Microids announces the imminent release of Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission!

Officially licensed by TAITO, this new vision for the rail shooter genre cornerstone will launch this fall on consoles and comes to VR in 2023.

Paris, September 16th 2022 – Tokyo Game Show 2022 – Microids is delighted to announce Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission with a handful of screenshots. Discover or rediscover Operation Wolf, the cult classic arcade game developed and published by TAITO in 1987, one of the very first games to offer side scrolling rail shooting action.  

Developed by the French studio Virtuallyz Gaming, Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission remains faithful to the original game whilst offering a brand new art style. Players are invited to experience the mood of an 80’s action movie thanks to a non-stop frenetic gameplay! 

In the game campaign, play solo or co-op locally as special agents tasked to fight a criminal organization. In addition to drug and weapon trafficking, the organization lead by the mysterious General Viper seems to have developed a weapon of mass destruction! Following the discovery of several of the group bases, the agents are sent on location to dismantle the consortium, eliminate the weapons and free the hostages from various prisoner camps.

Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission will be released fall 2022 both digitally and in retail with a Day One Edition for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 & Nintendo Switch and digitally only on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC  

The VR version of the game for Meta Quest 2 will launch in 2023.

Game facts 

  • Comeback of the 1987 cult arcade game! 
  • New art style 
  • Non-stop action 
  • A campaign for one or two players 
  • A survival mode (endless waves of enemies) 
  • A full blown arsenal (smg, shotgun, grenade launcher…) 
  • A leaderboard 
Team Microids