It’s hard to not have fond memories within the 30 years of Super Robot Wars if you’re any kind of mecha fan. After all, the series has featured all manner of mecha guests, not even limiting itself to the Super Robot genre.
We asked Super Robot Wars series Produce Takanobu Terada as well as Super Robot Wars 30 Producer Shohei Mogami about all things Super Robot Wars, as well as some of the bold new steps taken by Super Robot Wars 30 – the latest entry in the game series.
These include questions about its new features- such as branching routes, as well as how they’d affect some of the more beloved parts of the game, including the hunting down of secret characters to recruit into your team of iconic giant robot pilots.
It should be noted that the interview was conducted via email, with no indication as to whether Terada or Mogami specifically had answered the questions, so all answers should be assumed as a joint statement from the two.
What’s the team’s opinion on the route branching in the game? Some players might have been worried about missing out recruitable characters
If you eliminate the route branching, the story may not develop well, and the story may become too long. Also, when you play a second round of the game, the story ends up going the same way, so I think route branching is necessary to add a little variety in game’s story. In the past, there have been Super Robot Wars without route branching, but we have received feedback that the storyline is the same and boring.
Could you talk about why Super Robot Wars 30 is introducing Auto-Battle?
Because playing Super Robot Wars takes a lot of time and effort. To make it possible for users who don’t have much time to play to play as much as possible. AUTO Battle has been introduced. In situations where the allies have the upper hand (when the enemy is weak), the You can use AUTO Battle and do other things during that time.
Also, I want to play Super Robot Wars, but I’m too tired to control it. You can also use AUTO BATTLE if you find it troublesome. In addition, you can use AUTO If you don’t use battles at all, there is no problem.
It looks like the new mission structure is more open, instead of being linear. how will that affect things like recruiting secret characters?
It may affect the availability of secret characters.
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We also took some time to ask some burning questions about the the Super Robot Wars series. Over the years, the series has become a poster child of the pro-localization movement- with many fans wanting the older games to be officially translated. While the team didn’t exactly confirm they were in development, it’s nice to know that they’re aware of the demand.
A lot of fans are clamoring for English translations of older RW games. Any chance we could see those as part of the anniversary?
Currently, there are no plans to release the past Super Robot Wars in English translation. However, we are aware of such requests existing at certain amount.
Super Robot Wars is basically like the Oscars of mecha anime- its a badge of honor to have your series in SRW. Can you talk about what the selection criteria is like?
The first criteria is that the anime must have a robot or something close to a robot and have battle elements. In addition, the robot animation to be put out for Super Robot Wars is decided through meetings that consider the results of user surveys, the development of the original robot animation, and the development of related products.
Super Robot Wars takes a lot of creative liberties, making big changes to characters’ story (like Shinji from Eva). Do the creators of the series have problems/get involved with that?
In Super Robot Wars, there are many characters from robot animations, and characters that would not normally meet each other interact and influence each other in the game.
As a result, the storyline may change from the original storyline, but we try not to spoil the image of the original storyline and try to create a storyline that will satisfy the fans. This is quite a difficult task since we are doing something that would not have been possible in the original robot animation.
For the super attacks etc, do you re-record the lines for the game or use their original recordings? Could we possibly see English dubs of these lines?
The voices used in the battle animation of Super Robot Wars is for the game, They’re re-recorded.
There was a lot they couldn’t talk about- such as potential other mecha picks (which makes sense considering more mecha are coming via DLC) – but it was a fun peek into the heads of the minds behind Super Robot Wars.