The IP now belongs to Cygames and that gives hope

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Cygames has announced that it has purchased the IP Metal Max from Kadokawa Games. Metal Max Xeno: Reborn was last released in Germany in June and the spin-off Metal Dogs is still fairly new. But there was also some very bad news, as development of Metal Max: Wild West was halted. The project was originally called Metal Max Xeno: Reborn 2 and so the survival of the IP was in the air.

A future for the classic series

The original Metal Max was released in 1991, so the series is over 30 years old. Cygames hasn’t mentioned any concrete plans yet, but they clearly have plans. Especially promising for fans: Hiroshi Miyaoka, the creator of the IP, now works at Cygames. Of course he is happy that he can continue to work on “his” brand, he speaks of a “great opportunity”.

And further: “As a director at Cygames, I, Hiroshi Miyaoka, will be working on the revival of the Metal Max series. At the moment we are still in the wild ideas stage, but I hope the series is reborn in a way that will reach not only the Metal Max fans, but also the hearts of RPG fans around the world. Looking forward to.”

You want to make the best console game

Producer Kenichiro Takaki also speaks in the press release. He is now also involved with Metal Max. He promises: “The project to develop the best console game starts now.” We know Takaki as the inventor of Senran Kagura, he has been working at Cygames for three years now. There he mainly works on Project GAMM, a fantasy action game with magic, machines and multiplayer focus.

At Kadokawa Games, there have been even more sales lately. Lollipop Chainsaw was handed over to Dragami Games, who are now developing a remake. Yoshimi Yasuda, the former CEO of Kadokawa Games, works there.

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