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Anime fans will have very mixed feelings about the Robotech series; while it served as an introduction to Japanese animation for many during the '80s, it is also seen as a butchering of famous franchises (Macross being one) which is a reminder of how poorly localised anime was handled at one point in time.

Whatever your opinion on the series, Robotech: The Macross Saga HD Edition has just stealth-dropped on the Australian Switch eShop. It's an update of the Game Boy Advance title of the same name from 2002, originally developed by Lucky Chicken Games and published by TDK Interactive, but with overhauled HD visuals. GPC Games is doing the publishing this time around.

Robotech: The Macross Saga was released alongside Robotech: Battlecry on PS2, GameCube and Xbox; perhaps we'll see that full-3D title get updated soon, too? Games based on the series haven't had the best of luck; Robotech: Crystal Dreams was in development for the N64 but was ultimately cancelled.

Will you be downloading this one? Do you have any memories of the GBA original? Let us know with a comment.

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