Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier (無限のフロンティア スーパーロボット大戦OGサーガ lit Endless Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga) is a video game of Banpresto, co-developed with Monolith Soft, the studio behind the Xenosaga series. It is a spin-off of the Super Robot Wars: Original Generation series. Released on May 29, 2008 on the Nintendo DS, the title departs from the traditional tactical role-playing game elements for which the Super Robot Wars franchise is known and opts for turn-based role-playing gameplay instead.
A drama CD, where events in the extra scenarios of Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2 in Super Robot Wars Original Generations are revealed, was given as a bonus gift to consumers who pre-ordered the game in Japan. On February 26, 2008, a manga series based on Mugen no Frontier began serialization in the fourth volume of the Kerokero Ace magazine.
The game is licensed by Atlus for North American distribution and released on April 28, 2009 as Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier. The game will be given an ESRB rating of T (for Teen), due to alcohol reference, fantasy violence, mild language, partial nudity, and suggestive themes. Endless Frontier will be a premium boxed release, with a bonus soundtrack CD featuring music from the game included in the final retail package.
Endless Frontier features multiple worlds with combat taking place on foot. Aside from the playable characters in the game, mecha, many of them similar to the ones from the Original Generation games, are controllable by the player's actions and issuing of commands. The battle system is similar to that of Namco X Capcom (another game developed by Monolith Soft), in that attack commands during battle are issued via timed button presses, rather than through the menu system typical of the role-playing genre. The player can chain these attacks together to execute long attack combinations while issuing a new set of commands, such as support from characters placed in the "back row". The mecha featured in this game are much smaller than the ones in the Super Robot Wars series, appearing at around 3 meters tall.
The game also features several characters from other series, mainly Namco x Capcom and Xenosaga. Endless Frontier's Japanese theme song "Butterfly" is performed by girl-group Perfume and is featured on their latest album Game.
Like its Japanese import, Atlus USA has stated gamers who have a copy of Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation or Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2 for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance can obtain items in the localized version of Endless Frontier by inserting the game cartridge into the DS' SLOT 2 upon starting a new game.
Developer(s) Banpresto, Monolith Soft
Publisher(s) Namco Bandai Games
Release date(s) JPNMay 29, 2008
USAApril 28, 2009
Genre(s) Console role-playing game
Rating(s) CERO: Ages 12 and over (B)
ESRB: Teen (T)
Media Nintendo DS ROM (.nds)