Today Bandai Namco released a lot of direct feed screenshots of the recently announced flight-action shooter Macross Delta: Scramble, inspired by the anime currently being aired in Japan.
First of all, we learn about the game flow, which is divided in “main missions” reproducing the events of the anime, and “extra missions” that feature events outside of the story. The player is given a briefing, then uses the settings screen to select his equipment, a wingman and support units. After that, the action-shooting battle occurs, and there can be additional events playing during the missions. Finally, after the mission is cleared, it gets graded in a debriefing screen, where experience is also awarded.
Those familiar with the Macross series probably know that we’ll pilot variable fighters that have three modes. “Fighter” focuses on mobility and speeed, “Battroid” focuses on close combat, and “Gerwalk” has the highest firepower.
During gameplay, action and music will also interact, which is another element that won’t surprise fans of the series. The standard edition of the game will come with 30 songs, while the limited edition will have 50.
Speaking of fighters, seven models have been announced so far. Hayate’s VF-31J Siegfried, Mirage’s VF-31C, Messer’s VF-31F, Arad’s VF-31S, Chuck’s VF-31E, Hikaru Ichijyo’s VF-1S from the original Macross movie and Alto’s VF-25F Messiah from Macross Frontier.
A skin for Hayate’s VF-31J dedicated to Freja will also be distributed as a first print bonus.
The game releases in Japan on October 20th, exclusively for PS Vita.