Microids and TMS announced today that a new Cobra game is in the pre-production stage. This is being adapted from the Japanese animation series produced by TMS Entertainment (based on illustrations and comic books created by Buichi Terasawa).
Little is known about the upcoming project. Microids has said that the game “provides players the opportunity to step into Cobra’s shoes as the famous galactic bounty hunter, in a futuristic and colorful universe”. Platforms haven’t been specified, but everything Microids puts out ends up on Switch.
Microids CEO Stéphane Longeard said of today’s announcement: “We are extremely excited to work on this adaptation of Space Adventure Cobra, a legendary anime which has inspired a whole generation of fans. We are committed to respecting the universe and characters created by Buichi Terasawa, while providing an immersive gameplay experience, faithful to the spirit of the anime series. The Cobra game promises to be a great adventure for fans and gamers looking for a rich and compelling universe.”
Tadashi Takezaki, CEO of TMS Entertainment, added: “We were very impressed with the passion and professionalism of the Microids team, and we are confident that Cobra fans will be thrilled with the new video game. We are looking forward to the final product, which promises to delight the fans.”
The cult manga Cobra was made in 1978. The main character has a Psycho Gun attached to his left arm, and is known for his partnership with Lady.
Source: Microids PR