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Nintendo News | DS Exclusive RPG: Monolith x Banpresto

It has been revealed that Nintendo's Monolithsoft will be working with Bandai Namco-owned Banpresto to bring an exclusive new traditional RPG to the Nintendo DS in Spring 2008 that has random encounters. Thanks to a translation of Famitsu's information from duckroll of NeoGAF, it has been revealed that Infinite Frontier Super Robot Wars OG Saga will be an RPG spin-off only for DS developed by Terada-san of Banpresto, who is most infamous for the Super Robot Wars franchise, and produced by Koji Ishitani of Monolithsoft (who produced the Namco x Capcom PS2 RPG previously). As for the game's director, this will be Soichiro Morizumi, who was behind some of the older Super Robot Wars titles, as well as Namco x Capcom.

The game has been confirmed as having an action based battle system that caters for four-character parties. Players must hit a button repeatedly based on timing to score multiple attacks and combination moves, which sounds similar to the approach taken in Paper Mario.

Check out the first three scans below:

Stay tuned for further updates...

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My first thought watching the first scan was: Banbreasto.


Hey, why don't they do this cool looking RPG on Wii? Just why?
I like to play RPGs on the big screen sitting comfortably and having fun instead sitting crouched over 2" of LCD...

I find your lack of faith disturbing!

This should be good since technically, they're now first party so Nintendo should be helping with the game right?

We might actually see this in the UK, or at least in America so we can import it.

Banpresto does two Super Robot Wars (Taisen in the west). There's the standard which has Gundams, Mazinger Z and many other mecha from popular Japanese anime and manga. In Japan, all of these IPs are owned by one company so its easy for Namco to get the rights to use them in the game, sadly the rights have been spread over many companies in the West so securing usage and distribution rights over here is nigh on impossible. To that end Namco created Super Robot Wars (Taisen) OG (Original Generation), its the same game but it is populated entirely by a cast created by Namco. Because Namco own the IP they don't need to get the rights to release it outside of Japan so we are blessed enough to get our hands on an English translation.

The only two Original Generation games available in the West are on the GBA, so see if your local import site has them (DVDboxoffice still does) and grab the pair, quite simply they are the best mecha strategy title on any console and one of the best turn based strategy games ever released in the West, it absolutely kicks the shit out of Fire Emblem and gives Final Fantasy Tactics and Advance Wars a good fight.

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Woah, this game looks awesome, Mechs and boobies! I never played any of the Super Robot Wars but I have heard great things.

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