The English version of Super Robot Wars V for Switch launches in Asia on October 3

Super Robot Wars X also confirmed

Bandai Namco has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch port of Super Robot Wars V will be releasing on October 3. In addition to Japan, the game will also be releasing in the Southeast Asia region with its English translation once again. The company also confirmed that the port for Super Robot Wars X will also release in the region, but no date was given at this time. The PC port for Super Robot Wars V, which will release via Steam, was not given a release date either.

Further details were also given about V‘s port and what content it would include.

Bandai Namco confirmed that the 20 bonus scenarios released as DLC for the PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of V will be included in the Switch release. These scenarios could be best described as filler episodes. They are self-contained missions that don’t necessarily have any relation to the overall plot and have set teams for them. For instance, in one scenario, Misato is concerned about the Evangelion pilots, and asks the Mazinger and Getter Robo teams to train them. It’s just fun little scenarios like that, and there’s something for every fan in there.

However, there is one piece of DLC that is not included in the port from the get-go. For those who purchase the game early, they will receive the same bonus that PlayStation 4 and Vita players did. This consisted of some extra parts, but also a bonus scenario that let early adopters use the Huckebein and Grungust machines as early as the second scenario instead of over the halfway point at scenario 40. It’s a shame this remains separated, since the port is going for nearly full price in Japan, and likely will in Asia as well, so many may pass on it for the now-cheaper original releases or just wait.

While no details were confirmed, the port for X will likely follow the same process. All 20 DLC scenarios will be included, but the first print bonus, which includes earlier access to Cybuster, will remain separate. Given that SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays will not launch until November 28, I could see the re-release for Super Robt Wars X not occurring until 2020 to avoid cannibalizing sales.

Mike Sounders