Microids Makes A Game Adaptation… From A Manga!?

We’re used to Microids drawing IPs from the French-speaking world to make games, but this time, the French publisher has gone much further…


Microids has agreed with Japanese animation studio TMS Entertainment to make a game based on the manga and anime Space Adventure Cobra. That name is incorrect: the IP is called Cobra, and the anime from the 1980s is called Space Cobra, so it’s a bit unclear what Microids is talking about (in French, the first series was called Cobra Space Adventure, not the same name…), but it’s clear that the game is in pre-production, i.e., the pre-development phase, and is being developed for “consoles and PC.”

Let’s see Microids’ description: “The video game allows players to step into Cobra’s shoes as the famous galactic bounty hunter in a futuristic and colorful universe. Created in 1978, the cult manga Cobra has fascinated many generations of fans with its complex plot known for its many twists and turns. With his legendary Psycho Gun attached to his left arm and his iconic partnership with Lady, the notorious space pirate Cobra has captivated audiences for decades.”

Stephane Longeard, CEO of Microids, said in the press release: “We are extremely excited to work on this adaptation of Space Adventure Cobra, a legendary anime that 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 a great adventure for fans and gamers looking for a rich and compelling universe.” TMS Entertainment CEO Tadashi Takezaki 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 look forward to the final product, which promises to delight the fans.”

The only thing we don’t understand is that Microids couldn’t look up the English name of the anime because the extra word they put in the French version is nowhere to be found in the original Japanese name…

Source: Gematsu

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