TGS 2012: Namco Bandai Celebrates Macross 30th Anniversary one Year Later With New Game

on September 23, 2012 1:05 PM

Chojiku Yosai Macross, that many Americans and Europeans first experienced as the first part of that Frankenstein-ish monster by Harmony Gold named Robotech, is one of the most popular anime sagas of all times, and in just ten days it will celebrate its 30th anniversary.

The first run in Japan started on a glorious October the 3rd, 1982, when millions of kids and adults were entranced by a completely new take on transformable mecha two years before what would become the Transformers toys even saw the light (the funny part few know is that the Diaclone toys that became Transformers were based on designs by Macross‘ creator and mecha designer Shoji Kawamori).

Thirty years later the franchise is still going strong and Namco Bandai is going to celebrate its anniversary in its own way… one year later.

During Tokyo Game Show the publisher announced that a new Macross game is in the works. It will be released in 2013 and will bear the (still tentative) title Macross 30.

Nothing is known about the game at the moment, not even the platforms it will be released on. Unfortunately previous Macross games never reached the west due to music licensing problems (thanks for nothing, Harmony Gold), but who knows what the future will bring.

Macross 30 already has a teaser website, that you can find here and hopefully will be updated in the near future with actual information.

 /  Executive News Editor
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