Metal Slug Tactics announces a Fall 2024 release and will also be coming to PlayStation & Xbox platforms

At long last, developer Leikir Studio and publisher Dotemu have re-emerged with new news on the highly anticipated Metal Slug strategy RPG, Metal Slug Tactics. The title will be launching Fall 2024 to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. It was originally announced just for Switch and PC when it was announced in August 2021, so its arrival to PlayStation and Xbox platforms is welcome news. Plus, there will be a limited time PC demo for Metal Slug Tactics from June 10-17 as part of the Steam Next Fest event.

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Metal Slug Tactics has had a rough journey on the road to release. Upon its first reveal, it was slated to release in 2022. News on the game would remain sparse until the following August when Dotemu and Leikir Studio announced that they would be delaying Metal Slug Tactics into 2023. The strategy RPG was nowhere to be found in 2023 and many questioned the status of the project.

A new trailer for Metal Slug Tactics shows off brand-new gameplay footage of beloved Metal Slug characters Marco, Eri, Fio, and Tarma on different battlefields. Players must navigate them through traditional strategy RPG grid-based movement, turns, and strategies. At several points, players can hop into a Metal Slug tank and wreak havoc among their foes with devastating attacks.

Watch the new trailer for Metal Slug Tactics down below, along with more info and screenshots.

Publisher Dotemu (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, Streets of Rage 4) and developer Leikir Studio (Rogue Lords, Synergy) today announced Metal Slug Tactics, a grid-based tactical adaptation of the iconic run-and-gun METAL SLUG series, will release this fall on PC and Nintendo Switch  while also confirming PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One versions of the game. Fans can lead squads into battle ahead of launch by playing Metal Slug Tactics’ first-ever demo, available for a limited time through June 10-17 during Steam Next Fest.

Today’s gameplay finds 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 loadouts, 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 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.

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