Microids has released a teaser trailer and first screenshots for its February-announced UFO Robot Grendizer video game, as well as confirmed it will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC in 2023. It will be developed by Fallback studio Endroad.
Here is an overview of the game, via Microids:
Grendizer is developed by the French development studio Endroad, made up of experienced developers formerly at Ubisoft or Amplitude Studios. Additionally, the renown art and creative director Laurent Cluzel will lend a hand in the production of the game. Alongside Laurent, Philippe “Golgoth71” Dessoly, Ocean Software veteran (where he started in 1989) and Grendizer‘s official artist for five years, will also pitch in to support the creative efforts on the game’s art style.
Based on the famous anime adapted from Go Nagai’s manga UFO Robot Grendizer, this new action game will grant nostalgic gamers the chance to play as Duke Fleet and his great robot, and enjoy epic adventures. A unique opportunity to dive head first into an iconic pop culture universe filled with bravery, treason, and sensational battles!
The cult animated series was one of the first successful exports of Japanese animation around end of the 70s. We all remember the iconic battles and the Grendizer‘s weaponry used to defeat King Vega’s forces, launching attacks on Earth from its secret base hidden on the dark side of the moon. Are you ready for a legendary comeback?
“We are delighted to finally share the firsts screens from Grendizer,” Microids CEO Stephane Longeard said in a press release. “Endroad is a very talented studio and we are confident in their expertise to transcribe the universe created by Go Nagai in a great video game. We cannot wait to share more about the title’s gameplay!”
Endroad co-founder and game director Colomban Ciceron added, “We have been working fervently on the Grendizer project, aiming at the highest quality to please the fans and the newcomers alike that didn’t get the chance to be introduced to Duke Fleed (Daisuke Umon in Japan) and his friends. This is such an abounding universe that deserves the most focused attention to detail. We are all fans of this IP we grew up with and we’re fully dedicated in providing players the game they’ve been dreaming about for decades. We are exceedingly grateful to be able to work on this IP and will do our very best to deliver an exceptional gaming experience.”
Watch the teaser trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery.