I’d never heard of Metal Wolf Chaos before today, which was why I raised an eyebrow at the claim this press release makes about it being “From Software’s legendary mech shooter” which was “previously released in 2004 as an Xbox exclusive only in Japan”. To pinch some words from RPS news boy Dominic Tarason, the story stars “an American president single-handedly thwarting a coup with his personal mech-suit”. It sounds like an odd curio, not the stuff of legend.
I’ve since read around, and can now confirm that it’s definitely both. I can also confirm that a remastered version is on its way to PCs the world over, and there’s a trailer for it that made me say ‘whaa?’ out loud. (more…)