Metal Slug Tactics Coming Fall 2024

Since the beginning of SNK’s career, Metal Slug has been one of the most popular 2d action shooters. When you mix a historical IP such as Metal Slug with the incredibly talented publisher/developer Dotemu (Streets of Rage 4, TMNT Shredder’s Revenge), brings new innovation to an older IP. Today, Dotemu announce Metal Gear Tactics is coming to consoles fall of 2024. Aside from the announcement, they also revealed a gameplay trailer of the game. 

Even better, the retro experts at publisher Dotemu surprised fans by confirming Metal Slug Tactics’ playable debut for the first time as part of next week’s Steam Next Fest.

The gameplay showcases series stars Marco, Eri, Fio, and Tarma opening fire in turn-based battlefields while showcasing how strategists advance through Metal Slug Tactics’ campaign of challenging, swiftly paced missions. Every outing begins by thoughtfully building a squad from METAL SLUG’s beloved roster of fighters, each armed with unique load-outs, before clashing with infamous METAL SLUG enemies in fights, testing intuition and efficiency. Surviving firefights with lower-rank foes will lead to pivotal boss battles like the missile-touting warship revealed in today’s trailer; these titan-sized threats stand between Metal Slug Tactics’ heroes and their march into new areas deeper behind enemy lines.

Metal Slug Tactics is a respectful homage to an all-time classic and an imaginative new way to celebrate the renowned series. It channels METAL SLUG’s timeless aesthetic through gorgeous pixel art and fluid animation. The game’s highly replayable battlefields pair shuffled layouts from hand-crafted terrain sectors with subtle rogue-lite elements, pushing fighters to adapt and overcome unpredictable clashes as they master dynamic, strategic combat.

Wield classic METAL SLUG weaponry, leveraging skill trees, perks, and a super attack-fueling adrenaline system to outwit and demolish the flanks of the series’ signature villains. The action is backed by an original soundtrack featuring music from Tee Lopes (TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge, Sonic Mania, Streets of Rage 4’s Mr. X Nightmare DLC). Leikir Studio wholly develops Metal Slug Tactics with support from Dotemu and access supplied by IP owner SNK.