Metal Slug is back, but in a new form as revealed in a very exciting announcement trailer revealed during Summer Game Fest.
I love tactics games, and seeing Metal Slug Tactics has kicked my hype into high gear:
Seriously, it looks like the Advanced Wars game I’ve been wanting to come back for a while! Combined with a great artstyle and impressive developers, and I’m very, very ready to get my hands on this one.
Publisher Dotemu and developer Leikir Studio in partnership with SNK today announced Metal Slug Tactics, an exciting adaptation of the iconic series’ satisfying action through grid-based tactical warfare coming to PC via Steam, as part of Summer Game Fest 2021.
Metal Slug Tactics reunites Marco, Eri, Fio, and Tarma as they lead the Peregrine Falcon Squad into a new battlefield through dynamic, strategic combat. Players wield classic METAL SLUG weaponry, leveraging skill trees, perks, and a super attack-fueling adrenaline system to outwit and demolish flanks of the series’ signature villains.
Metal Slug Tactics’ challenging missions build levels from different combinations of hand-crafted terrain tiles, keeping battle layouts unpredictable and ensuring clashes are won through calculated strategy rather than memorization. Roguelite elements make missions highly replayable and victories feel truly earned, but should a cunning squad or fiendish boss persevere, rounds are quick to jump back into.
Paired with gorgeous pixel art and fluid animation which faithfully channels the series’ timeless aesthetic, Metal Slug Tactics is a natural extension of METAL SLUG’s beloved visuals. Each mission’s heated battle is energized through original music by Tee Lopes (Sonic Mania, League of Legends, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, and Streets of Rage 4’s Mr. X Nightmare DLC among other titles). Metal Slug Tactics is both a respectful homage to an all-time classic and an imaginative new way to celebrate the renowned series.
Metal Slug Tactics will launch on PC via Steam at some point.