Today, during the Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live broadcast, Dotemu and SNK revealed revealed Metal Slug
The game is exactly what it sounds like, a Metal Slug grid-based tactical strategy game. Yes. I’m not joking. Basically, it’s a marriage made in heaven between X-Com and Metal Slug.
On top of that, it’s made with lovely pixel art, which is certainly a bonus for this kin of game.
Metal Slug Tactics doesn’t yet have a release date and it’s coming to PC via Steam.
“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. 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. Music by Tee Lopes”
If you’d like to see more of what was announced during the Summer Game Fest livestream, you can check out the full recording of the event.