Metal Max Xeno: Reborn Character Growth Detailed
Kadokawa Games provided new information and screenshots for the upcoming Metal Max Xeno: Reborn. The new media and details highlight the game’s characters and its growth system. The system overhauls that of the original Metal Max Xeno and gives players points to spend on five skill trees covering the general disciplines of Drive, Repair, Medical, Militia, and Survive. These trees include skills that are unique to each character.
Main protagonist Talis is a new arrival in Dystokio who has a mechanical left arm. He specialises in Drive skills, giving him a full upgrade tree in that discipline, and he also has a unique skill tree for “Neph-Tech”, which includes a skill when his arm transforms and unleashes a flaming strike. Yokky is a mechanic and specialises in the Repair skill tree and also has the ability to reduce the defense of machine-type enemies. Toni specialises in Survive skills and has a unique smoke bomb ability. She is also able to play dead when she finds herself in trouble to stop monsters from continuing to attack her.
Dylan is the former leader of a gang that was wiped out by monsters, with Dylan swearing revenge. He is strongest with Militia skills that work best in fights against human enemies. Maria is a soldier known as “Immortal Maria”. She is also strong with Militia skills with her unique skills allowing her to get the first strike from further away as well as to intercept enemy attacks. Misaki is a medic with an androgynous appearance. Unsurprisingly, he focuses on Medical skills but is also useful offensively with skills that are strong against human enemies as well as an ability that can defeat bio-type enemies with one hit. Finally, Ittica joins mid-way through the game and is a former kabuki actress. She is able to mimic the unique abilities of other characters.
Metal Max Xeno: Reborn is set to be released in Japan for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on July 9, 2020. The game features a brand new game engine alongside significant changes to its systems and dungeon designs, as well as the return of series regular Pochi the battle dog. A sequel to Metal Max Xeno: Reborn, Metal Max Xeno: Reborn 2, is also in development.