How Level-5’s Little Battlers Strategy RPG Works

By Sunjun . August 6, 2013 . 4:12pm

036 The Little Battlers Wars is a strategy RPG take on Level-5’s The Little Battlers RPG series.


The Nintendo 3DS game takes the original premise of fighting with miniature mechs and places it in a battlefield where LBX players compete in teams.


The story takes place in Kamui Daimon United Academy, a prestigious school built for LBX players. Underneath the school is a battlefield ten kilometers in diameter called Second World, where battles between LBXes unfold. You play as a new transfer student in this school and can interact with the heroes of the anime, Arata and Hikaru.


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In the second world, you maneuver a team of LBXes by drawing lines on the touch screen. When you make contact with an enemy on the map, the game will switch to a battle screen that should be familiar to fans of The Little Battlers.

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Just like in the mainline games, your LBXes can fight with eight different weapons: the sword/rapier, lance/naginata, hammer, one-handed gun, two-handed gun, dagger/knuckle, bazooka/missile, and arm weapon.

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The Little Battlers Wars is scheduled to be released on September 26 for the Nintendo 3DS.


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  • Anna Scruton

    This game looks like so much fun!

  • Tom_Phoenix

    So it’s kind of like Ogre Battle, except the individual battles are in real-time. Interesting.

  • ronin4life

    But… what about if you split your forces? Are battles in real-time as other activities continue on the strategy map? Can you leave LBX to battle while guiding the rest of your forces in the strategy map> How many LBX at maximum participate in any given battle?


  • Bigabu Beaze

    Awesome! Did they show the box art for the game yet? This game should come out in English! Along with Medabots DUAL!

    • Will Jay

      They had a poll to decide the game’s boxart, though they haven’t announced the winner.

      • Damn they’re all pretty stylish, although I guess 3 works best for the “Wars” part.

        • Bigabu Beaze

          I like number 2. Nothing sweeter than a mech in a maintenance hanger.

  • Ferofax

    Another game we don’t have. :(

    Come on already, Level-5. I’m itching for a Custom Robo-esque game, and you have one on Little Battlers!

  • Played the Vita version Little Battlers W and hated it. Just not a good game. The gameplay mechanics were weak and all the just with customisation just annoying. Wouldn’t have thought that I would like anything from the series again.

    But yeah, this looks kinda interesting. Would love to play the game, some more strategy in my 3DS library is always a good thing.

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