It’s been a long time since we’ve heard from the Super Robot Wars series here in the west – the mecha crossover RPG series hasn’t seen a main title that’s gotten a full international release in over 10 years, mostly due to licensing issues. Now, developers Bandai Namco have announced that Super Robot Wars 30, a celebration of the series’ 30th anniversary, will be coming to Steam later this year.
Super Robot Wars is a franchise that’s all about the robots – if you can think of a mecha anime, chances are they’ve been represented in some way or another across the series’ over 40 titles. Super Robot Wars 30 is no exception. The series that we know will be represented in Super Robot Wars 30 include Super Electromagnetic Robot Combattler V, Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Z Gundam, Z-MSV, Mobile Suit Gundam Char’s Counterattack, M-MSV, Mobile Suit V Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative), Heavy Metal L-Gaim, The Brave Police, J-Decker, The King of Braves GaoGaiGar FINAL, The King of Kings: GaoGaiGar VS Betterman, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion III – Glorification, Code Geass Lelouch of the Re;surrection, Getter Robo Armageddon, Mazinger Z: Infinity, Mazinkaiser (INFINITISM), Magic Knight Rayearth, Gun X Sword, Majestic Prince, Knight’s & Magic and SSSS.GRIDMAN.
That’s a lot, huh? Luckily, the developers are aiming to make this game more accessible than ever before. Super Robot Wars 30 will feature a brand new gameplay system – ‘Tactical・Area・Select’, ‘AUTO Battle’ – designed to provide a much easier playthrough for players who want to focus on the absolute heights of the game’s graphical capabilities.
Unfortunately, there’s still no word on a possible western release on consoles – the Japanese version of the game has been out for a while now of PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. However, with this Steam release, it could just be a matter of time before it becomes available on consoles in the west.
Super Robot Wars 30 will launch on Steam on October 28, 2021.