Taito revival game Operation Wolf Returns: First Mission announced

Operation Wolf Returns

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 are launching in fall 2022, the VR version is coming 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’s a rundown on 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 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.


  • Comeback of the 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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