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Metal Slug Tactics

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: DotEmu
Developer: Leikir Studio
Release Date: Fall 2024

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'Metal Slug Tactics' Gets Playable PC Demo, Shows Off Gameplay - Trailer

by Rainier on June 10, 2024 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT

Metal Slug Tactics is a fresh take on the iconic series adapting its signature shoot 'em up action to tactical, grid-based battlefields.

Metal Slug is back with a brand new entry in the Metal Slug universe. Discover a new side of the emblematic run'n'gun and jump into a dynamic tactical RPG with roguelike elements! Super fun and lighthearted, Metal Slug Tactics takes what makes Metal Slug so special and unique and brings it to the tactical genre!

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.

Publisher Dotemu and developer Leikir Studio are proud to announce that the first-ever demo for Metal Slug Tactics is available today as part of Steam Next Fest from June 10 - 17.

Metal Slug Tactics’ demo joins the series’ starring warriors for a challenging, strategy testing approach to combat spanning the first region of the full game. You’ll begin in the squad’s barracks, a home base for upgrading characters and buying equipment, where you’ll choose fighters to deploy together on a mission. Consider each character’s unique abilities while building a team; the group’s dynamic will be key to attacking, flanking and outwitting the cast of enemies returning from the METAL SLUG series, including a few devious new foes. Clear high-tension fights to unlock Tarma as a playable character, an energetic powerhouse who’s invaluable when it comes to the boss battle-tier showdowns seen in the full version of Metal Slug Tactics.

The news arrived alongside a new gameplay video exploring Metal Slug Tactics’ reimagining of METAL SLUG combat. The footage is brimming with energetic charm from Metal Slug Tactics’ snappy action to its isometric take on the excellent pixel art aesthetic the METAL SLUG series is known for.

Key Features:

  • Discover the first tactical RPG of the METAL SLUG Series
  • Experience huge replayability with procedurally generated missions layout
  • Enjoy amazing pixel-art graphics respectful of the series
  • Face challenging die and retry mechanics with your squad
  • Challenge iconic bosses from the METAL SLUG series
  • Choose between iconics brothers-in-arms to create the perfect team
  • Find the best combos to beat your enemies in epic battles

Metal Slug Tactics is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam) in Fall 2024.

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