NetEase's Super Mecha Champions has today announced its first crossover event with popular anime series Granbelm. Over the course of 4 weeks, players will see the arrival of an all-new mode, playable pilots, a premium lucky house, and more.
Granbelm, if you've never heard of it, revolves around a young girl named Mangetsu Kohinata, who bonds with a powerful mecha and becomes a hero. The Nexus-produced series was first released back in July of last year, and it seems to be fairly popular in Japan.
During the crossover event, you'll have the chance to try out a special mode known as Mangetsu Battle, which mixes up the scenery of Mecha City and adds a special portal and some rune fragments to the map.
The portal will appear close by either the safe area or airdrops. As you might expect, they're a good way to get around the place quickly, but using them also puts you at risk of bumping into a fearsome foe. Could there be a hard-hitting enemy inside or a horde of useful resources? It's up to you to put on a brave face and find out.
The rune fragments can be found scattered around the map while in the Mangetsu Battle mode. Collecting these will give you the chance to unlock an amulet. These can then be used to select special buffs such as reduced skill downtimes and protective shields.
A Granbelm-themed mecha and S-level pilots will be available from the premium lucky house. Mangetsu, Shingetsu, and Viola Katze are all there and waiting to be unlocked during the event.