Metal Max Xeno: Reborn Talks Tanks and Turrets
Kadokawa Games has released some new details and screenshots for its upcoming post-apocalyptic JRPG, Metal Max Xeno: Reborn. Reborn offers more customization options over the original Metal Max Xeno, doing away with fixed weapons entirely and opening weapon slots up to armaments of any type, as well as providing additional chip sockets for further enhancements. Further tank modification options include the ability to trade defensive weight for firepower and install double engines.
The developer has also offered a glimpse at four of the game’s metal mounts essential for survival in the scorched wasteland of Dystokio. The Wild Bus is an ideal troop carrier due to its light weight and maneuverability, but can also be outfitted with some heavy firepower in a pinch. The PLT-01 is a good all-round tank with high modification potential. The Li’l Squirt is a heavily-armored double-engine fortress on wheels that can only be acquired by defeating the matching superdreadnaught Wanted monster of the same name first. Finally, the protagonist’s fabled “Scarlet Revenger”, the Wolf, is a highly modifiable middleweight tank that is obtained in the middle of the game rather than being available at the start as it was in the original Metal Max Xeno.
Metal Max Xeno: Reborn is scheduled to launch in Japan on July 9, 2020, for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The remake is still set in a post-apocalyptic setting, but Reborn will have a brand new engine along with changes made to other systems and dungeons. First-print copies of the game will include a special reversible cover that honors the series’ origins. These copies will also include the “Dystokio Survival Textbook”, a 100-plus page book that has information on monsters, vehicles, weapons, and arms in the game.