Cult Anime Space Adventure Cobra Is Getting A Videogame

Published: March 13, 2023 9:38 AM /


Cobra, the protagonist of Space Adventure Cobra, which is getting a videogame courtesy of Microids

Are you a fan of cult 80s sci-fi anime Space Adventure Cobra? If so, you'll be delighted to learn that it's getting a videogame adaptation courtesy of French publisher Microids. The game will be based on the series created by TMS Entertainment in the early 80s and will be released for consoles and PC.

Right now, we don't know too much about the game other than the fact that you'll presumably be playing as Cobra. On Twitter, Microids promises the ability to "play as the greatest bounty hunter in space" and reveals that Space Adventure Cobra is "in the works" right now. More info will follow soon, apparently.

In a press release, Microids promises a "futuristic and colorful" universe to match that of the anime. The studio also says it will honor the universe and characters of original Cobra manga creator Buichi Terasawa, and that its game will provide an "immersive gameplay experience" that's faithful to the 80s anime series.

Cobra drinking and relating a story in Space Adventure Cobra
Cobra is a roguish anime space hero, and you'll get to play as him in the upcoming Space Adventure Cobra game.

The original Cobra manga was first published in 1978. Created by Goku Midnight Eye author Buichi Terasawa, the series revolves around the roguish Cobra, who leads a life of adventure and danger alongside his partner, Lady Armadroid. The manga ran until 1984, and the anime series on which Microids' Space Adventure Cobra game will be based ran between 1982 and 1983.

Right now, we don't know what the Space Adventure Cobra game will be called, nor do we know what kind of form it'll take. Given the style of Cobra's adventures in the manga and anime, though, we can likely expect an action-adventure game with plenty of space battles. Microids says it'll reveal more about this project soon, so make sure you stay tuned to TechRaptor for more news about this nostalgic anime production. In the meantime, several episodes of Space Adventure Cobra are available on the official TMS YouTube channel, so you can check them out in preparation for the game.