“Marco, Eri, Fio, and Tarma are tinkering away to make Metal Slug Tactics as explosive as possible on release, but the squad needs a bit more time in the shop to prepare for the battles ahead. See you in 2023!” the publisher explained in a Twitter update.
The game is pitched as “a grid-based tactical adaptation of the iconic run-and-gun Metal Slug series,” with the developer looking to deliver “both a respectful homage to an all-time classic and an imaginative new way to celebrate the renowned series, channelling its timeless aesthetic through gorgeous pixel art and fluid animation.”
You will be challenged to conquer highly replayable battlefields that mix “hand-crafted terrain tiles with subtle rogue-lite elements,” wielding classic Metal Slug weapons you will leverage skill trees, perks and a super attack-fueling adrenaline system to defeat your enemies.
The gameplay reveal trailer had shown Marco, Eri, Fio, and Tarma heading into battle with their signature arsenal – including the reliable heavy machine gun and devastating SVX-15D Slugnoid mech – and demonstrates their new SYNC attack.
Metal Slug Tactics will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2023.