Update: Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed is a brand new Zoids video game which "combines simple and intuitive 3D combat with spectacular, anime graphics" and is releasing exclusively to Switch on October 16th 2020.
Here's some PR:
In Zoids WIld: Blast Unleashed players will let loose the wild mecha power and animal instincts of Zoids, in breathtaking, head-to-head battles against friends or in a new single player Zoids story that follows the war between Arashi's Team Freedom and the power-hungry Team Dark Metal.
"We are thrilled to be part of the charge, bringing this newest iteration of the legendary Zoids franchise to the West" said Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games. "This is an intergenerational brand that resonates with kids and adults alike, and we can't wait for everyone to dive into the action and play together later this year."
This brand new video game is based on the smash hit 'Zoids Wild' anime series, the latest iteration of the 35+ year global franchise that spans model kits, comics, TV and video games. With faithful anime graphics, and intuitive 3D combat, Zoids Wild Blast Unleashed is the ultimate mecha showdown!
Original Story: [Tue 16th Jun, 2020 09:30 BST]: Once upon a time, Zoids was a big deal in the west. Back in the 1980s, when big robots were all the rage, the plastic kit toy line was a major hit for Tomy. However, in recent years the series has become virtually unknown outside of Japan – but it seems that is about to change.
The Australian rating board states that Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed is coming to that region, with Outright Games handling publishing duties. Dutch studio Codeglue is listed as the developer, which is strange as Zoids titles are usually developed in Japan. Zoids Wild, in case you were wondering, is the name of the fifth 'cross-media' series based on the toy, and started in 2018.
It's not known yet which Zoids entry this actually is; Zoids games have been coming out in Japan pretty regularly, so this could be a localised version of last year's Switch release Zoids Wild: King of Blast. However, a new Zoids game was announced for Japan recently, so there's a chance this could be the western version of that. A third option is that this is an all-new game developed by Codeglue, but that seems like an outside bet; Codeglue has a talent for porting titles so it could be that it is simply handling the localisation process.
Whatever the story is behind Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed, we'll report back once we know for sure.