Metal Max 4 Takes The Post Apocalyptic RPG Series Into 3D

By Spencer . June 19, 2013 . 4:00pm

l_51c11dbbb3d1dFifty years after the world was decimated in the Great Destruction, humanity lives on. Metal Max 4: Moonlight Diva takes place on Concrete Island where a boy named Hinata lives with Gib and Sasha. The three lived peacefully until a mysterious person named Gomodo appeared on the island and kidnapped Gib. Then… Sasha transforms into a bicycle and the two of them escape. Gib is still captured and your goal is set off on an adventure and rescue him.


Metal Max 4: Moonlight Diva looks completely different from the other Metal Max games since it’s the first title in the core series to use 3D graphics. The game also has voice acting during event scenes with the main characters. On top of Hinata (whose name can be changed), there is Zukeeya (who is probably the Diva in the title), Sasha, and Nappo (a dog).


The battle system uses Metal Max 2: Reloaded (a DS remake of a Super Famicom game) as the base. Players will be able to use vehicles and fight on foot. Atsuji Yamamoto designed Wanted monsters for Metal Max 4. In previous Metal Max titles, these notorious monsters had bounties and were like side quests for players that wanted to hunt them.


Metal Max 4: Moonlight Diva is slated for release this fall on Nintendo 3DS.


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  • Rytan

    There’s probably a zero percent chance of this ever making it to NA, but here’s to hoping. I loved Metal Saga, even though that was more of a spin-off than anything.

    • Warboss Aohd

      i fink yer bein’ pessimistic, it’s a 3DS RPG wit’ Tanks an’ a Art Style dat ain’t dat cutesy stuff dat iz everywhere lately.

      Gaijin Works, Atlus, an’ XSeed are probably interested.

      • Bigabu Beaze

        Wow welcome back. I hope this game gets localized too!

      • Rytan

        I pray you’re right, my friend. I’m still sad we never saw Metal Max 3 here.

      • LynxAmali

        We only ever got one title, which was on the PS2.

        Not holding my breath.

  • …I have so many questions about [this picture], but I’m not sure where to start. (Or whether I really want to know the answers at all.)

    • Seems pretty normal *scratches head* /oblivious

      • That picture is pretty tame going by this series’ standard.

        And I’m really glad the dogs are back. I really liked them in MM2:Reloaded.

    • Judge Jpody

      This just reminded me of that one H anime where the guy turned himself a human bike to be able to suck a woman’s private. Don’t judge me.

    • fyi1191

      That picture = creative Japanese runs wild.
      Or too much of FF13’s Shiva.

  • Warboss Aohd

    would like to play it definitly.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    THIS!!VV IS METAL, he know how to ride a girl.

    • KnifeAndFork


      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        best thing ever

    • Göran Isacson

      …. For some reason, I suddenly imagine the Sassy Gay Friend to show up and go “look at your life girl, look at your choices! You’re giving every sleazebag out there the opportunity to say every stupid “ride”-related pick up line any girl who has NOT turned herself into a motorcycle can slap them silly for!”

      Alas, her fate could have been avoided… if she had a Sassy Gay Friend.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething


      • Warboss Aohd

        so DAT’S where da ‘Sassy Gay Hawke’ joke came from.

        • Göran Isacson

          And now you know, boss. And knowing is half the battle… for non-orks. You guys can keep running into wars gun blazing completely ignorant, that’s why we loves ya. :)

          • Warboss Aohd

            Da Mad Wolves always plan in war……….also apparently da Blood Ax orks use strategiez used by da Imperium (not making up the Blood Axes, go look them up.)

  • Yuriangels

    i dont know about you but dat panda!!!

  • Namuro

    Watch out, Snow, you have a competitor now!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Seeing the 3D art, it makes me remember Etrian Odyssey on 3DS lol. This really is making me droll for this game.

  • Nickie

    So another RPG that looks cool that won’t get localized? T_T

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    Oh….oh no. Metal Max taking objectification of women to a whole new level.

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