer the original Japanese to the dub.

        • s07195

          Hope Natsumi in her Gundam-inspired gear will be playable as an SS-sized unit.

  • Göran Isacson

    Now I’m curious as to what Gurren Lagann will think of the Keroro-crew… because those would be the STRANGEST Beastmen Simon will have ever encountered.

  • Phantom R

    Okay I know I’m slow here, but I haven’t heard of this game or series until just now, just tell me one thing, IS THIS GETTING LOCALIZED OR NOT BECAUSE I NEED IT!

    • Brandonmkii

      LOL no.

      • Phantom R

        Yeah, expected so. Did my research too. Series looks amazing.

        • TheBlackgirl123

          are you surprised they made a crossover

  • Derek E Nay

    That’s it… I need to learn japaness. Anyone know a good way to start learning?

  • Aisha Lee

    Now all I need is some Eureka Seven and I’ll be set.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sam.park.587268 Sam Park

    Keroro and Gundam in a Same Game!!! Who is Ready For This?!!!

    • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

      De Arimasu.

  • Neophoton

    Would love to see some Evangelion or Eureka Seven in this. Otherwise, I’m very much hyped for this.

  • IsaacGravity

    Ooh~ Chaotic Century. Officially hyped.

  • GVmanX

    VOTOMS. Layzner. Zoids.

    Just take my money, Banpresto.

  • Warboss Aohd

    but still no Megas…….i am disappoint Humies.

  • TheBlackgirl123

    I have like a lot of reactions
    1: WTF, this is so cool, looks like its a crossover!
    2. Simon kicks ass
    3. Huh, of course Keroro
    and the rest, i don’t really care about GXP

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Please stop leaving petition links like this. If you wish to engage the community in the hows and whys of SRW localization, I am sure folks would be more than willing to share. Active boards where people share their excitement for the world to see should if anything bring more attention.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001059050301 Jermaine Kanhai

    The problem is, is that the SRW community is pretty much divided – and finding them is a hard thing to do. If there were active boards that didn’t close themselves off from the rest of the internet crowd, then I would have focused on them instead of posting here. But okay, I guess the localization movement can’t find its new supporters here.

  • M’iau M’iaut

    SRW threads always get activity on our site. There are also plenty of folks from the industry who regularly visit. They can see what our community wishes and dreams for. With each person giving another reason why.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001059050301 Jermaine Kanhai

    Okay, and where can I find these threads because I can’t find them?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001059050301 Jermaine Kanhai

    I only see articles. You said I couldn’t raise awareness about it on an article. I don’t see any “Active Threads”. If I click message at the top of this page, I go to the “Open Thread”… I have even searched with the terms, but I only find past articles. In other words, where is this active community or forum you speak of?

  • M’iau M’iaut

    There are several links tied to the article above. You can also run a SRW or Super Robot search.

  • M’iau M’iaut

    We don’t do specific separate forums, discussions either happen in news threads or in the OT.

    http://www.siliconera.com/?s=super+robot

    The first page is super robot wars articles from this year alone. There are plenty more after the first page.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001059050301 Jermaine Kanhai

    Okay, so where do we draw the line? How may I as the leader of the localization movement may handle the articles? I am not allowed to spread awareness of it or can it be done in a matter which grants your approval?

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Participate in them, share your interest and discuss the topic. As noted, we have plenty of folks whose interest goes far beyond clicking on an online petition. Give those who are unaware of the series reasons why it is amazing and worth their time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001059050301 Jermaine Kanhai

    That’s quite doable, haha ;). Then I will spread the word of Operation Hotblood by spreading reasons why Super Robot Wars is amazing, if you don’t mind ;)

  • M’iau M’iaut

    If folks wish to search out the site fine. Again, please leave out the links.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001059050301 Jermaine Kanhai

    Links are forbidden, got that. But is the term “Operation Hotblood” forbidden?

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