New Metal Slug Tactics Trailer Reveals Switch Version and 2022 Release Window

During Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase, Dotemu revealed a new trailer for Metal Slug Tactics and confirmed it’ll arrive in 2022.

Today brings a brand new look at Metal Slug Tactics, a game I’ve pretty much been obsessed about since its reveal during the Summer Game Fest. It also brings the great news that the game will also be launching on the Nintendo Switch whenever it arrives next year:

Publisher Dotemu and developer Leikir Studio today announced Metal Slug Tactics, a grid-based tactical adaptation of the iconic run-and-gun METAL SLUG series, is bringing the fight to Nintendo Switch during Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase presentation. News of Metal Slug Tactics’ Switch deployment follows the game’s previously confirmed arrival on PC via Steam, with both tours beginning in 2022.


The announcement brought new footage of frontline powerhouses Marco, Eri, Fio, and Tarma rolling out to battle from a headquarters packed with nods to the long-running series’ history. The team returns with their signature arsenal – including the reliable heavy machine gun and devastating SVX-15D Slugnoid mech – as they face down fresh tactical fights.


Metal Slug Tactics is both a respectful homage to an all-time classic and an imaginative new way to celebrate the renowned series, channeling its timeless aesthetic through gorgeous pixel art and fluid animation. The game’s highly replayable battlefields pair shuffled layouts from hand-crafted terrain tiles with subtle roguelite elements, challenging fighters to adapt and overcome unpredictable clashes as they master 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 is wholly developed by Leikir Studio with support from Dotemu and access supplied by IP owner SNK.

It’s good to know the game still looks amazing, and I can’t wait to get my hands on this next year. Between this and the Advance Wars remake I’m going to be in hog-heaven.

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