Kadokawa Games detailed several more returning tanks in Metal Max Xeno Reborn, as well as the completely revamped tank customization system. It will even let people stick three tank cannons and more on a vehicle at once, if you wish. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
Here are the details below:
Revamped Tank Customization
Metal Max Xeno Reborn will allow players to fully enjoy tank customization by increasing the amount of freedom you have to change up your tank via the Garage option available at Iron Base.
Rather than having each tank be distinct in terms of fixed weaponry, you will now able to insert five different weapons into slots and customize which sorts of weapons each tank has available. This means you’ll now be able to create your ideal tank freely, with your imagination being the only limit.
For example, here’s a look at a customized version of the starting tank, the Modded Mk10. You’ll be able to change the “hole” type to allow different weapons, as well as open up holes if they are locked at first. The screenshot above shows off the Type-10 Custom with all holes customized to fit main tank guns.
Special Chip Sockets
Just like the main artillery, you will also be able to add up to five Characteristic Chips to sockets via the Garage. Players will no longer be limited by what C-Units and Characteristic Chips each tank can use and could freely mix up skill effects to their liking.
Here’s an example of the changes in action. At first, the Bizonte F tank only has two open slots, but it has been customized to add one additional slot. The player then equipped a combination of Active and Passive Chips to increase critical hits and use the Double Rush and Cannon Support skills for massive damage.
Like the other games in the series, you will be able to increase the defense of the chassis, but this time you can also lighten the weight in order to equip more weapons.
For example, for small vehicles like buggies, you can even stick large weaponry to them by lightening the chassis.
There is a special Characteristic Chip in the game called Double Engine, which takes up three sockets, but by equipping it, any vehicle can become a double engine vehicle. It’s a rare chip that’s hard to get your hands on.
Lightweight Tank “Wild Bus”
As shown in the previous trailer, the Wild Bus will return in this game as a lightweight tank. In terms of abilities, it’s one of the only chassis based off regular civilian vehicles and boasts one of the strongest movement speeds and evasion capabilities in-game, as well as having surprisingly high defense for a lightweight vehicle. People will be able to use the tank at its full potential by equipping it with large weapons and using its lightweight speed to charge into battle.
Middleweight Tank “PLT-1”
This is a middleweight tank based off a next-gen tank from a certain country. With its balanced high stats and customization potential, the tank will be very useful as an attacker no matter how far you are into the game.
Heavyweight Tank “Lil’ Squirt”
A heavyweight-type tank that you will obtain by defeating the L’il Squirt monster. Its exceptionally large body and armor tiles make it feel like a moving fortress. When you obtain it, it already has a double engine chassis and is wrapped by powerful cannons all around. By pushing its defense to the maximum via customization, it’ll be able to support with steady firepower and tank everything around it.
Middleweight Tank “Red Wolf”
This time, the “Scarlet Revenger” Red Wolf will not be the first tank obtained, but is rather a tank that you’ll get around the halfway point of the story. With its exceptional customization potential, the Red Wolf is a balanced-type machine that can be adapted for speedy battles or long-term assaults, depending on what you want. It’ll definitely be a trusty partner that will become your ace in the hole, especially as the monsters grow stronger in the latter half of the game.
Metal Max Xeno Reborn will release for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan on July 9, 2020. The game’s release was delayed by a few months in order to improve its quality.