UPDATE: 4Gamer has written up their own preview for Macross 30. Check it out. I won't be translating it as most of it was covered in the earlier Famitsu preview, but there are a handful of new screenshots and some new information about the game.
The original storyline for the game is being written by Ukyo Kodachi, whom some of you may recognize as the man responsible for writing "Macross: The Ride" (Also known as "Macross R"), a light novel duology serving as a prologue for the Macross Frontier series. Ukyo also penned the novelization of the Macross anime itself, so he's certainly familiar with the franchise. Will he be able to muster up a decent Macross story that doesn't rely on the works of others? Well, that remains to be seen--but with Shoji Kawamori himself supervising his work with Macross 30, I think it's safe to say that the game is in very good hands. With luck, it will be as good or better than Gundam's own 30th anniversary game, Record U.C. 0081.
Famitsu.com has released an early preview of the upcoming Playstation 3 Macross game, Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe, or Macross 30: The Song that Crosses the Galaxy. The preview includes around 50 screenshots of the game, which I've included with my translation.
Macross 30 will feature an all-original storyline, which consists of the usual crossover fare: a mysterious force pulls characters from across space and time to a single location where, for some reason, they must fight. Whether or not this original game narrative will exist at the exclusion of anime-based missions remains to be seen. It's possible that this original storyline will serve as Macross 30's version of Macross Triangle Frontier's Academy Mode, as material on the game indicates that it will have "RPG elements." The full translation of Famitsu.com's preview follows:
"The action game celebrating the 30th anniversary of Macross is here!"
November 8's Weekly Famitsu (Released 25. October 2012) details the latest information about Macross 30: The Song that Crosses the Galaxy, to be released in February 2013. In the following article, we will detail the latest information gleaned from the contents of that article.
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Finally, the new PS3 Macross game teased last month has been officially announced. It is titled Macross 30: The Song that Ties the Galaxy (Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe, 銀河を繋ぐ歌声). As I predicted, the game is being developed by ArtDink, who have been responsible for numerous Macross titles on the Playstation Portable, several bit-size Macross mini-games packaged in Hybrid Packs on the Playstation 3, as well as the popular Gundam Battle series on the PSP and Playstation Vita.