Metal Slug Tactics Gameplay Trailer Blasts into Battle, Announces Fall 2024 Launch for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox

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    Metal Slug Tactics Gameplay Trailer Blasts into Battle, Announces Fall 2024 Launch for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox

    The Beloved Franchise Reloads with a New Twist – Advance on Metal Slug Tactics’ Playable Debut Starting June 10 in Next Week’s Steam Next Fest –

    PARIS (June 3, 2024) – 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.

    For the latest on Metal Slug Tactics, visit the official website, follow @Dotemu and @LeikirStudio on X, and wishlist the game on Steam.

    About Dotemu
    Dotemu is a French video game company specializing in bringing back the best video games and legendary pop culture licenses on PC and modern consoles, to create neo-retro experiences carefully crafted for fans around the world.The Dotemu team has published and developed a number of global top-sellers across both PC and console, including the award-winning games Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, Streets of Rage 4, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, other great development and publishing work from Dotemu includes Windjammers 1 & 2, Pharaoh: A New Era and more. Dotemu is currently working with Leikir Studio on Metal Slug Tactics, with more announcements planned for later 2024 and beyond.    Learn more at

    About Leikir Studio
    Leikir Studio is an independent studio based in Ivry sur Seine, France. Specialized in system games, they are passionate about carrying projects that they are passionate about. They are the creators of the ruthless Isbarah, the warm Wondershot, the robotic I AM LEGION, the diabolical Rogue Lords and the sublime Synergy. Today, they are putting all our energy and talent into Metal Slug Tactics to honor the hours of joy we had on this mythical license.

    About SNK
    Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, SNK develops, publishes, and distributes interactive entertainment software on a global scale. Known for such franchises as METAL SLUG, THE KING OF FIGHTERS, and SAMURAI SHODOWN, SNK continues to focus on their rich console game and arcade history.