Normally Super Robot Wars games and similar titles by Bandai Namco don’t come west, but if you’re tired to have to import the English version from Asia, the publisher has good news about SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays.
The caveat is that the game will come west only for PC via Steam. If you want it for PS4 and Switch, you’ll still have to get the version with English subtitles from South East Asia.
That being said, this is still great because it allows PC players to completely bypass any region locking on Steam.
The release date is November 28, 2019, which is actually the same as all other regions.
Update: Bandai Namco reached out with a small correction, mentioning that the release in North America will be on November 27. It’s likely still at the same time as in the other regions, but the game is probably coming out worldwide when it’ll be still the 27 in the North American region due to the time difference.
The Steam listing is already available with both a standard and a limited edition priced at $59.99 and $84.99 respectively.
If you’re unfamiliar with the title, here’s a description:
“Beyond creation, four eras come together as one!
Discover the latest entry in this iconic Tactical RPG series.
Form your own team of SD Gundams and deploy for battle — with units from from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, SEED, 00, and Iron-Blooded Orphans!
Intense battle scenes rendered with high-def 3D models and dynamic animations with character cut-ins.
Featuring game design unique to the series with Development, Design, and Capture, as well as+ various other strategic elements. Form your own team and deploy for battle!”
We also get a comment from Senior Global Brand Manager Stephen Akana.
“Few media franchises boast the cross-generational appeal of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM, whose steady stream of animated installments has enamored countless fans for decades on-end.
SD GUNDAM G GENERATION CROSS RAYS lets fans both new and old experience that storied MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM lore with unprecedented depth, and we can’t wait to see what different combinations of beloved characters and Mobile Suits they choose to battle alongside.”
Below you can watch a trailer and a batch of screenshots, including the key artwork.
Here’s a list of the Gundam series included in the game.
☆Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
☆Mobile Suit Gundam: The Last Outpost (G-Unit)
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Battlefield of Pacifists
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz – Glory of the Losers
☆Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
☆Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED MSV
☆Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray R
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray B
☆Mobile Suit Gundam SEED X Astray
☆Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny MSV
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Astray
☆Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73 ⊿Astray
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Frame Astrays
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED VS Astray
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Astray R
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Astray B
☆Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Mobile Suit Gundam 00P
☆Mobile Suit Gundam 00F
Mobile Suit Gundam 00I
Mobile Suit Gundam 00V
Mobile Suit Gundam 00V: Battlefield Record
☆Mobile Suit Gundam 00 The Movie -Awakening of the Trailblazer-
Mobile Suit Gundam 00I 2314
☆Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
☆Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans – Steel Moon
SD Gundam GX
G Generation Series
*☆ indicates scenario recordings.
If you purchase the game by January 6, 2020, you get some “early bird” rewards.
[Reward 1] Bonus Unit: “”Sisquiede (Titans Colors)”” Production List Unlock
The unique unit “”Sisquiede (Titans Colors)”” is added to your production list, allowing you to manufacture it.
[Reward 2] Unlock Quest: “”Extra Parts: Standard Set””
The “”Extra Parts: Standard Set”” Unlock Quest allows you to get additional parts to power up your units.
•[Extra Armor I] Max HP +3000
•[Energy Tank I] Max EN +30
•[High-Speed Sensor I] Accuracy +3%
•[Adaptive AI I] Evade +3%
•[MS Booster I] MS/MA Mobility +1
•[WS Booster I] Cruiser Mobility +1
•[Hangar Expansion] Cruiser Teams +1 (Max of two teams)
*Additional parts can be acquired in the game.
[Reward 3] “”Character Ability Set”” Unlock Quest for leveling up characters
The “”Character Ability Set”” Unlock Quest allows you to get abilities useful for leveling up characters.
•[Firearm Expertise Lv.1] Max Range +1 for ranged weapons.
•[Melee Expertise Lv.1] Max Range +1 for melee weapons.
•[Firearm Tech Lv.1] POW +500 for ranged weapons.
•[Melee Tech Lv.1] POW +500 for melee weapons.
•[Firearm Efficiency Lv.2] EN -5% for ranged weapons.
•[Melee Efficiency Lv.2] EN -5% for melee weapons.
*Character abilities can be acquired in the game.
Last, but not least, here’s the content of the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Content included in this product
SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays (Main Story)
SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays Season Pass
•[Season Pass Reward] Bonus Mission: Gain Extra Mobility Parts!
•[Digital Deluxe Edition Reward] Bonus Mission: Gain HP Boosting Parts!
[Season Pass Reward] Details
Gain various Mobility boosting parts for units and capital after deploying as a group.
Unlock Bonus Mission: Gain Extra Mobility Parts.
•[Supply Part] Accel Drive: If equipped unit has less than 250 Maneuverability, then Mobility +1.
•[Supply Part] MS EX Booster I: Mobility +1. Maneuverability -25.
•[Supply Part] MS EX Booster II: Mobility +2. Maneuverability -50.
•[Supply Part] Standard EX Booster: Mobility +1.
[Digital Deluxe Edition Reward] Details
Gain various HP boosting parts for units after deploying as a group.
Unlock the Bonus Mission: Gain HP Boosting Parts.
•[Supply Part] Auto-Repair Device: Recover 3% of Max HP per turn.
•[Supply Part] SP Armor Layer α: Max HP +2,000. DEF +60.
•[Supply Part] SP Armor Layer β: Max HP +5,000.
•[Supply Part] SP Repair Device: Recover 3% HP for any ally unit within range.
*Can be obtained in game after meeting certain conditions.
If you want to see more, you can also watch an absolutely massive trailer, the opening cutscene, the previous trailer and screenshots combo, the latest gameplay, another trailer, some more gameplay showcased a few months ago, three trailers from earlier this year, the original trailer that revealed the game, and the second extended trailer that revealed the platforms.
Besides with western release exclusively for PC, the game will launch in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia on November 28 for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.