SRW games are released almost like clockwork with at least 1 title a year.  It’s almost like the FIFA of Strategy RPGs, it gets an update every year and still everyone buys it, despite being pretty much the same as before. Nobody complains about the annual FIFA game, and it’s the same for SRW.
And so, with the hype surrounding Super robot wars Z dying down and having given gamers enough time to complete it (several times over if you’re that enthusiastic) it’s about time that a new SRW game is announced to satiate the fanbase and get them prepared for yet another adventure. And sticking with the tradition of naming the game by putting a letter on the end which often makes little sense until near the end of the game, Banpresto have announced Super Robot Wars K, on the nintendo DS.

Confirmed to be in the game are:

Haja Tensei Dangaioh
Overman King Gainer
Sokyuu no Fafner
Dennou Senki Virtual On Mars
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73 STARGAZER
Mazinger Z
Gaiking Legend of Daikumaryu
Kotetsu Shin Jeeg
Kijuu Souseiki Zoids Genesis
Shinkon Gattai Godannar!!
Shinkon Gattai Godannar!! Second Season
GunXSword

A lot of new shows making their SRW debut, such as Shin Jeeg, GunXSword, Gaiking (the new legend of Daikyu Maryu one. Looking forward to Gaiking the Great), Fafner and Zoids. Godannar also makes it’s first foray into a true SRW game as it made it’s debut in the scramble commander series.

But I’ll be getting the game for one series and 1 series only!!! Can you guess what it is? That’s right, CROSS FIGHT!!!!!!

The only disappointing thing is that the game has been confirmed to be a handheld game, which instantly relegates it to one of the stand alone “side games” outside of the core series, since the main games are always on a console and not a handheld. SRWZ was a core game but the franchise is now left up in the air as the last generation of consoles are finally fading out and they have yet to announce which console they are moving to. But I hope to god that it’s not the Wii… Or at least that they disown any kind of wiimote controls.

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Edit: I was reading through my google reader posts today and found that Kotaku, the gaming blog which I frequent, posted up info on Super robot wars K and referenced my news post on DannyChoo. Not that it has any effect on this blog or the wider picture, but it feels funny seeing your posts being linked into a much larger site like that…

Images courtesy of 4chan and hongfire