Endroad develops PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC game
French publisher Microids (formerly Anuman Interactive) unveiled a teaser trailer for its action game based on the UFO Robot Grendizer anime on Thursday. The teaser reveals the game’s 2023 release date for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Endroad is developing the game.
The publisher also shared two screenshots from the game.
Microids described the game:
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!
UFO Robo Grendizer was the third installment of Nagai’s Mazinger giant robot franchise. The original Grendizer anime and manga launched in 1975, and the anime was later imported to the United States as part of Jim Terry‘s Force Five project. The anime and manga would also inspire three anime films.
In France, the anime was titled Goldorak when it premiered in 1978. The series helped to boost the impact and popularity of anime in the country.
Nagai launched the Grendizer Giga manga in Akita Shoten‘s Champion RED magazine in September 2014, and ended it in July 2015. The story is a full reboot of Nagai’s UFO Robo Grendizer story. When a great fleet of flying saucers invades Earth, it awakens the true power of Daisuke Uryū. (The main lead of UFO Robo Grendizer was named Daisuke Umon.)
The manga received an animated promotional video in April 2015 to commemorate the launch of the first compiled manga volume, as well as Grendizer‘s 40th anniversary.