While Bandai Namco made a grand reveal of Super Robot Wars 30 at the series’ 30th-anniversary stream, long-time fans of the series may have noticed a total lack of a new Super Robot Wars: Original Generation game that would be usually reserved for major anniversary milestones. At the end of the stream’s game information segment, the Super Robot Wars series producer Takanobu Terada revealed that there are no plans to release a new SRW OG game in the immediate future.
As quoted by Famitsu, Terada confirmed that he is currently creating plots for a new Original Generation game. However, due to constraints on game development caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Bandai Namco ordered his team to focus on Super Robot Wars 30 and the SRW DD mobile game. Development for the new OG game is not expected to begin until the team has completed its work on SRW 30.
The Super Robot Wars: Original Generation series are technically the only SRW titles that can receive Western releases, due to the lack of licensing issues that would have been present in the mainline titles. Atlus handled English releases of the two Original Generation games on Game Boy Advance in 2006 and the Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier spin-off on Nintendo DS in 2009.
The latest OG game released to date is Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers, released for PlayStation 3 and 4 in 2016 to mark the series’ 25th anniversary. While Bandai Namco also released an English version of The Moon Dwellers, it was only available officially in Southeast Asia.
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