Metal Slug: The Ultimate History will go behind the scenes
UK publisher Bitmap Books has announced that it is producing an officially-licenced history of SNK's beloved Metal Slug franchise, and has been given "unprecedented access" to the company's archives in order to compile the publication. Metal Slug: The Ultimate History is the first...
Neo Geo '2 and 3' on the way, apparently
SNK is making a new version of its legendary Neo Geo system, it has been revealed. The announcement came from SNK Corporation chairman Ge Zhihui, who also revealed that a new Metal Slug title is in development for the new console, as well as other systems. The news came during an investor relations press...
Could modern audiences handle it?
The first Metal Slug game was released by SNK way back in 1996. Back then, games were considered to be a lot more relentless. Commonly, a single hit would result in a character's immediate death. The Metal Slug series was not much different in this respect, but also upped the stakes with multiple enemies trying to...
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The original Super Vehicle
Of all the titles released during the Neo Geo's surprisingly long lifespan, Metal Slug arguably stands out as one of the most famous and beloved. Released in 1996 - a time when the traditional run-and-gun arcade shooter was on the wane - this debut release dazzled with its superb visuals, excellent animation and tight...
Switch owners have already sampled the delights of Metal Slug 3 but this week they'll be able to see where the series began by playing the original game. Hamster has just announced that Metal Slug is coming to the ACA Neo Geo range on Nintendo's console, and as you might expect it will be blessed with all the usual enhancements, such...
War has rarely been this much fun
Metal Slug is unique in the world of gaming as being a hardcore run-and-gun shooter which practically everyone has heard of. Despite the fact that it launched on the super-exclusive Neo Geo system in the mid '90s when the world was going giddy over 3D visuals, the first title in the franchise found a solid fanbase...
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