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Super Robot Wars T (pronounced, and writable, as Super Robot Wars Terra) will be a 2019 installment of the Super Robot Wars franchise succeeding Super Robot Wars X, set to be simultaneously released for the Sony PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on March 20, 2019. Like Super Robot Wars V and X, it will see an English-language localization for Southeast Asia.

Series included in T are (debuting series are rendered in bold):

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T brings the Getter Robo franchise back after its absence from X, as well as G Gundam post-Super Robot Wars OE (its last console appearance was Super Robot Wars NEO), including the first appearance of Gun X Sword on a console since Super Robot Wars K. While K had only two entries from before The 2000s, T has two made during and after it (barring entries that are Sequels to works from earlier periods). T marks the first franchise installment to feature two entries of the Brave Series in one game as well as the first normal installment that featured a Magical Girl/Shojo seriesnote .

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Trailer 1 is available in English, as is Trailer 2; a special developer message to fans is also up.


Super Robot Wars T provides the following tropes:

  • All Your Powers Combined: The Shin Getter Dragon, similar to the Shin Dragon, morphs itself to accommodate its pilots. Unlike the latter, instead of morphing itself into a different form, the Shn Getter Dragon stays in "Dragon form" and morphs equipment onto its body. In the second trailer, when Hayato is piloting it, the Shin Getter Dragon's hands turn into a drill and claw and two gigantic boosters appear on its back, mimicking Getter Rygar.
  • Alliterative Name:
  • Another Dimension: Multiple different worlds/planets are involved in the game, and how the story handles their mixing would be up to the Crossover - Byston Well, Cephiro, Autozam, Chizeta, Fahren and Endless Illusion.
  • Anachronism Stew: Like V and X, T combines roughly fifty In-Universe years of the Universal Century Gundam timeline. The presence of Gyunei Guss and the Axis asteroid base in the first trailer suggests elements from Char's Counterattack will be used in a greater capacity than V or X; however, given how those adapted Gundam series into their respective stories, it's too early to guess whether the Second Neo-Zeon War will be part of the Crossover plot or if those elements will be used in an entirely different way.
  • Artifact Mook: The mud golems that appear in the promotional trailer whenever Rayearth is being showcased is actually the same mud golem that appeared in Episode 2, but it's now coming in droves.
  • Assist Character: Faye Valentine does not use a separate unit of her own, but will appear in some attacks for Spike Spiegel. As it is listed as "Bebop Formation I", it implies Spike has access to more characters than Faye alone.
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • Shion Zaba and Rabaan Zaramand, the respective protagonist and antagonist of New Story of Aura Battler Dunbine, reappear in this franchise since Super Robot Wars Compact 3, a fifteen-year gap. Despite elements of New Story being adapted in prior installments, Terra is the second time in Super Robot Wars where they explicitly appear. Part of the reason why is because they are the In-Universe Reincarnations of Show Zama and Bern Bunnings, the respective hero and villain of Dunbine, which requires creative writing to get around (especially when the developers confirm Show and Shion will meet for the first time in the series' history).
    • G Gundam makes its console return since NEO and OE and in a non-3D format post-Super Robot Wars MX. Since NEO and OE treated G Gundam as Filler and only included series protagonist Domon Kasshu and the Devil Gundam (the latter didn't appear in OE), T marks the first console appearance of the Shuffle Alliance members and Allenby Beardsley since MX. By the time Terra is released, the gap since MX will also have been roughly fifteen years on the nose.
    • Gun X Sword returns after its last appearance in K, this time with the benefits of voice acting and a High Definition visual makeover. Similarly, GaoGaiGar returns to a console Super Robot Wars since Super Robot Wars Alpha 3, despite having appearances on handheld installments in-between, such as Super Robot Wars W and Super Robot Wars BX
    • After the first Super Robot Wars Z release and K, Mazinger entries in the franchise were delegated to the Shin Mazinger Continuity. Mazinger Z: Infinity marks a return to the original Mazinger Z series, as Infinity is a distant Sequel to the latter; even the Premium Anime Sound Version of T will include the classic Mazinger Z song and "Ore wa Great Mazinger" from Great Mazinger.
    • Jung Freud skipped out of the Z saga; as of the second trailer, she returns along with her Sizzler Black and joins with her Gunbuster allies.
  • Canon Foreigner:
    • Shin Mazinger may be absent, but this won't stop developer B.B. Studio from reaching beyond canon to expand on a Dynamic Productions series with the Shin Getter Dragon, whose only appearance was in Getter Robo Daikessen!, a PlayStation video game.
    • In another instance of Super Robot Wars resurrecting a design left on the cutting room floornote , T includes the Bellvine, an Aura Battler intended for Shion from New Story of Aura Battler Dunbine.
  • Combat Pragmatist: A given with Amuro Ray, but one of the new attacks for the Hi-Nu Gundam showcases this with Amuro firing missed shots with the Fin Funnels and Hyper Bazooka at the enemy while leaving a loaded Bazooka cartridge on the field as he moves. As the target is lead towards the discarded cartridge, the Hi-Nu fires at the latter and detonates it next to the enemy.
  • Demoted to Extra: Rain Mikamura is a support-only character as opposed to the previous titles where she could be deployed inside the Rising Gundam.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • Assuming the text inserted into the English trailers is indicative of the final game, the English version will use altered names from the North American run of G Gundam, such as "Burning Gundam" from "God Gundam" and "Noble Gundam" instead of "Nobel Gundam". Like X, which changed original character "Hopes" to "Spero", the undubbed audio makes it obvious the names were changed.
    • Rayearth also uses the slightly more fanciful spell names from the English version instead of directly translating the Japanese names.
  • Elemental Powers: Another given thanks to Magic Knight Rayearth, meaning there will be fire (Rayearth), water (Selece/Celes) and wind (Windam) among the Magic Knights, though this isn't the first time Super Robot Wars has dabbled with this. Adding to that are the Dragon Siblings, which has all those in addition to lightning.
  • Fangirl: Hikaru Shidou met Kouji Kabuto during her trip to Tokyo Tower and she's really pleased, acknowledging his history of piloting the Mazinger Z.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The Original Generation of T hails from the "VTX Union". Each of the letters were used as the titles of the preceding Super Robot Wars installments, including this one.
  • Guest Fighter: Like the Grungust and Huckebein in V and Cybuster in X, a black-colored Gespenst will be playable in Terra as the secondary protagonist's unit.
  • Hot-Blooded: Notably for several reasons
    • This title unites characters in the 1990s having this specific trait in a standout manner, such as Domon Kasshu, Guy Shishioh and Noriko Takaya. To date, Domon has yet to interact with the others in any standard Super Robot Wars gamenote ; the last time Guy and Noriko met was in Alpha 3. Additionally, if there is one trait Hikaru Shidou (also from the same decade) is well-known for, it's this trope.
    • This is the first Super Robot Wars installment to include two Brave Series entries in one game: Might Gaine and GaoGaiGar, the latter known for its Mecha action forefront. Both series' protagonists are voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama, largely deemed to be at the peak of this trait in his role as Guy. Adding to this, the El Dora V is purposefully based on both titular machines, whose pilots are just as passionate as Guy.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: The official website's address is "SoReWaTeradanote .suparobo.jp".
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: There is a collection of units having dragon motifs or a Theme Naming based around them - ChoRyuJin and GekiRyuJin, Dragon Gundam, Selece/Celes and Shin Getter Dragon for the heroes (and, depending on which Combination Attacks are available, the Brave Express Team can temporarily turn into a fire dragon in the "Joint Dragon Fire" attack); on the villain's side, there's the Zwauth and the dragon-shaped Armors serving as occasional Mooks.
  • Magical Girl: The first normal Super Robot Wars game to include a series from this genre, although Rayearth is an atypical examplenote ; it also counts as Magical Girl Warrior.
  • Magitek: Like the preceding X, T leans towards this with Dunbine, though Rayearth is an explicit example; even both Brave Series trend toward this territory per its setting.
  • Older and Wiser: With Mazinger Z: Infinity together with Getter Robo Armageddon and Char's Counterattack, this marks the first time Kouji, Ryouma Nagare and Amuro, the stalwarts of the franchise since its inception, are depicted as the seniors for the younger generation.
  • Original Generation: The protagonists of this game are members of the VTX Union - Saizou Tokitou, Sagiri Sakurai and Ramii Amasaki. Players can choose between Saizou or Sagiri as the primary protagonist and pilot of the Tyranado; the one not picked will pilot the Gespenst. Ramii, meanwhile, is the support member of the group.
  • Post-Script Season: Previews of Stage 4 reveal that Mobile Fighter G Gundam is using an original plot that takes place after the original run: A brand new 14th Gundam Fight is underway (the original anime depicted the 13th).
  • Put on a Bus: Terra marks one of the few console-based Super Robot Wars to exclude Daitarn 3, who has been with the franchise as far back as Super Robot Wars 3. However, the "Invincible" trilogy is still represented in this game with Tryder G7.
  • Revenge: One of the main themes of T, as many protagonists from the included series have an explicit desire for vengeance.
    • Van prioritizes against The Claw for killing his soon-to-be-wife over anything else; likewise, Van's rival Ray Lundgren, who's in an even worse scale of the hunt.
    • Domon wanted vengeance against his brother Kyoji Kasshu for allegedly ruining his family while taking on the Devil Gundam with him. Due to G Gundam's being given a Post-Script Season, Domon has already gone through that phase, allowing him to be more mature and reasonable, and the only signs of 'revenge' is that he really went through that in the past.
    • Akito Tenkawa, after being tortured and turned into an Empty Shell pre-Prince of Darkness, and having his wife Yurika Misumaru put into stasis all by the Martian Successors, is looking for payback against them.
    • Nie Given could only helplessly watch as his father was framed for treason by a political rival, his entire family killed and his girlfriend kidnapped. He became the leader of a rebellion and will stop at nothing to kill the man responsible: Drake Luft.
    • There are also those who were in a perfect position to demand blood for blood, yet refused to: Lantis, whose brother Zagato was killed by the Magic Knights, refused to take vengeance, but instead shift the blame to the core problems of the Pillar System.
  • Revisiting the Roots:
    • As mentioned in the description, most of the entries have originated from before The 2000s, thereby giving more focus to earlier Humongous Mecha and Space Opera anime.
    • Between the games released during the International Era, series producer Takenobu Terada stated the story in T will involve only one Earth setting instead of having multiple Earths, something the Z saga popularized for the franchise, including V and X; this change is akin to older Super Robot Wars titles that didn't have a focus on Dimensional Travelling.
    • The Gespenst, once known for being a constant across multiple continuitiesnote , returns in this game.
    • The switch to the original Mazinger Z Continuity via distant Sequel Mazinger Z: Infinity, after multiple Super Robot Wars installments of using the Shin Mazinger Continuity.
    • Within the PS4 titles, whenever Universal Century Gundam was involved, it mainly involved the newer generation with Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn and Gundam: Reconguista in G, with the older generation playing supporting role. In T, the UC Gundam was represented with the most common trilogy that appeared together in the franchise: Zeta Gundam, Gundam ZZ and Char's Counterattack and they would be once again taking center stage of the UC Gundam plot, seeing that the presence of Gyunei Guss imply that the Axis Drop plot point would be used once again, just like it was in older Super Robot Wars titles (the plot was last used in Z3: Jigoku-hen, but ZZ was not in the roster back then).
  • Salaryman: Saizou is a wild example, working under the same VTX Union division as Sagiri, who also claims herself to be this, but is closer to its Distaff Counterpart. Also Invoked with the Tyranado - the unit is designed to look like it has a neck tie on its chest.
  • Shout-Out: One attack by the Arhan involves calling a railgun, then striking the oft-referenced "Brave Perspective" used frequently by Masami Obari.
  • Spell My Name with an "S"
    • For ages, the generally accepted spelling among fans for トライダーG7 was "Trider G7", but the debut trailer in English uses "Tryder G7" instead, implying this spelling was approved by Sunrisenote .
    • The "Rune-God" used by Umi Ryuuzaki has been called "Seles", "Celes" and "Ceres" throughout the years, with some recent printings and publications using "Selece". T is going to have to settle for one of these options, and will likely help cement it as the official romanization.
    • Dunbine returns from X, but also brings with it New Story of Aura Battle Dunbine, thus translators will have their hands full with the task of picking names for the cast when almost every character has 3-4 English variations to their names. As a reference to how egregious this series has it with romanizations, X changed the spelling of the Dunbine characters' names at least twice via content updates.
    • In the English version of the second trailer, Jung's name is spelled the way it sounds as "Yung", which ruins the references to the Real Life psychologists Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud.
  • Support Party Member: T introduces the "Supporter Command System", where characters who are neither pilots nor co-pilots like Mikoto Utsugi, Rain Mikamura, Wendy Garret, Mokona, Ed, and Chirico Cuvie's entourage, can activate passive effects that grant bonuses towards all allied units for one turn.
  • Teleport Spam: One of the Bilbine and Sirbine's attacks is to teleport all over the place and attack the enemy at various directions.
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