Banpresto's Super Robot Wars games are famous for having a mish-mash of characters from all kinds of different mecha games and anime. Not only are multiple different series placed in the same game together with an amalgamated storyline that can be surprisingly cohesive, but the characters will interact and share events in a way that would make a copyright lawyer's head spin.
Now, Banpresto is moving beyond the mecha anime/game genre and on to the... Heroine genre?
Super Heroine Chronicle, like the Super Robot Wars games, is a tactical simulation in the vein of Final Fantasy Tactics, with units moving about and fighting on grid-based maps. Combat takes place in the form of cinematic cut scenes with units performing spectacular attacks on one another. Instead of mecha, the units in Super Heroine Chronicle are female characters from popular anime/game series. Here is a list of the appearing series:
Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel
When They Cry
Aria the Scarlet Ammo
The Familiar of Zero F
Dream Hunter Reimu
There will also be Banpresto original characters created specifically for the game. Watch the trailer above to see them all in cutesy crazy action.
I'm quite confident that Banpresto can place all these different series in the same world and make it work (They managed to get SD Gundam characters in the same game as other Gundam series, so I guess they must know their stuff). Even so, I can't imagine exactly how. Personally, I'm looking forward to this game just to see.
Super Heroine Chronicle is set for release in Japan on the PlayStation 3 and the PS Vita. No release date has been announced at this time.
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