Metal Wolf Chaos XD Launches in August

From Software's over-the-top mech action title will finally see its first release outside of Japan very soon.
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Devolver Digital has officially announced via Twitter that From Software’s formerly Japan-exclusive mech action title, Metal Wolf Chaos XD, will launch for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on August 6.

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The publisher also released a, which can be seen above. 

It has been said that Metal Wolf Chaos XD will feature upgraded visuals, refined controls and gameplay, a new save system, and 4K and 16:9 support for a modern display.

Players who purchase the game will also receive an exclusive mech skin, which depends on what platform upon which it’s purchased. Additionally, those who pre-order on PlayStation 4 will receive an exclusive theme.

Metal Wolf Chaos stars fictional 47th U.S. President Michael Wilson as he takes on U.S. Vice President Richard Hawk, who has conquered the country with an army of mechs. Using a mech of his own, it’s Wilson’s sworn duty to take the country back, no matter what.

Metal Wolf Chaos was originally released in Japan for the original Xbox on December 22, 2004. Despite only being released in Japan, the game is notable for its cheesy voice acting.

In a Gamescom 2018 interview with Famitsu, Producer Yatsutaka Ogura revealed that Metal Wolf Chaos was originally supposed to release worldwide, but did not due to sensitive timing after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Metal Wolf Chaos XD was first officially announced during Devolver Digital’s Press Briefing for E3 2018 with a release window for later that year, until it was delayed to mid-2019. Prior to E3 2019, it was announced that the release date would not be revealed until after the event. 

A Famitsu article claimed the game would also be coming to Nintendo Switch, but corrected this false information via Twitter.

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