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Taito revival game Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission announced – Effinate Games

Publisher Microids and French developer Virtuallyz Gaming have announced Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission for PC, consoles and VR.

The new Taito revival game is coming to Windows PC (and VR on Quest 2), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

While the PC and console versions will launch in Fall 2022, the VR version will arrive in 2023. Fans will be able to pick up the game at retail on Switch, PS4 and PS5 – the Xbox, PC and Quest 2 versions are digital-only.

Here is an overview of the game:

Discover or rediscover Operation Wolf, the cult classic arcade game developed and published by TAITO in 1987, one of the very first games to offer side-scrolling rail shooting action.

Developed by French studio Virtuallyz Gaming, Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission stays true to the original game while offering a brand new art style. Players are invited to experience the atmosphere of an 80s action movie thanks to non-stop frenetic gameplay!

In the game campaign, you have to play solo or co-op locally as special agents tasked with fighting a criminal organization. In addition to drug and weapons smuggling, the organization led by the mysterious General Viper appears to have developed a weapon of mass destruction! After the discovery of several of the group’s bases, the agents are sent to the site to dismantle the consortium, remove the weapons and free the hostages from various prison camps.


  • Comeback of 1987 cult arcade game!
  • New art style
  • Non-stop action
  • A campaign for one or two players
  • A survival mode (endless waves of enemies)
  • A full blown arsenal (smg, shotgun, grenade launcher…)
  • A leaderboard

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