A Look At Super Robot Taisen OE’s Original Characters And Battle Features

By Sato . June 28, 2013 . 3:00pm

Super Robot Taisen is known for featuring and assortment of guests from various mecha series, including many from the Gundam universe and, as previously reported, from Sgt. Frog, Zoids, and Gurren Lagann, who will be joining the latest game in the series, Super Robot Taisen: Operation Extend.

 

In addition to their many guests, Namco Bandai also introduced their original new mecha and pilots via Famitsu.

 

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Weapon: Waver Gun

 

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This mobile suit was originally created by Super Robot Taisen: Operation Extend protagonist Seishiro’s mother. It features a superior body frame with the ability to perform an emergency evasion maneuver in times of crisis. Its main weapon, the “Waver Gun,” also has an offensive ability that allows Seishuro to perform a maximum power mode.

 

Seishiro Kusaka (Kanji reading for surname subject to change)

 

Seishirou is a lively 22-year-old young man. He is talented in both literary and military arts, but he’s also puts a lot of effort into what he does, regardless of whether he is noticed for it or not. He has followed in the footsteps of his father and decided to learn the ways of the sword, which has taught him to be strict on himself while being generous to those around him. However, he can be a little too serious at times.

 

Himari Yaegaki

 

 

Himari is an 18-year-old girl who knows how to handle her studies just as well as sports. She can be a bit of an airhead at times, but her pleasant personality always brings joy to those around her. She’s usually a positive person and always means to do good, but it is said that she can lack wariness at times.

 

Moving along, here’s a look at three featured combat systems in Super Robot Taisen: Operation Extend.

 

System 1: Knock Back Attack

 

While attacking with a weapon that has a “Knock Back” effect, it will be possible to push enemies from their position on the map. In addition to knocking them off platforms, you can also push them into objects and other units for extra damage. It is a useful feature, as there’s not much enemies can do to defend themselves against Knock Back attacks.

 

System 2: High-Angled Shot

 

 

In Super Robot Taisen: Operation Extend, you won’t be able to attack enemies if there are objects that get in between allies and foes. Using a High-Angled Shot will allow you to hit these targets regardless of what’s in the way. If the enemy does not have a weapon with a High-Angled Shot ability, you won’t have to worry about taking any hits from counterattacks either.

 

System 3: Breakthrough Attack

 

 

The Breakthrough Attack is a special attack that allows you to attack all enemies on the route you travel. Similar to the Map Attack feature in past installments, this will let you hit multiple enemies at once. This attack will especially be useful when you’re rushing into a crowd of enemies.

 

We previously reported that Super Robot Taisen: Operation Extend will be a little different, as it will be available to download in eight parts. By purchasing the game via download card, you’ll have access to the Real PG (Perfect-Grade) Gundam, piloted by Sergeant Keroro!

 

Super Robot Taisen: Operation Extend is slated for release this Summer for PSP.


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  • Derek E Nay

    When you said Orginal, I thought you meant the orginal orginal characters of the first OG that came to the America GBA :P … Sorry, I miss Lamia :(

    • MrTyrant

      You had Lamia in SRW A, A remake. OG saga and the second OG for ps3 and lastly an expy Lamia with double personality for Endless Frontier. I say there is too much Lamia for my taste already.

      • Derek E Nay

        I played Endless Frontier though never beated it, but I didn’t know Lamia was in it. Had to do some research and found out about the connection between her and Aschen. Thanks ^.^

        • MrTyrant

          “Expy” means someone who is based of another character from another story, exported character. With this I mean that Aschen is the expy Lamia.

          Story-wise. Aschen and Lamia are sisters, you get to know this in Endless Frontier Exceed where Axel appear in that game as playable character.

  • Spirit Macardi

    The presence of Keroro alone makes me want this. Gurren Lagann and Code Geass are icing on the cake.

    Hearing Kumiko Watanabe’s voice in a videogame again will be wonderful, even though she isn’t quite playing the one role I hope she’d return to.

    • Carabutifarra

      You can play SD Gundam G Generation saga or Gundam vs Gundam Next+ or Gundam Extreme VS./Full Boost or Tales of Vesperia to listen again Kumiko “goddess” Watanabe.

      • Spirit Macardi

        Yeah, but more and more I feel like I may never hear her shout “Wahoo” again…

  • Lynx

    You actually PG either way. I’m assuming it’s more of an immediate unlock, similar to the Zeta White Unicorn Custom worked in ACE R. Preorder it, get it immediately. In this case, it being by it as a bundle, get it as soon as he joins.

    • Mr_SP

      Do you? Do you have confirmation? I’ve seen the Gundam piloted by Amuro, but I haven’t heard of that, before.

      • Lynx

        Ok. maybe that was wrong.

        Just looked it up again.

  • Jungo

    The original mech in this one looks pretty cool! I’m actually pretty happy with it, and the new mechanics look fun and good for a free-positioning system.

  • Warboss Aohd

    ……dey gave da Sarge a Gundam? he must have been ecstatic. Also, sadly no Coop an’ Megas.

  • VenerableSage

    If there’s one thing that’s bugged me recently with the SRW series and the Banpresto Originals, it’s how the main protagonists keep veering closer and closer to the “Sue/Stu” marker with each successive game. “Oh, yeah, my mom’s this amazing scientist who built me a unique mech that only I can pilot, that has a super dodge, and an experimental prototype superweapon in it!”

    Sure, it’s fair in the main crossover games, otherwise you’d have trouble matching the power of something out of Gurren Lagann (for example)… But, if those units transition into the OGverse, they instantly add to the already bloated number of pilot and unit combinations that are locked to their “super duper special” mech. (Though, to be fair, it’s been happening in the OGverse too… *points to Ing*)

    Soon, one of the key factors that made the OG games special (the ability to dump most pilots into whatever mech you wanted to (with the obvious exceptions)) is going to be completely useless since there won’t be enough worthwhile options to care or most of your cast will be unable to do so anyway. (You could argue that it’s already happening, along with a similar problem with equipped weaponry as of 2nd OG.)

    Maybe it’s a non-issue though, what with 3rd OG being the speculated “end” of that block of titles and thus OE’s Originals won’t add to the problem anyway. *shrugs*

    • Lynx

      Gotta wonder what games you’ve been playing. The only characters that have ever been locked into specific mechs are those who’s stories require it. Hugo and Aqua for instance had the training to manage the TE Engine. Rim and Joshua had exposure to Sympathia which was used for the main source for D units as it was a means to counteract the Ruina, etc.

      Also; that’s not really what a sue is. A sue is absolutely perfect, no matter what and can do no wrong. They also have no internal conflict either. Just because they’re the only one that can pilot a machine does not make them a sue. See Ibis, Sleigh and Tsugumi for instance.

      • MrTyrant

        Story wise anyone could use the Hyperion but only Ibis would use it because she was trained there, she knows how to and it’s better that way.

    • Mr_SP

      Isn’t that sort of backstory relatively common to mecha anime? Also, I believe there’s two Exerts – one for each of them. Look at the first of Seishiro’s screenshots to see what I mean.

    • MrTyrant

      Rand Travis from SRW Z doesn’t have “parents” and he is mechanic, a little rude but with a good heart. He doesn’t act in the way you said. The same goes for Crow in SRW Z2, he is an ex-mercenary who has to pay an excesive debt and work for the good guys because they pay him well while protecting people at the same time.

      Those are also one of the latest SRW. They weren’t sues in my book.

    • Sardorim

      Crowe’s father for z2.2 wasn’t special at all other than leaving a ton of debt for Crowe while for Esther… Her entire family was killed by the unit Crowe was a part of to clean up witnesses. The only reason she lived is because Crowe pitied her sad fate and abandoned his unit to spirit her away. Course as is SRW fashion they meet again years later with her ending up as his main love interest.

  • Asuna Ilano

    “mobile suit”? so does that mean that londo bell developed that unit? like the Ixbrau/exbrau in Another Century’s Episode 3 the final.

  • Sardorim

    Gonna pass, the art style isn’t working for me and I hate the game being sold as episodes instead of a complete SRW game package from start to finish.

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