Today NIS America announced that Kadokawa Games’ open-world vehicular JRPG Metal Max Xeno has a release date for the west.
The game will launch in North America on September 25th and in Europe on September 28th. The western release will come exclusively for PS4, as the PS Vita version remains exclusive to Japan.
If you’re not familiar with the game, you can check out an official description below.
About the game:
Humanity is on the brink of extinction. Half a century ago, a mother computer known as NOA became sentient and almost destroyed humankind. NOA’s destructive reach has even reduced Asia’s largest
metropolis, TOKIO, to rubble. Explore this desolate wasteland as Talis, a casualty in this conflict, as he searches for allies and hope in a vengeance charged war against machines.
Style Your Tanks – Explore the barren desert, salvage new tanks, and upgrade them using over hundreds of parts! Customize your tanks with fresh paint and the strongest firepower you can find.
Fight for Humanity – The world has been devastated by a mother computer in its plan to eradicate humankind. Explore the vast desert and unite with remaining survivors to rise against the crazed machines and deadly mutants.
Hold Your Ground – NOA’s forces will track you down wherever you are! Make a preemptive strike from inside your tank when your foes appear, or disembark and explore dangerous strongholds on foot with your allies.
NIS America also released a trailer showing off the game. You can enjoy it below. If you want to see more, you can check out a recent batch of screenshots, the announcement trailer of the western release, alongside the launch trailer of the Japanese one.
Metal Max Xeno marks the return of the Metal Max franchise, that has been dormant for quite some time after bouncing around both Sony and Nintendo platforms, with a stop-and-go on mobile as well. The game actually did quite well in Japan, for a niche title, even managing to get into the top-ten digital download chart on Famitsu for its release month.