Cygames have announced they have acquired the IP to Metal Max from Kadokawa Games.
Metal Max series creator Hiroshi Miyaoka said in the press release:
“Cygames has acquired the rights to Metal Max. I feel that this acquisition will be a great opportunity for the Metal Max series, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. As the original creator, I’d first like to thank Kadokawa and Kadokawa Games for their willingness to send [the series] off, and above all Cygames for welcoming it.”
The Metal Max franchise started back in 1991 for the Nintendo Famicom. Since then there have been 15 titles released for the franchise with the latest being this past April with Metal Dogs.