Super Robot Wars 30 introduces original warship crew and details on Area Selection system
Bandai Namco published more new information on Super Robot Wars 30 through Famitsu. It revealed that the upcoming game will feature a new original warship and crew. The coverage also has more details on the Tactical Area Selection system, which provides a non-linear storyline unlike most of the recent SRW titles.
Dreistreger is the name of the original warship in SRW 30. She boasts a large hangar that can host multiple Super Robots. The ship will be captained by Mitsuba Greyvalley (voiced by Saori Hayami), with her former instructor Reynold Hardin (voiced by Kenji Akabane) supervising as vice-captain. The officers will be supported by the chief operator Lian Anbird (voiced by Karin Takahashi).
The protagonist, together with the Huckebein 30 mech and the Dreistreger crew, will travel around Earth and Space to undertake various missions while recruiting characters from featured anime titles. This is where the Tactical Area Selection system comes to play. The Intermission menu, where the player can upgrade mechs, improve pilot stats, and save the game, has also been integrated into this feature.
Most of the missions are accessible from the Mission List. Each mission is assigned a difficulty rank ranging from C, B, A, to S. As you recruit more characters and further upgrade mechs, you can increase your Total Strength to match up with the estimated enemy strength level in a given mission.
There are also Onboard Missions that mostly consist of simple conversation but may also reward some items. The MxP (Mission Experience Points) will be used to update facilities inside the Dreistraeger, which will be explained in the near future.
However, the Mission List does not contain all available missions, as some of them have to be accessed directly from the World Map. Exclamation marks will trigger Patrol Missions where you can obtain EXP points, among others. A fairy icon will mark a limited exclusive event that appears whenever a DBD (Dimension Border Distortion) occurs. You can also try to find hidden spots on the World Map that will trigger special missions rewarding powerful parts.
Super Robot Wars 30 will be available worldwide for PC via Steam on October 28. It will also be released on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan and Asia.