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Metal Wolf Chaos XD

2 months ago

Metal Wolf Chaos XD puts the American President into a mech suit

I've just come across the most recent fact to have ruined my day, and I'm here to share it with you: Did you know that the year 2004 - a time which exists in my mind as a temporal island that I was just walking through about three minutes ago - actually took place 15 years ago? It's true, because I was able to do…

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4 months ago

Metal Wolf Chaos XD throws down at the Fight House on August 6th

The headline does not lie - one of the boss fights in FromSoftware's Metal Wolf Chaos XD is a mech battle against an armoured, armed and re-branded White House. Despite arguably being the most American game on the original Xbox, its tale of a power-armoured US President liberating the nation one state at a time has been Japanese-only until now. Ported to PC by General…

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1 year ago

Feature: "Welcome to the White House"

How Metal Wolf Chaos is coming to PC after 14 years

“By the end of the first quarter of the 21st century, freedom was dead in America.” This is the opening line of Metal Wolf Chaos. But before the player can decide whether or not such a statement was prophetic back when this bullet-spraying action game came out 14 years ago, the 47th President of the United States, a man called Michael Wilson, erupts from the…

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Feature: The best of show

The best games of E3 2018, from cyberpunks to twisters

During this year’s E3, I saw the largest screen I’d ever witnessed, folded around the corner of a building like a giant piece of glowing paper. It told me to buy Nike. LA is already the neon futuretown of California, never mind Night City. But I didn’t just see ads for shoes at the LA convention centre, I saw a lot of games too. From…

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Metal Wolf Chaos XD plops the US president back into a mech

I'd never heard of Metal Wolf Chaos before today, which was why I raised an eyebrow at the claim this press release makes about it being "From Software’s legendary mech shooter" which was "previously released in 2004 as an Xbox exclusive only in Japan". To pinch some words from RPS news boy Dominic Tarason, the story stars "an American president single-handedly thwarting a coup with…

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