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Iron Ox Hondam avatar 5:20 PM on 02.28.2013  (server time)
Super Robot Wars has me jealous of Japan

I had found out about the release of Super Robot Wars Original Generations 2 and the announcement of Super Robot Wars UX in March. The problem is though, THEY'RE ONLY AVAILABLE IN JAPAN! I thought to myself "I can understand UX not coming over due to all the licencing issues with the respective creators, but what reason would they deny us Original Generations 2? It's nothing but OC's." I was utterly baffled, it was like the OG Gaiden incident all over again.

But I'm getting ahead of myself without explanation. Super Robot Wars is a series of strategic RPG's by Banpresto (currently owned by Namco Bandai) that originally a crossover series between various mecha anime, most prominently Mazinger Z, Getter Robo and Mobile Suit Gundam. However, over time Banpresto came to the brilliant idea "Hey we have a lot of original characters, why not make a specific SRW series for them?" thus, the OG continuity came to be.

Recently, a new OG game was released, but like OG Gaiden, was not brought to the US. I was mad because due to licensing issues, a regular SRW game could never come to the US, but the first two OG games could be here without problems. Same with it's spin-off Endless Frontier. So why not bring the new one here?

I was also tossed into fanboy mode when I saw what series would be included in UX. The game includes some very unexpected and (mostly{looking at you Gundam SEED Destiny}) very awsome series, including:
Deus Machina Demonbane
Wings of Rean
Aura Battler Dunbine
Ninja Robot Tobikage
Mobile Suit Gundam 00: A Wakening Of The Trailblazer
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny (uuuuuuuugh SEED Destiny)
SD Gundam Sangokuden: Brave Battle Warriors
Virtual-On Fei Yen HD (not really a series, actually an official figure based off fan art)
Linebarrels of Iron (manga version)
Dancouga Nova
and Mazinkaiser SKL

It's because of this that I feel left out. I obviously don't have the money to import it.It's even more infuriating that i'd have to get a japanese 3DS to play UX. I feel that as incentive, they should give western fans of the series a localized version of a regular Super Robot Wars. One that has not just the holy trinity(see Mazinger, Getter, and Gundam above) but also Gurren Lagann, Gaogaigar, Gunbuster and Voltron. It's probably just me being a fanboy, but I'd like to know if I'm the only one here who thinks this.

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