Back in September of 2022, Microids announced Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission, a return of the cult classic arcade game developed and published by TAITO in 1987. This was one of the very first games to offer side-scrolling, rail-shooting action.
The original plan for Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission was to bring it to Switch in Fall of 2022, but that never happened. Today, Microids has announced that the new plan is to bring the game out in Fall 2023. As previously mentioned, this will include a digital release and a Day One retail edition.
Developed by the French studio Virtuallyz Gaming, Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission remains faithful to the original game whilst offering a brand new art style. Players are invited to experience the mood of an 80’s action movie thanks to a non-stop frenetic gameplay.
In the game campaign, play solo or co-op locally as special agents tasked to fight a criminal organization. In addition to drug and weapon trafficking, the organization lead by the mysterious General Viper seems to have developed a weapon of mass destruction! Following the discovery of several of the group bases, the agents are sent on location to dismantle the consortium, eliminate the weapons and free the hostages from various prisoner camps.