Kadokawa Games recently hosted a 30th anniversary livestream for the Metal Max series, where we got the latest on Metal Max: Wild West, which was delayed from 2021 to 2022.
The original plan was to launch Metal Max: Wild West, the sequel to Metal Max Xeno Reborn, in 2021. However, the developers, 24Frame, needed more time to work on it, so they’re giving it until sometime as early as possible in 2022.
The first thing we got a look at is the finalized logo, then a character model for the new protagonist. The hero is described as a quiet and ordinary young man. His body is also part machine, which fits in with the theme of protagonists in past Metal Max games. However, it appears that series creator Hiroshi Miyaoka was against the idea because he felt that it made him too similar to Metal Max Xeno protagonist Talis.
We also got a look at several monsters, including revamped appearances for the Unigun (Urchin Gun) monster that appeared in Metal Max 2. Since the setting is a Lake Biwa that’s been dried up, we’ll see a focus on aquatic-themed monsters for the most part.
Metal Max: Wild West launches for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Japan in 2022.