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Gundam, Mazinger, SSSS.Gridman, and more collide in new Super Robot Wars game

Super Robot Wars 30 brings mecha anime RPG series to Steam for the first time

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The Super Robot Wars series is heading West after more than a decade-long absence. Publisher Bandai Namco will bring Super Robot Wars 30, a new entry in the tactical strategy game series that brings together mechs from Mobile Suit Gundam, Mazinger Z, Mazinkaiser, Getter Robo, SSSS.Gridman, and other series, to North America and Europe on Oct. 27.

A Steam version is confirmed, and it’s available for pre-order. Bandai Namco has not announced a Western release of the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions, which appear to be exclusive to Japan and the rest of Asia for now.

Super Robot Wars 30 celebrates the 30th anniversary of the series, which debuted on the original Game Boy. The franchise has featured mechs and characters from a wide variety of Japanese manga, anime, video games, and film, including Mobile Suit Gundam, Getter Robo, Mazinger, Evangelion, Giant Robo, The Big O, Macross, Virtual-On, Zoids, and Armored Trooper Votoms.

Here’s the list of confirmed series appearing in Super Robot Wars 30:

  • 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

The standard version of the game costs $59.99. A deluxe edition of Super Robot Wars 30 adds additional missions, in-game currencies, and playable units from the Super Robot Wars OG games, and it costs $84.99. The ultimate edition of the game runs $104.99, and it includes a sound and data pack with 31 anime themes and soundtracks, 15 original songs, and 51 reference images, plus a special mission.

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