Just moments before E3 begins, the Devolver Digital twitter account had an interesting post for fans of aggressively quirky FromSoftware mecha title Metal Wolf Chaos. Featuring only a picture of a U.S. presidential seal, the post has lit up amongst fans eager to see the game finally come West.
If you aren’t familiar with Metal Wolf Chaos, I’m not surprised. It’s an extra-culty classic released for the Xbox back in 2004 in Japan only. You play as 47th President of the United States Michael Wilson, who is betrayed by his incredibly obviously evil vice president and nemesis Richard Hawk. Seriously, look at the video below and tell me that man isn’t comically evil. Why would you ever make him your vice president?
Aside from the beautiful laughter of Richard Hawk, the game featured complex mecha gameplay and customization as you and your mecha, codenamed “Metal Wolf”, try to take back America. It also features what may be some of the most patriotic lines of dialogue for America in any game ever, so there’s that.
The weird part? It featured full English (well, Engrish, more like) voice-acting with Japanese subtitles…and it never came west. Ever. You can find the original copy new on Amazon right now for a toasty $487.46! What a steal!
Regardless of what may or may not be happening with Metal Wolf Chaos, it’s safe to say that Devolver Digital has some plans for a very presidential announcement, and it may be coming to us this E3. Or, they may be trolling us, which they’ve been known to do for a while. Still, Devolver Digital has expressed previous interest in Metal Wolf Chaos, so only time will tell.
— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) June 8, 2018