Metal Wolf Chaos, feat. Action President

Via Aggro Me, something I wanted to share.

Metal Wolf Chaos, wherein the Japanese take on that most dear of American properties: the popcorn action movie.

If you’ve ever thought, “Fighting these terrorists is kinda fun and all, but it would be a lot cooler if I was the President, and the Oval Office turned into a giant robot”, this trailer will warm your heart.

–GF

That’s pretty rad, but I can’t escape the feeling that it would’ve been even better if it featured the last President instead. Then it of course would’ve been a hentai game where you groped chunky teens and the Oval Office turned into a writhing mass of demon tentacles.

We would have had Osama ages ago if W had one of those!

Saw it a bit ago. It’s interesting in that the VP is evil and the president is now considered a terrorist but is actually the hero of the game. That’s going to spin some heads.

So … there’s some stuff happening over on Twitter, possibly related to this game?

So, I don’t know, maybe getting a remaster or something? Which would be fun, because I always thought this game looked awesome but it fell through the cracks as a Japan-only release on the original Xbox. Devolver has a show at E3 8pm Pacific Sunday, so I guess I’ll have to try to check it out, see what’s up.

It never got an American release? There was nothing to translate!
Looking at the name of the publisher, I am fearing a demake, to be honest.

It’s true, it’s true!

It’s even got a Steam page now.

But I am not sure how I feel about the “XD”. Feels obnoxious already.

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The entire game is basically meant to be obnoxious. I’m so there on day one.

RIIIIICHAAAAAARRRRRD!

Aw, I has a sad -

dafuq?!

Did you guys forget about this? Because I didn’t ! And the reason is, is because I am the President of these great United States!

I’ve not forgotten about it, just saw it on my wishlist recently. Very excited.

Not these days.

Looks like they’re shooting for a summer release, fingers crossed -

RICHAAAAAAAAAARD

What do you stand for, Michael? Be certain now, as certain as the blood gushing out of your nose after I bash it in! Be certain of your death, here and now!

Hoping this leads to more ports of From games. All their mecha and first-person games would be right at home on PC. Metal Wolf’s translation was already all in English though, I imagine that made the process more palatable.

  • King’s Field, Shadow Tower and Echo Night with sane turn speeds
  • Armored Core with sane controls
  • Kuon at a sane price
  • Chromehounds resurrected from its cruel grave

Another Century’s Episode is probably out of the question with all the anime licenses involved, but I don’t see why the others would be out of the question if they’re keeping source code from at least 2004. Most of their publishing deals were with Sega or Agetec in the US, the former of which has been more than willing to put old classics like Vanquish and Bayonetta on PC and the latter is long gone. They seem to self-publish everything in Japan so they may own the rights to all their franchises anyway, with the exception of Demon’s Souls/Bloodborne (Sony).
Don’t want to Monkey’s Paw it too badly though. Devolver seems to have drummed up a good amount of hype for Metal Wolf, so we’ll see. Maybe I’ll make a tweet-bot that demands FromSoft ports @devolverdigital every year on the day of their original release date.

Yessssssss