By Ryan Tyner / June 8th, 2013
NOTE: This article is from the oprainfall campaign hub, written by an independent campaign, and hosted on the oprainfall website. The opinions herein may not represent the opinions of the oprainfall website.
Gamers all around the world hunger for games that are full of wonder and rich in awesomeness. We at Operation Hotblood are fighting for the localizations of such games, in particular the Super Robot Wars Original Generation games.
The Super Robot Wars Original Generation (SRWOG) franchise is a spin-off series of the Super Robot Wars series whose games are famous for featuring numerous licensed giant robot anime series such as Mobile Suit Gundam, Mazinger Z, Getter Robo, Neon Genesis Evangelion and Gurren Lagann. Because most traditional SRW games contain series that are the intellectual property of many anime studios and companies, it would be very expensive and virtually impossible for a traditional SRW game to be localized and brought to the west.
However, SRWOG games are exempt from containing intellectual property from anime studios as all the giant robots, characters, music, locations and story are originally created by Banpresto. SRWOG games are mainly turn-based tactical role-playing games (SRPGs) where you get to control an army of giant robots. Each robot is piloted by a unique character who is part of a epic and well-driven story that is full of surprises and plot developments. Both the giant robots as well as the pilots are very diverse; meaning there’ll definitely be a giant robot and pilot that will appeal to your individual tastes.
Some games of the Super Robot Wars Original Generation franchise did get localized actually. The first two titles, OG1 and OG2, got released in North America for the Game Boy Advance back in 2006. Unfortunately, despite their high-quality, they sold poorly due to the lack of advertising and to the fact that they were released when the handheld was at the end of its life cycle.
We at Operation Hotblood are currently fighting for the localizations of 2nd Super Robot Wars Original Generation for the PlayStation 3 and the upcoming Masou Kishin 3: Pride of Justice which is getting a multi-platform release on both PlayStation 3 and Vita. However, we’re also fighting for the localizations of future SRWOG titles. Operation Hotblood is convinced that there is a market for these kind of games – games that are loaded with hot-blooded action, colorful characters, intriguing stories, addictive strategic gameplay and giant robots that will never cease to amaze you with their badassery.
What are you waiting for? – please support us by ‘liking’ our Facebook page and signing this petition. We also can be contacted on Twitter and Tumblr. Together, we will let our voices be heard and show Namco Bandai that we want these games in the West!
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