The Metal Slug series has been absent in action for over a decade, with ports and re-releases of the sole fans of the leading games of the SNK run-and-shoot franchise. However, that is soon changing, as SNK and developer Timi Studios are currently working on a new entry for mobile devices. Surprisingly, the game actually looks like it could stick with what makes classic Metal Slug games so popular.
Metal Slug Code: J, which is just a working title for the game, is a side-scrolling shooting game like the rest of the series, and has virtual buttons on the screen, as well as an analog device for handling shots, aiming and move, along with other actions. In a game as frenzied as Metal Slug, it remains to be seen if this will be effective, but the artistic style and music seem to be perfect for the series.
Vehicles are also available, giving extra firepower and armor when you encounter one on a level, and this will be necessary to deal with some of the most powerful bosses in the game.
While a mobile game might not be exactly what Metal Slug fans expected, developer Timi Studios has a good track record. He previously co-developed Call of Duty: Mobile and is currently working on Pokemon Unite, the recently announced MOBA for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices.
Metal Slug Code: J doesn’t have a release date yet, but you can check out the trailer for the announcement above. Several of the original games are available on the Nintendo Switch.
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