Macross 30 Is Essentially A Role Playing Game

By Spencer . December 6, 2012 . 7:01pm

Namco Bandai said Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy is a flight action RPG and after seeing how the game flows, I agree. It’s pretty much a role playing game with Variable Fighters.


Main quests in Macross 30 start on the bridge where you talk with different characters. These event scenes will be fully voiced. Players can confirm what quest they want to take on and save their game before starting a mission.




Variable Fighters can be customized in the hangar before…


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… you arrive on the field. The field in Macross 30 is an open area players can explore. You can shoot down small fry enemies to raise your level and collect parts. Macross 30 has dungeons to explore and areas with shops. Main story quests usually involve retrieving an item or going to a sortie point for a battle.


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Macross 30 has side quests like races around Ouroboros.


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There are also shooter style missions where the screen automatically scrolls and you have to shoot down enemies.

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Macross 30 has a bunch of mecha from the series like the YF-29 (a first print bonus) and a new VF called YF+20 Kronos designed by Shoji Kawamori.


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The story takes place in 2060, one year after the Frontier Fleet defeated Vajra. The galaxy is finally at peace and S.M.S. Sefira pilot Leon Sakaki takes a trip to the planet Ouroboros. Macross 30 comes out on February 28 for PlayStation 3.


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  • Pretty cool, so it is like the PSP games after all, enhanced, I can very well live with that.

    • Kaihedgie

      Actually, they’ve been doin’ that for a little while now. Macross Last Frontier

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    So the game is indeed continuation from Macross Frontier anime not the movie.

    It seems the game will also had some kind of free mission with the other old chapter as we can see Mynmay scene.^_^

    The exploration also makes this game more appealing and different from the the other PSP Macross release. Importing this one surely.^_^

    • Thanks god its a continuation from the anime, because the OVA ending was like WTF as Macross Zero :(

    • i was hoping for continuation from the movie instead, since Michael is alive by the end of the movie.
      ( TДT)

    • WingsOfEternity

      Agreed. Though I dislike the movie mostly because of who Alto picks at the end :P

  • WonderSteve

    So it is kind of like an anime for the 30th anniversary. I wonder if they will have Mari Iijima as the voice actress again, kind of unlikely though.

    That screen shot of Minmay looking up in surprise feels new and nostalgic at the same time

    • Aoshi00

      Iijima Mari came back to voice Minmay again in Eng. several years back for the new Macross DVDs, so it’s not impossible.. or they might use old sound clips like the Macross Do You Remember Love hybrid game disc.. I don’t think they would have a new voice for such an icon.. would be weird to have a different speaking voice and Iijima Mari songs..

      Interested in the game, but I haven’t really watched any Frontier…

      • WonderSteve

        I don’t think you missed much with Frontier. I was quite disappointed by it. They switched out Haruhiko Mikimoto from character design is a huge negative in my eyes. The girls of Macross lost that unique “dreamy beauty” and elegance in Frontier.

        I follow Mari Iijima’s career in the USA. She doesn’t seem to want to associate with Macross, or I should say Lynn Minmay, too much. I would be a little surprise is she is willing to voice for Minmay again.

        • Aoshi00

          Some of Frontier’s animation seems really good, the dogfights w/ today’s technology blending 3D w/ 2D. Unfortunately it was the rather simple char design that didn’t catch my interest either, just like I preferred the original Gundam trilogy because of Yasuhiko Yoshikazu’s art.. I also did like Mikimoto’s old art style.

          I know she’s more into her music career and is very talented, but she did dub Minmay in English again right, she didn’t have a problem back then, that was a few years ago though. If there’s new dialogue in this game, I think they would get her to record some lines again, otherwise like I said they might just use the old clips like the DYRL hybrid disc game. Minmay had never been voiced by anyone else yet other than Iijima Mari. I highly doubt they would have a new VA voicing such an iconic and historic character either spanning several decades.. They would just have a different songstress/idol instead of having a new actor voice Minmay. And it’s different than say the 2nd generation Doraemon.. if they replaced Minmay’s voice in a game, I think it would be worse than the Bronze Saints’ VAs being replaced in the Saint Seiya Hades OVA..

  • The chances for this coming across to the shores?

    • WonderSteve

      Same as the chance the world will end on the 21st

      • Mr_SP

        Same chance as Macross Frontier coming over in an English release.

        Which is to say, rather bad.

  • WonderSteve

    Does anybody know will there be a new songstress? The girl with long pink hair looks to be a good candidate. Seems like there could be a love triangle between her, the short hair girl that seems to be a pilot, and some guy

  • almostautumn

    Soooooo sold. And I have never even watched Macross.

  • kroufonz

    well looks like this will be my high priority import title

  • Göran Isacson

    Grace, Grace what r u doin there, get out :(

    pink and turqoise hair girls being love rivals feels like a no brainer, but what I want to know is this: will there be a minigame where I can bake a pineapple cake?

  • ZeroWalker

    I so need to import this game or else I can not call my self a Macross fan. Damn u Harmony gold damn u to hell.

  • Looks promising. Will this be the first game I import and print out all dialogue and read them fantranslated? It certainly looks that way now.

  • Triplicity

    Oh wow, really? That’s much more impressive than I would have imagined considering the first couple were those Blu-Ray pack-in tie-in games.

  • Brimfyre

    Where is Harmony Gold located?
    Can we get a group together and just picket and protest outside their office. I mean we can gather 1000 people to dress up as Mario, can’t we at least do this? This has gone on long enough. Something has to be done.

  • Altritter

    This looks like everything I’ve ever wanted out of a Macross game, jeez. Too bad we’ll likely never get it, but I’ll probably import.

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