Cult Classic coin-op shooter Operation Wolf is back. The classic coin-op action-shooter by Taito from the late 80s, which was also on home computers like the ZX Spectrum and Amiga 500 is making a comeback on PS VR2 in June.
Publisher Microids and developer Vituallyz Gaming have announced that Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission VR will be coming to PS VR2 on June 22nd.
When it was released in 1987, Operation Wolf was one of the first-ever side-scrolling, rails shooters. Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission VR will remain true to the spirit of the original game while featuring a new artistic direction.
Check out some awesome new screenshots from the game from Microids.
Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission VR Features
In Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission you play as a special agent fighting a new criminal organization. In addition to arms and drug trafficking, the organization, led by the mysterious General Viper, has developed a powerful new weapon. After discovering several of its bases, you will be sent to dismantle the organization, destroy the weapon and free the hostages held captive in surrounding camps.
Not only is Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission VR a comeback of the classic 80s game it will also have several new features. Developer Vituallyz Gaming has gone for a new art style for the game but there will also be a solo campaign with six levels. A survival/hoard mode where you are pitted against endless waves of enemies. And the game will feature a full-blown arsenal of weapons including SMGs, Machine Guns, and Grenade Launchers.
A non-VR version of Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission will also be available later in 2023 for PS4 and PS5.
Brings Back Fond Memories
I have very fond memories of playing Operation Wolf on the ZX Spectrum and then on the Amiga 500. If I remember correctly, I think it was one of the first full-price games I ever bought for the old Spectrum 128K. I am looking forward to seeing if Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission VR will be true to the original, or will feel like the original. Albeit with shiny new graphics and stuff.
If you are curious as to what Operation Wolf looked like on the ZX Spectrum then check out this video.