Check These Super Robot Taisen HD Remake And The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z Screens

By Spencer . January 7, 2014 . 12:24am


Namco Bandai is remaking the very first Super Robot Taisen game for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. The HD remake is a bonus along with first print copies of The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z. On April 24, the remake will be available separately as a 1,204 yen download ($11.50) on PlayStation Network.


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Originally released for Game Boy, Super Robot Taisen has mecha from Mazinger Z, Getter Robo G, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Great Mazinger, the original Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack, Getter Robo, Z Gundam, and Gundam F91.


Here’s a look at The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z which comes out on April 10 for PlayStation 3.


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  • Adinz

    I don’t get it why they don’t use latest sprites with full animation for this HD remake. :/

    • Dark Zerato

      Then the game would cost more than $11.

      • Adinz

        makes sense

      • KnifeAndFork

        Exactly. This was an intentionally low budget remake as a sort of thank you to the long supporting fans.

    • I think its an HD Remaster more than a Remake…if that’s the case then everything gonna be ththe same. People seem to forget Remaster and Remake are too different things.

      • Tom_Phoenix

        While that is true (and people mistaking remasters for remakes is a pet peeve of mine), this is definitely a remake. There is no way they could have reused the original Game Boy sprites for this project.

        Besides, considering the small cast and the fact that the sprites are static images, it probably didn’t take long to create this game from scratch.

        • Then you and I would make good friends, cause its a pet peeve of mine as well as you can see in my other comment.

          I think in that case ppl can (kinda) complain more…I just hate it when ppl complain over remasters not adding stuff when the whole point is just shinier resolution.

          • KnifeAndFork

            This is a remake. They had to do everything over from scratch; recode etc

          • >replied 2 days later.
            I know now

    • It would be desperately missing the point. A huge point of the charm of the game was/is the fact that the robots are tiny, silly little chibi versions of themselves, firing adorable Getter Beams and whatnot at each other.

      Remember, SRT 1 is nothing like any other game in the series. It doesn’t even have pilots, the robots are all sort of sentient like transformers. It’s the very definition of a “goofy super-deformed story”.

      EDIT: This counts for the animation, too. The early SRT games are notorious for their lack of animation, but at this point it’s so famous that it’s kind of a charm point. SRT1 with flowing, fluid animation would be… *deeply weird* to a lot of Japanese gamers, trust me. It’d be like applying a huge visual budget to… Zork, you know? You could, sure, but you’re kinda missing the point in the process.

      • KnifeAndFork

        Sorry but I think you’re pulling a whole lot of baseless assumptions here…

    • César H. Sandoval

      Nostalgia factor, also too much work.

  • s07195

    Wait… the screenshots are mostly from the trailer… *facepalm*
    And I went over all of them too… orz

    • Lol Exposed

    • Mugen555

      Not really, the trailer didn’t have Valkyrie Assault Knife and Eva Gatling gun

  • Arcade Bumstead


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  • Tom_Phoenix

    What I’m wondering is in what format will SRW HD be included as a first print bonus? Will it just be a download code or will it actually come on the disc itself?

    As much as I would love the latter, it is most likely the former, especially since that is how they handled Dark Prison.

  • That’s an interesting way of doing the first SRT. It’ll look interesting while still preserving the fact that it wasn’t animated. And it’s using a lot of the super-classic “box style” chibi art for maximum identifiability. :3

    On that note, it’s surprising to see just how “non-SD” the sprites are getting outside of the Masou Kishin games (which always had full-size, properly proportioned sprites as their visual gimmick). It’s still technically there, but it’s not nearly so prominent as it used to be, even in previous Z titles. The Vajra and Gundam 00 in particular look almost properly proportioned!

    Which is to say, I approve. :3

    • Brion Valkerion

      00 Has a weird top heavy proportion anyway, it translates nicely into chibi.

  • fairysun

    Woahhh !! Sousuke Sagara !!

    That release date …. is that Japan only?

    • DaiRaiOh

      It’s SRW, so yeah, obviously it’s Japan only

      • Ramón Navas

        Yeah… sadly

        • DaiRaiOh

          *shrugs* Not like the game isn’t extremely playable, regardless of how much one knows japanese anyway

    • Masa

      He’s been in the games before. :)

    • Kevin Schwarz

      It’s import time!

    • Sardorim

      Setsuko should be great friends with Heero, Setsuna, and Chirico I hope.

  • Yan Zhao

    Bring back Rom Still and Machine Robo!!!

  • THE FIRST GAME IN THE SERIES! THAT could be the ticket for introducing new players, maybe. Heck, it could even be the way to do an easy localiztion, given that only 3 franchises are in that game!

    Indeed! The Holy Trinity of Super Robot Wars: Mazinger Z, Getter Robo and Mobile Suit Gundam! Wishful thinking, I know. But… having only these three can make the licensing cost a lot easier to cover. In fact, this would even make other past and future titles also easier to cover with the Holy Trinity covered first!

  • Sardorim

    Esther Elhas better get her Upgrade in this or Z3.2!

    • Mike

      If she even returns at all, I’d expect her as a sub-pilot for Re:Brasta.

      • Lynx


        Disgusting. They hinted at Esther getting an upgrade anyway.

        Its also Librasta, not Re. Li as in Libra.

        • Sardorim

          Indeed. Her being a DM and the only Human to ever be reverted back is huge. Her stats also rose when she returned and her Brasta Es got stronger as well as more room for ammo. Not to mention Esther’s doubts of her even being herself or human anymore and the such. Crowe at least talked her out of being sad/depressed but the point stands that Excellen had the same crisis as well in the OG verse.

          It would be a shame if this all wasn’t setting up for her to get an Upgrade in the future that’s a DMified Brasta Es. After all, her words are nearly the same as Excellen’s and we all know she got an Enistified Wiess and in the rebooted OG series on the consoles she even keeps her upgrade.

          No way all of this is just a coincidence. Hell, Esther may even end up being a surprise Sphere Holder that just hasn’t awoken to her sphere yet.

      • Sardorim

        Why wouldn’t she return? She was the duo-Main character of Z2.2 and got a lot of screentime in Z2.1 despite her only being a supporting cast member at that time. Not to mention that she has residue DM stuff from her time as a DM and she’s the only well known case of a person, after a prolonged period, being returned to Human from being a DM. That along required tapping into Origin Law and two Spheres.

        Crowe is returning no matter what as he, like Setsuko/Rand/Asakim, are Sphere holders. Since Esther is still working with Crowe at the end of Z2.2 and she still pilots as well as following him around because she’s in love with him there’s no way she wont appear again.

        If anything her and the Brasta Es may even appear before the other previous Original Main Characters since her mecha is perfect for the early game as it isn’t too powerful or anything.

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