Hey, remember Zoids? Well they’re back! in Switch form!
Earlier today, toymaker Takara Tomy announced that they will launch a new line in their long-running Zoids toy franchise. The new line, called Zoids Wild, will receive an anime, a new manga series, and a Nintendo Switch game.
We break the details down below:
A trailer and visual, as well as the first staff members were unveiled for the Zoids Wild anime.
The two-minute trailer opens with a wireframe silhouette of the Wild Liger set against a black background, as lightning crackles. The action cuts to a CGI render of the Wild Liger as it springs into action, before delivering a brief series retrospective, before cutting to a black screen with the staff and broadcast details.
the visual features the Wild Liger crouched and ready for action as it stands against a black background.
The Zoids Wild anime will be produced by Oriental Light and Magic. Norihiko Sudo (Comic Party, Pokemon Advance) will direct the title, while Mitsutaka Hirota (Nanbaka, The Prince of Tennis II) takes charge of series composition.
The series will air this summer on MBS. A specific première date hasn’t been specified as of press time.
Four characters were confirmed, along with their Zoids:
- Arashi (Wild Liger)
- Penne (Scorpear)
- Dorake (Gilraptor)
- Gallagher (Death Rex)
Visuals for the characters were shown off, which you can check out below:
The Zoids Wild manga will launch in Shogakukan’s CoroCoro Comic magazine in April. As of press time, an author has yet to be confirmed.
The game is currently confirmed for Nintendo Switch. Other platforms have not yet been announced.
A line of Zoids Wild model kits will also be released in June. The initial models, the ZW01 Wild Liger and ZW02 Gil Raptor, will be priced at 3,000 yen ($27.91 USD) each.
Visuals of both toys were previously released, which you can check out below.
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A smartphone app is also in the works, which will allow fans to share photos and videos of their Zoids model kits.
Sources: Dengeki, Yaraon!, Ota-suke, Twitter (pKjd818)