Bandai Namco announced that SD Gundam G Generations Cross Rays is getting a new paid Expansion Pack DLC that is separate from the current Season Pass. It also detailed two waves of free updates that add extra features for every player to enjoy.
Free Update 1
The first free update adds the ability to fast-forward battle animations with Square/Y/an assigned button depending on your platform. Additionally, for people who use the game’s BGM Edit feature on PS4 or PC, you’re now able to assign special BGMs to play when your Tension is high. You’ll also be able to change the main menu and the Dispatch Mission menu BGMs, and assign map BGMs by series.
Next, other config options will be added, like changing the places Save and Loa are in, changing the confirm and back buttons, and more.
A new Dispatch Mission will also be released for free, adding some special abilities to give to your characters like like Super Coordinator, True Innovator, and more. The Dispatch Mission is focused around obtaining legacy BGMs from previous SD Gundam G Generation games, as seen below:
Some are reused wholesale from past games, while some have received new arrangements for SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays.
Free Update 2
Two new custom character appearances will be added for each gender, as well as two new voice options each for boys and girls respectively. Additionally, the game will pull a Disgaea and bring the level cap for characters from Lv99 to Lv999.
The newly-announced Expansion Pack will add even more content to Cross Rays, including a new Inferno Mode difficulty that’s meant to be used alongside the Lv999 update, as well as new Option Parts and Character Abilities. Five new challenging stages (seen above) will be added with the Expansion Pack, with the fifth stage unlocking after beating the other four stages.
Four returning units and characters from past original G Generation games return with this Expansion Pack, and the staff implied that they’ll be enemies in the five new stages. However, once you clear their quests, you’ll be able to use them.
The characters are:
- Code Amelias
- Code Phoenix
Meanwhile, they pilot the units below respectively:
- Halphas Gundam
- Halphas Böse
- Halphas Böse (Halberd Attachment)
- Master Phoenix
Here’s a look at some attack animations featuring the units and characters below:
SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays is available for the PC worldwide. It is also available on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Asia. No release dates have been detailed for the Expansion Pack or free updates. Check out Dispatch Mission 4 here.