Cygames announces the acquisition of the Metal Max intellectual property from the original publisher and developer, Kadokawa Games.
The press release reads, “Cygames has acquired Metal Max-related businesses from Kadokawa and Kadokawa Games. As a result, Cygames will take over the Metal Max series intellectual property and related assets. While future Metal Max series developments have yet to be determined, we are committed to creating a new future for the Metal Max series, which has over 30 years of history.”
Metal Max creator Hiroshi Miyaoka will continue to serve as series director. Additionally, Cygames confirms a brand new console game is in development. Platforms and a release date for the new title are pending at this time.
“Cygames has acquired the rights to Metal Max,” Miyaoka said. “I feel that this acquisition will be a great opportunity for the Metal Max series, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. As the original creator, I’d first like to thank Kadokawa and Kadokawa Games for their willingness to send [the series] off, and above all Cygames for welcoming it.”
Miyaoka adds, “As a director at Cygames, I, Hiroshi Miyaoka, will be working to reboot the series in earnest. We’re currently in the wild ideas stage, but my hope is that the series is reborn in a way that will reach not only Metal Max fans, but the hearts of RPG fans all over the world. Please look forward to it.”
Cygames producer Kenichiro Takaki adds, “Metal Max is one of many wonderful games that mesmerized me in my student days. ‘The intellectual property that makes a name for itself in history will be loved and passed down from generation to generation.’ I feel that this is the challenge faced by the entire games industry, as well as the mission of Cygames, which strives to ‘create the best content.’ I’m incredibly honored to be involved with Metal Max, which fate has allowed me to encounter once again. The project to create the best console game starts now. Please look forward to it.”