Cygames Acquires Metal Max IP from Kadokawa


Cygames announced today that it has acquired the Metal Max IP owned previously by Kadokawa and Kadokawa Games.

This means that the company will take over the IP and any related assets of the Metal Max series. The future development of the series has yet to be determined, but according to Cygames, they will make every effort to create a new future for the fan-favorite 30-year-old Metal Max series.

Cygames Acquires Metal Max IP from Kadokawa

Comment from Original Author & Director Hiroshi Miyaoka

I am pleased to announce that Cygames has now decided to fully take over the rights to the Metal Max franchise and IP. We at the development team feel that this transfer of rights is a great opportunity for the series, which celebrated its 30th-anniversary last year.

As the author of the original work, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to KADOKAWA and Kadokawa Games for their willingness to accept the transfer, and above all, for the warm welcome from Cygames.

Now, as a director of Cygames, I will now be working on the reboot of the Metal Max series. As of right now, we are still in the early planning stages, but I hope that the series will be reborn in such a way that it will reach not only the fans of Metal Max but also RPG fans from all over the world. Please look forward to our developments.

Comment from Cygames’ Kenichiro Takaki

Metal Max is one of the many great games that fascinated me back when I was a student. I feel that this is a challenge for the entire game industry, and it is also the mission of Cygames: “a company that strives to create the best content possible”.

I am very honored to be working on Metal Max, a game that I have had the privilege of being involved with. We are now starting the project to make it the best title ever. Please look forward to it!

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