Super Robot Wars X-Ω Smartphone Game Adds Pop Team Epic Characters

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Smartphone game launched in October 2015

Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed last week that characters from the Pop Team Epic anime will appear in the Super Robot Wars X-Ω smartphone game for a limited-time event.

The 13th episode of the Pop Team Epic anime featured prolific animator Masami Obari in an homage to his works and animation tropes, such as heavily shadowed closeups of faces and mecha heads, the so-called "Brave Perspective" with a character or mecha holding a sword such that the point is closer to the camera, and the "Obari Punch" where a character or mecha is shown in closeup first before pulling out to punch the camera. The video above shows the "Super Pipimi Barimode" mecha in the "Brave Perspective."

Bandai Namco Entertainment released the smartphone game on iOS and Android devices in October 2015. The robot action RPG features a crossover story with a new scenario written just for the game. The game features characters and mecha from more than 50 works, and also features original characters and mecha.

Bandai Namco Entertainment produced the app, Sega Games' Sega Networks Company developed it, and B.B. Studio supervised and wrote the scenarios.

Since launch the game has added characters from such works as Mega Man (Rockman), Crayon Shin-chan, Eureka Seven, Armored Trooper Votoms, Overman King Gainer, UFO Robo Grendizer, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance, Machine Robo: Revenge of Chronos, Mobile Fighter G Gundam, Getter Robo G, The [email protected], Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger (the series adapted into the first season of Saban's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Robot Girls Z, SanMusu ~Girl's Battle Bootlog, Hacka Doll, Panzer World Galient, Galaxy Angel, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, and Shōnen Ashibe GO! GO! Goma-chan.

Sources: Anime! Anime! (Chappurin), Bandai Namco Entertainment YouTube channel

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