Metal Slug is returns! But not the way you’d expect it. Metal Slug Tactics from developer Leikir Studio and publisher Dotemu was recently revealed during Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest and from the looks of the trailer, its shaping up to be one tactical-roguelike game you should definitely set your radars on.
Check out the trailer from Dotemu’s YouTube page:
From publisher Dotemu:
Metal Slug Tactics reunites Marco, Eri, Fio, and Tarma as they lead the Peregrine Falcon Squad into a new battlefield through dynamic, strategic combat. Players wield classic Metal Slug weaponry, leveraging skill trees, perks, and a super attack-fueling adrenaline system to outwit and demolish flanks of the series’ signature villains.
Metal Slug Tactics’ challenging missions build levels from different combinations of hand-crafted terrain tiles, keeping battle layouts unpredictable and ensuring clashes are won through calculated strategy rather than memorization. Roguelite elements make missions highly replayable and victories feel truly earned, but should a cunning squad or fiendish boss persevere, rounds are quick to jump back into.
The trailer, looks to retain all the aesthetics we all know and love from Metal Slug but this time around they switched things up from a bullet-hell shooter to a top-down tactics style approach. No specific release date yet but so far, the game is posted as a wishlist on Steam, and we’ll have to wait and see if this will roll out to other platforms as well.