The manga series Cobra has taken many forms over the years and is now transitioning back into the video game medium. As announced by Microids and TMS Entertainment, Space Adventure Cobra has entered the first stages of development.
It’s slated for “consoles and PC” but it’s unclear which consoles it’s coming to. A release window was also not mentioned. Players will play as the titular galactic bounty hunter Cobra and wield the Psycho Gun attached to his left arm while fighting alongside Lady Armaroid, his longtime partner. Microids CEO Stéphane Longeard gave a statement on the upcoming title.
“We are very excited to work on this adaptation of Space Adventure Cobra, a legendary anime that has inspired an entire generation of fans,” said Longeard. “We are committed to respecting the universe and characters created by Buichi Terasawa, while providing an immersive gaming experience, true to the spirit of the anime series. The Cobra The game promises to be a great adventure for fans and gamers looking for a rich and engaging universe.”
TMS Entertainment CEO Tadashi Takezaki also had encouraging words for the partnership.
“We are very impressed with the passion and professionalism of the Microids team, and we are confident in that Cobra fans will be happy with the new video game,” Takezaki. “We are looking forward to the final product, which promises to delight the fans.”
Cobra emerged in many different forms after his manga began in 1978. There was a film called Space Adventure Cobra: The Movie in 1982, the Space Cobra animated series that also ran in 1982, another animated series called Cobra Animation which started in 2010, some original video animations, and more. There are a few Cobra video games in the past, but the more recent ones are pachislot or pachinko machines.