Kyo Kusanagi is coming to Metal Slug: Awakening

Bullets, explosions, and martial arts? What's not to love?

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The iconic hero from SNK’s The King of Fighters series, Kyo Kusanagi, is coming to Metal Slug: Awakening. This collaboration between classic arcade legends promises to be a game-changer, blending nostalgia and intense gameplay in a way we’ve never seen before.

Bearing the martial arts legacy of his lineage, Kyo, a descendant of the Kusanagi clan, brings not only his cold exterior but also a resolute personality. Behind the scenes, his fondness for poetry adds depth to his character. Players are in for a treat as they witness Kyo’s unparalleled combat skills and strategic prowess in Metal Slug: Awakening.

The Metal Slug franchise has always been known for its frantic, chaotic, and adrenaline-fueled gameplay, all while staying true to its side-scroller roots. Add a certified badass of a martial artist in that mix, and you’ve got yourself an explosive recipe for fun.

In Metal Slug: Awakening, Kyo Kusanagi takes on the role of a special operations hero, specializing in optimizing team damage. Players can unleash his Rage, observing as the entire team gains the Burning effect, significantly boosting damage output. Kyo’s attacks inflict burns on opponents and deliver devastating blows based on Close Combat proficiency.

Dominate the battlefield with Kyo’s signature moves. The 75 Shiki Kai enables Kyo to jump forward, executing a powerful kick equal to 80% of ATK that deals damage twice to the enemy unit. The Aragami move is a swift 2-strike combo, unleashing damage equal to 60% of ATK. However, the pièce de résistance is Kusanagi Blast, his ultimate move. This targets enemies in the front area, dealing damage three times at a whopping 400% of the attack, knocking them airborne, and gaining 1 Rage. Upon accumulating 3 Rage, Kyo summons multiple columns of fire in an enhanced skill, attacking all enemies in front. Each accurate hit inflicts damage equal to 900% of the attack, leaving opponents breathless.