Retro-Inspired Platformer “Metaloid: Origin” Comes to PS4 on Tuesday

Publisher Eastasiasoft has announced that retro-inspired action platformer Metaloid: Origin will be available on PS4 starting Tuesday, 13 July (that’s tomorrow, at the time of this writing).

Developed by Retro Revolution and ported by 7 Raven Studios, Metaloid: Origin is actually the sequel to a run-and-gun action title METAGAL. And while the name “Metaloid” might suggest an inspiration from Nintendo’s Metroid series, the game actually has far more in common with Capcom’s Mega Man X series. Ah- METAGAL. That makes more sense, now.

In addition to throwback pixelated art style, Metaloid: Origin features 3 playable characters with unique abilities, 9 biomes to traverse, multiple difficulty settings, and the music composer as METAGAL.

Here’s the official breakdown of Metaloid: Origin from Eastasiasoft:

Take the role of 3 “Predator” androids as they defend their world against the robot army of Lucian Corp. Each playable character offers distinct advantages. Erika can flood the screen with bullet fire, Zeta uses atomic thunder to strike hard and fast, while Neva employs a jetpack to fly across levels and attack from above. As one of these warriors, you’ll have to traverse forests, deserts, caves and snowfields to stop the invaders before they drain the planet’s resources and fuel a galactic war! Use Soulrium dropped by defeated robots to unlock new weapons at any time, and gain the power needed to take down menacing bosses.

Metaloid: Origin will be available on the North America, Europe and Asia via PSN for US$6.99/€6.99. For comparison, that’s roughly 1.01 in Bison dollars. Hey, it’s releasing on a Tuesday, after all.

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