Atlus imports robots and role-playing

Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation series and Contact on the way for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS, respectively.

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The long-running Super Robot Taisen series is set to make its North American debut, as Atlus USA has announced it is bringing over Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation for the Game Boy Advance, alongside the Nintendo DS role-playing game Contact.

Super Robot Taisen (also known as Super Robot Wars) pits giant robots against each other in strategy role-playing combat, although the brutality of a robot war is somewhat offset by the series' "superdeformed" art style. Atlus has scheduled Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation for release in the summer, with Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2 to follow in the fall.

Developed by Grasshopper (the studio behind Killer 7), Contact tells the story of a professor, whose spaceship crashes on a strange world, and Terry, the young man who helps him gather the necessary parts to fix the craft and escape the alien world. Featuring character designs by Atsuko Fukushima (PoPoLoCrois), Contact will feature support for Nintendo's Wi-Fi connection and is slated for a summer release.

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I can't believe it. SRW is finally getting a release here in the states. I'm just so happy to finally get a chance to play it.

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Very interesting. It's only possible to get OG over because it's all origional designs (i.e. no license). I'm guessing if it sell well enough, they might port the main serie.

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I'm a long-time running fan of Super Robot War franchise. Can't wait till it happen so that I can stop importing the games.

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Atlus became one of my favorite publisher after they released Disgaea in the US.

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Atlus has always been one of my favorite game companies.

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cool

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The Snes games pwned. I only hope it dose it justice. Then again Atlus isnt famous for doo doo.

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I wish there was a few screen shots and or a little more plot/game details. I am not familiar with this series. I guess I will track it and learn more when it comes to the site.

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Excellent news. I love Atlus. As for Grasshopper, Killer 7 is probably one of the best games I've ever played so I'm pretty psyched to check out Contact.

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Finally Contact get a secured US date... and from Atlus, which means will get a proper translation.

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I wanted the Robopon series... :-(

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Didn't Pikmin have a similar plot with the whole fix the spaceship thing by getting the necessary parts? I could be totally off but it rings a bell.

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I've never really been a fan of the super-deformed presentation style

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Cool. Can't wait to play the Super Robot games. They sound really interesting. I hope Grasshopper can make their game as cool as killer 7.

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Ever since Killer 7 I have become a morbid follower of Grasshopper. XD Now...I just need a DS...;_;

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nice, looks interesting