Super Robot Wars V (Sūpā Robotto Taisen V) is a tactical role-playing game developed by B.B. Studio and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Released as part of Super Robot Wars’ 25th anniversary, it is the eighth standalone entry to the series since Super Robot Wars NEO, with the game’s continued focus on the massive crossover between different mecha anime series released in Japan. Like the previous titles of the series, Super Robot Wars V is a Tactical RPG game with story elements and utilizes the same graphics engine seen in 3rd Super Robot Wars Z, but with an inclusion of a 3d isometric map unlike its predecessor.
The creation of the first unified government over all humanity, the Earth Federation, marked the beginning of a new era: New Correct Century, and the beginning of humanity’s expansion. However, it was also said to be the beginning of a new era of war. The battle between Earthnoids and Spacenoids that began with the One Year War raged on through Char’s Rebellion, giving way to the so-called 10 Year Void, a decade-long gap in recorded history. A century has passed since then, and after the end of the Jupiter War, the Earth Federation was invaded by an alien species known as the “Gamillas”. The Gamillas established a forward base on Pluto, and launched planet bombs at Earth.
Some scenarios are longer, with multi-part missions or have new objectives added as the story unfolds. On battlefield, the player and enemy take turns to order their units with commands available, such as movement, attacking, forming squads and casting “Spirit Commands”, a set of magic-like spells unique to each pilot. Once the scenario is cleared, more dialogue is exchanged between characters before the player is taken to an intermission menu. Here, units can be upgraded or optional parts installed, characters’ stats and skills can be changed or upgraded, and other maintenance actions can be performed before the player continues on with the game.
Newer gameplay elements is also been brought into the game with the reintroduction of the Beginner’s Mode. It also introduces a new Skill Route and Skill Program function, which allows players to fully customize pilot’s skills using Tactical Points, which were obtained through the game’s play-through. The game also features two new gameplay mechanics: Extra Order and Extra Action. Extra Action allows player units to use ExC points in each stage to gain advantage in battle while Extra Order allows battleship units to raise spirits of each units. Like the previous games, Super Robot Wars V will have paid downloadable content in the future and comes with some downloadable conten.