28 Oct Microids unveils the first visuals for Grendizer!
Paris, October 28th 2021 – Microids is delighted to show for the very first time the artistic direction of Grendizer through two artworks and a tantalizing teaser. The Grendizer video game will be released in 2023 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Stéphane Longeard, CEO of Microids, is very enthusiastic about the development progress: “we are delighted to finally share the firsts screens from Grendizer. 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!”
Grendizer is developed by the French development studio Endroad, made up of experienced developers formerly at Ubisoft or Amplitude Studios. Additionally, the renown art & 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.
“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” declares Colomban Cicéron, Game Director and co-funder of Endroad.
Based on the famous anime adapted from Go Nagai’s manga UFO Robo Grendizer, this new action game will grant the 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 70’s. 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?
Grendizer will be released in 2023 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.