Publisher Dotemu (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, Streets of Rage 4) and developer Leikir Studio (Rogue Lords, Synergy) are proud to reveal 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. You can also check out more gameplay at the bottom of this post.

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.

Metal Slug Tactics is both a respectful homage to an all-time classic and an imaginative new way to celebrate the renowned series, channeling METAL SLUG’s timeless aesthetic through gorgeous pixel art and fluid animation. The game’s highly replayable battlefields pair shuffled layouts from hand-crafted sectors of terrain with subtle roguelite 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). Metal Slug Tactics is wholly developed by Leikir Studio with support from Dotemu and access supplied by IP owner SNK.

[Press release]

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