Hooooo, boy. Some people at Devolver Digital and very likely famed Japanese developer FromSoftware have quite the wry sense of humor. Metal Wolf Chaos XD is finally arriving for PS4, Xbox One, and PC (via gog.com and STEAM) for $24.99 on August 6, 2019 and I’ll let the more history-oriented types get the eye-pop on that date’s significance. Pre-orders are open now and each version has a nifty little bonus exclusive to them (which will frustrate some completist types, but so it goes).
Anyway, this remastered gem also seems to be a digital-only release, which is a shame for those who prefer physical over digital games. That said, although I still have my original modded Xbox as well as a Japanese Xbox and an import copy of the game, I’ll still be more than happy to jump on this updated version of the 2004 classic, which was (and still is) pretty outrageous as well as so intentionally jingoistic that some players who don’t get the humor on display may not get the joke. Then again, you can’t take at all seriously the premise of a mech-suited President of the United States of America taking on his rogue (and also mech-suited) Vice-President after a coup attempt leaves the country at war. Well a few places at war, actually.
Here’s the latest trailer:
The port is being handled by the fine folks at General Arcade and so far, looks really solid. As it’s been a while since I played it, I’m recalling that the game is fairly simple to pick up, but challenging on a few levels and a hell of a lot of fun (especially if you’re in on the humor). Yeah, this is getting bought, but I do hope we eventually see a disc version pop up, even though it’ll likely sell out fast from whomever gets the go-ahead to produce one.
As usual, we shall see, but this one is getting played to death no matter how it appears.