Today publisher Microids and developer Endroad revealed the first gameplay and details of the upcoming anime-inspired mecha action game UFO Robot Grendizer: The Feast of the Wolves.
The game is inspired by the ultra-classic anime and manga by Go Nagai UFO Robot Grendizer, also known as Goldrake or Goldorak depending on the region. It's basically a legend among many belonging to my generation, having hit mainstream television in the late seventies and early eighties in several countries, especially in Europe.
It will be released in 2023 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, and pre-orders have opened today. We also learn that artist Philippe “Golgoth71” Dessoly, who has officially worked on the IP for quite a while, will contribute his creativity to the art of the game.
You can check out the first full trailer and gameplay reveal below.
Here's how Microids introduces the game officially.
"Get ready to experience an unforgettable adventure with Grendizer, the famous giant robot. This action/adventure game adapted from the cult animated series will immerse you in the heart of the universe of its creator, Go Nagai, and will give you the chance to pilot the most powerful robot and fight the forces of evil.
After Planet Fleed is destroyed by the Empire of Vega, Daisuke takes refuge on our planet. Taken in and adopted by Genzo Umon, he lives at the Shirakaba Farm. While Vega's invasion of Earth is imminent, Daisuke will defend the planet Earth with the help of Grendizer, the titanic robot hidden deep inside Genzo Umon's observatory. With the help of Kôji Kabuto, the prince of Planet Fleed will constantly repel Vegas' attacks and fight his terrible robots, the Monstronefs, which were sent to destroy him.
Play as Umon Daisuke and his colossal robot while fighting in epic battles with multiple gameplays: Piloting the Spazer (flying module where Grendizer is housed), vertical shoot-them-up in the Kôji Kabuto’s TFO, and 3rd person action/combat by controlling Grendizer. Use his iconic and devastating attacks to destroy the terrifying Monstronefs and save the earth.
Find yourself in Umon Daisuke's shoes and meet many essential characters during dialog sequences in the iconic environments of the series, which was so diligently reproduced in accordance with the designs of the original series.
And finally, earn experience points while completing missions to achieve new abilities and upgrade your powers.
Broadcasted for over 40 years, the cult animated series Grendizer has marked several generations with its history, which is so rich in twists and turns. Million people around the world still remember his metamorphoses and lightning fists."
- For the very first time, play as Grendizer and Umon Daisuke in this action/adventure game, which is all about the metal colossus.
- Execute and improve the famous must-have attacks of the giant robot
- Find all the characters, iconic places, and enemies of the TV series.
- A new gaming experience is offered to you in multiple game phases: Action/Brawler, 3rd person Shooter, Shoot Them Up and Exploration.
- The iconic music of the series has been remastered, and you will be able to enjoy it throughout the game
UFO Robot Grendizer: The Feast of the Wolves was teased all the way back in February 2021 and then unveiled in October of the same year. Exactly two years have passed since the first tease (it was February 23), and at long last, we get to see that the game is quite promising. It better be, considering how relevant the franchise is for those who were kids in the eighties like me.