''Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy'' is a crossover game celebrating the 30th anniversary of the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series, taking characters from all over the timeline and putting them all in a single setting with a new, original story.

'''The very nature of this game means you very well may be spoiled. If that is fine with you, by all means, continue reading.'''

The year is 2060, one year after [[Anime/MacrossFrontier the struggle between the Frontier Fleet and the Vajra]]. S.M.S. pilot Leon Sakaki is confronted by an unknown enemy, shot down from space.

After coming to, he is revealed to have been rescued by fellow S.M.S. pilot Aisha Blanchette, who is currently investigating the mysterious planet Ouroboros. The two soon come across a mysterious girl by the name of Mina Forte, who seems to have lost her memory. Meanwhile, a man named Ushio Todo, of the special N.U.N.S. team, "Havamal", has his own plans involving the planet.

All the while, various people across history are also being dragged across time to this location.

Released on the UsefulNotes/{{PS3}} on Febuary 28, 2013, with fully-voiced cutscenes. Events and characters are included in VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsBX.
!!Provides Examples Of:

* AceCustom: A significant portion of the hangar spots are dedicated to these, each of which usually offer some advantage over the stock models. In addition, each wingman comes with their own.
* AcePilot: The majority from the series show up in some way or form. Roy Focker is noticeable in his absence.
* ActionGirl: Kind of happens when a lot of your female cast are ace pilots. Even [[MysteriousWaif Mina]] can get in on it when she gets her VF-11C.
* AlienSky: There are a number of extremely large moons, some with their own ring systems, in very close orbit to Ouroboros. While it does make for some stunning views, Aisha {{Lampshades}} that moons in that orbital position should be causing gravity anomalies making the planet unlivable, and yet, for some reason, they aren't. It's implied to be related to the space-time warping Ouroboros Aura phenomenon.
* AmbiguousRobot: The Dyaus Guardians. They launch missiles, use in-built cannons, and are programmed to defend Protoculture ruins. They also move like living things and are "born" from eggs laid by a Mother Dyaus.
* ArcNumber: [[MilestoneCelebration 30, of course]]. For example, Leon's own OriginalGeneration craft as his AceCustom, the YF-30 Chronos.
* AttackDrone: Both Luca's RVF-25/RVF-171EX and the VF-27 Gamma (with Super Pack) can summon a trio of Ghost Drones for a limited time.
* BeachEpisode: Leon convinces Aisha to take a breather from playing catchup with the badguys and take advantage of a local desert oasis.
* BigBad: Ushio Todo.
* BigGood: Aisha Blanchette. [[BenevolentBoss Very]], [[GenkiGirl very]] [[NiceGirl much]] [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure so]].
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: According the official site, the crews of [[Anime/{{Macross 7}} of the Macross 7]] and [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Macross Quarter]] are being put under this thanks to [[Anime/MacrossPlus Sharon Apple]]. Likewise, hostile Vajra on the planet are revealed to have mind-controlling Implants, similar to what was seen in the ''Frontier'' movies. Some missions even involve defending non-Implanted Vajra from vengeful inhabitants who didn't get that memo.
* BroadStrokes:
** Quamzin has his TV series character design and personality, but all craft seen are from the DYRL continuity (most noticeable with the Nousjadeul-Ger and Striker Packs for the Valkyries). Minmei also has her DYRL outfit and sings "Do You Remember Love?", a movie-exclusive song.
** Isamu, Guld, and Myung from ''Macross Plus'' seem to have resolved their tangled backstory and are friends once more. However, in the show this happened mere minutes before Guld's death, yet here he is alive and well. Further, Sharon Apple has her mind-control powers, but still needs Myung to supply her emotions.
** All over the place with ''Frontier''. Movie-only elements like Implants and Brera being Sheryl's bodyguard are mentioned, and Grace appears to have her softer movie personality rather than her more evil and calculating series personality. Movie-exclusive YF-29's also feature prominently. However, Brera acts closer to his series incarnation, and the LoveTriangle between Alto, Sheryl, and Ranka does not appear to have been resolved.
* CrisisCrossover: Macross characters from all over the series band together to stop the new threat.
* DavidVsGoliath: Leon's group vs the ''Macross Quarter''. He even complains that there's not much a trio of Valkyries can realistically do against a battleship. In-game, however, the player is perfectly capable of killing battleships if they shoot them enough.
* TheDragon: Rod Baltmar.
* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler:Yurva Arga. It is massive, winged, and has eyes [[EyesDoNotBelongThere seemingly everywhere]] on its body. Its main power is the ability to warp space and time like silly putty, and is fought in a bizarre otherworldly dimension implied to be of its own creation. Also it shoots eyeball missiles.]]
* EnemyMine: [[Anime/MacrossZero Shin Kudo]] is working alongside his old foes Nora and D.D. here, for some reason. Likewise, [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Grace, Brera,]] and [[Anime/MacrossPlus Guld]] are assisting Havamal for their own objectives.
* FamedInStory: Basically everyone who is not an OriginalGeneration character. Justified in that the reason they are there is because they played pivotal roles in the series history. [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Minmei, Misa, and Hikaru]] arguably get this the most.
* FloatingContinent: There are a large number of flying rock formations on Ouroboros. What's causing this isn't explained, but implied to be connected to the ruins and the Ouroboros Aura.
* ForgottenFriendNewFoe: It's mentioned Havamal pilot Rod Baltmar was ChildhoodFriends with Leon, who is, obviously, on opposing sides with him now.
* HighSpeedMissileDodge: Necessity considering how the [[MacrossMissileMassacre Itano Circus]] is in full swing.
* IHaveYourWife: Or "I have your LoveInterest", anyway. Havamal tries to pull this on [[spoiler:Guld after he defects, pointing out that they still have Myung in their custody. Guld points out that she's integral to their plans so they're not about to do anything to harm her. There's a definite undertone of "and if she is hurt I will ''make you suffer''" present in his voice when he says this, though.]]
* LightningBruiser: Most of the high end craft fall under this territory, especially if they are intended as bosses. The X-9 Ghost takes this to an extreme.
* LivingMacGuffin: The "utahimes", or the girls with the ability to use Song Energy to power the ruins. Most of the story is centered around finding them and getting them to the right ruin.
* LoveTriangle: It's ''Macross'', there's going to be a love triangle. In addition to the already established triangles among the series' characters, original character Leon is in one with Mina and Aisha. It's somewhat downplayed though and rather unimportant to the story.
* MagikarpPower: Wingmen who pilot some of the older craft start out with lower stats, but have large tuning point limits which allow them to have stats on par with Macross 7 era craft.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: The vast majority of the mecha are capable of doing this in some way or form.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Pretty much half the point of the game, and then it goes recursive when it appears in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsBX''.
* MechaExpansionPack: Another Macross Staple. Most craft have them while the VF-1 and VF-25 have three different packs each.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Of course there's [[OriginalGeneration Leon's YF-30 Chronos]], but some of the other characters get their own in-season upgrades as well, such as [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Alto's YF-29]] and [[Anime/{{Macross7}} Gamlin's VF-22]], and some characters even get unique upgrades of their own, such as [[Anime/MacrossPlus Isamu Dyson]] and [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Ozma Lee]] getting their own customized YF-29s.
* MildlyMilitary: The SMS is rather lax in military protocol to begin with, and Aisha's not exactly a by-the-book CO.
* MoreDakka: The YF-21/VF-22 do this by DualWielding its gunpods GangstaStyle. Some special attacks combine this with a MacrossMissileMassacre.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: Aisha.
* OhCrap: When Mina finally remembers just what the Ouroboros ruins were built to contain: [[spoiler:one of the Ehvil Series, the same type of creature the Protodeviln used as hosts]], this is Aisha's response.
* OriginalGeneration: All of the original characters and craft of course. The Mascot Mecha here is the YF-30 Chronos.
* {{Ouroboros}}: The name of the planet the game takes place on. Turns out to be [[PropheticName prophetic, given all the timestream weirdness occurring.]]
* ThePowerOfRock: Needless to say this is a gameplay and story element, especially with the [[Anime/{{Macross7}} Fire Bomber]] mechs.
* RockBeatsLaser:
** A particularly egregious example is a quest where the player must take on a YF-29, the current most advanced fighter, when all they have access to is the VF-0 which was built with conventional jet fuel engines as opposed to the thermonuclear turbines which were standard on the VF-1. This is the equivalent of a [=WW2=] piston fighter taking down a modern fighter.
** Characters from further back in the timeline get this as well. Hikaru Ichijo has his VF-1S, Shin Kudo has his VF-0A, and Nora Polyansky and DD Ivanov have their SV-51's, yet they are all able to keep up with and present a serious threat to people with machines fifty years more advanced. (Mylene's VF-1J may or may not count: it's a replica built with modern parts.)
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Location names tend to be taken from Myth/NorseMythology. Fitting considering how Valkyries are important to the setting.
* SceneryPorn: The surface of Ouroboros looks ''spectacular'', aided by such things as multiple large moons, some with rings, and a large number of inexplicably floating islands. Even the Sierra desert, one of the plainer areas, has some gorgeous rock formations. {{Lampshaded}} in-game, as Aisha states that part of the reason all the cities are mostly underground is to avoid spoiling the landscape.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: Yurva Arga, a leftover Ehvil Series that did not get possessed by the Protodeviln, is what the Ouroboros Ruins are keeping under wraps. It isn't known to be evil itself, but given its power everyone agrees that letting it get unsealed would be a bad thing, even without Havamal trying to take control of it.]]
* {{Squee}}: Happens quite a bit. Mina does this when she meets Sheryl Nome and Mylene in short order. Sheryl herself does this when she finally meets [[OrphansOrdeal Sara and Mao Nome.]] Mao squees right back, while Sara is more subdued.
* SuperPrototype: Played with. The endgame variable fighters, YF-29 and YF-30, are limited production or experimental craft which are a cut above the other models. However, in previous craft production models generally outperform their prototypes so this trope will probably be averted if the production models roll around.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Can be triggered on demand if you have a singer in a support slot. Their songs usually grant a buff that can swing things in your favor. Especially pronounced in the FinalBattle, with every singer belting out their most famous songs as you lay the smackdown on the FinalBoss.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Quamzin. He shows up with a [[FlunkyBoss bunch of minions,]] lots of missiles, and a ship that can limit your mobility if you are not careful. He's also one of the earliest enemies to pull out a [[WaveMotionGun devastating special.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Todo tries to paint himself this was, saying that his goal is to undo Earth's destruction by the Zentraedi, which was the single largest loss of life in recorded human history. Leon retorts that while Earth's devastation was a very sad event, undoing that would also undo everything good that has happened since, particularly the cooperative alliance between humanity and the Zentraedi that has built a mostly peaceful and successful interstellar society. Also the fact that Todo's using brainwashing, harming the people of Ouroboros, and planning on wholesale slaughter of the Zentraedi kind of invalidates any claims of moral standing he has.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The ''Macross'' itself makes a split-second, not easily visible appearance at the end of Chapter 6... and then never actually appears in-game. It's still on Ouroboros, since Misa's support skill involves a blast from the Macross Cannon from over the horizon, but why does it never take part in the battles? Sure would have been nice to have its firepower against some of those late-game foes.
* WholePlotReference: The entire ending act is basically the rescue of Brunhildr by Sigurd RecycledINSpace. Leon's Callsign "Siegfried 1" is a variation of Sigurd. Ushio Todo with his single eye piece is a stand in for Odin. [[spoiler: Mina and Aisha both fulfill the role of Brunhildr as [[ActionGirl shield maidens]] who ride with Valkyries trapped in an insurmountable barrier.]]
* WorldTree: One enormous tree exists in the Yulia Archipelago, for no apparent reason except as a shout out to Yggdrasil. It is in fact called "the world tree" in-game, but isn't important to the plot except as a landmark.