Super Robot Wars 30 DLC1 will include Sakura Wars series, Demo up on PS4 and Switch

Bandai Namco has published a new Super Robot Wars 30 trailer, showcasing additional characters and mechs that will show up in the first of the two post-release DLC sets. The first set will add new units from titles like Voltes V and Sakura Wars into the roster.

The full list of additional units in SRW 30's 1st DLC set, coming in November 2021, is as follows:

  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack - Beltorchika's Children -- Hi-Nu Gundam
  • Super Electromagnetic Machine Voltes V -- Voltes V (led by Kenichi Go)
  • Sakura Wars series -- Sakura's Koubu Nishiki (Sakura Shinguji), Koubu F2 (Erica Fontaine), Rodeo Star (Gemini Sunrise), Ogami's Koubu Nishiki (Ichiro Ogami), and Fujiyama Star (Shinjiro Taiga)
  • Super Robot Wars: Original Generation series -- RyuKoOh (Kusuha Mizuha) and KoRyuOh (Brooklyn "Bullet" Luckfield)

When added into the in-game roster, the Voltes V will complement the close relative Combattler V, while the Hi-Nu Gundam will add more into Amuro Ray's Gundam collection, which currently ranges from the classic RX-78-2 to the original RX-93 Nu Gundam. The RyuKoOh and KoRyuOh from the SRW OG series technically count as a single unit as they are interchangeable from each other.

However, the biggest surprise from this trailer comes from the console debut of Sega's Sakura Wars series (after having previously appeared in the massive crossover mobile game SRW X-Omega). It will feature the leading heroines from the Tokyo, Paris, and New York Revues. While not shown in the trailer, screenshots from the Japanese press release also confirmed that the series protagonist Ichiro Ogami and Sakura Wars V's hero Shinjiro Taiga will complete this DLC roster.

Bandai Namco has also immediately released a public demo version of Super Robot Wars 30 on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan and Asia. Both platforms have the English localization merged with the Japanese version.

This demo will let players proceed up to the 4th chapter in either the Earth or Space route. After finishing stages available in the demo, players can also carry over their save data to the full game. However, the demo will have some feature limitations, especially on the music segment. Those looking forward to inserting custom BGMs will have to wait until the full release.

The global PC Steam release will not have a demo of the game. But as compensation, the bonus rewards that would apply from playing the demo in the console versions will be given to all PC players with a free update patch.

Super Robot Wars 30 will be available October 28 for PC via Steam worldwide, and PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan and Asia.