Kadokawa Games has released new information and screenshots on Metal Max Xeno detailing new characters Po-M, D’Annunzio, and Jingorou, dungeons called “Remains,” and more.
Get the details below.
■ Iron Base
Once a healthy sea called the “Tokyo Bay,” it too was affected by the “Great Destruction.” Today, as it continues to be desertified, it is changing into the “Tokyo Desert.” Within the Tokyo Desert is the “Iron Base,” a mysterious building that gives off an unusual aura, but is the base of operations for the protagonist and company. The facility is a scientific fortress built to serve human science in order to overthrow NOA, and its power and equipment use the most advanced technology capable of semi-permanent action. Since its defense army was destroyed in its trial operation phase, the Iron Base became isolated. Military officials have since forbade civilian entry, and the people within the base live quietly and secluded.
Po-M (voiced by Rika Tachibana)
- Gender: Female-type Android
A female-type android deployed for testing purposes at the Iron Base. Her official name is “Post Human Modified Class M,” or “Po-M” for short. She watches over Talis and company during their adventure, and also provides advice through telecommunication.
D’Annunzio (voiced by Gou Shinohara)
- Gender: Male
A former soldier who was part of the defense squad during the Tokyo Counteroffensive. He knows about various things in detail, speaks in a feminine tone, and works the counter at a bar-like facility at the Iron Base.
Jingorou (voiced by Jin Urayama)
- Gender: Male
A member of the maintenance team who loves tanks from the bottom of his heart and, like D’Annunzio, spends his time leading a secluded life. Among other things, it seems that he likes the R-Wolf piloted by Talis quite a lot. His tank maintenance skills are the best in the world. He also trained Yokky, who was taken in to the Iron Base as a war orphan, in the arts of repairing and maintenance.
■ Death Tokio Bay Area: “Tokyo Desert”
In the Tokyo Desert, there are several refugee camps outside of the “Iron Town” attached to the Iron Base, but shortly before Talis arrives at the Iron Base, it would seem that it was being destroyed by a large-scale attack the new-type violent monsters SoNS.
■ The Monsters That Live in Tokyo Desert, The Starting Area
When stepping outside the Iron Base, a dangerous field expands where monsters run rampant. If you carelessly forget to drive a tank (vehicle) and are suddenly attacked by a monster, you’ll end up in a sticky situation.
—Red Swan: A “Named” monster. They wander about the outskirts of the Iron Base. A sand-shark variant, its body color is a blood-like crimson.
—Unmanned Tank: A tank-type monster characterized by its three main cannons lined up vertically. It is a completely autonomous and unmanned tank.
—Desert Hopper: An autonomously moving cannon. It jumps along the desert sand like a water strider walking atop the water.
■ No Tanks. Challenge the “Remains” with Your Own Being
The “Remains,” dungeons where valuable relics and items lie dormant, cannot be entered with a tank. In order to confront monsters with your own being, you must make sure your weapons and equipment are all well-suited to the challenge.
—Kill Machine: Unmanned robots developed by the military to fight on the battlefield in place of human soldiers. They were hijacked by NOA and turned into murder machines that kill mankind.
—Murder Amoeba: Proterozoic life forms mutated into huge monsters due to contamination. They inhabit the dungeons. If you can get the poison out, they apparently make a great source of protein.
■ Ending Theme Song
The ending theme song, “Aube,” will be sung by theater-style pop unit ELFI.
Metal Max Xeno is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan in spring 2018.
View the screenshots at the gallery.