You know I’ve at all times appeared on the Metal Slug sequence and thought, good video games you bought right here, however they’d be higher if I may simply decelerate and take my time with all of the taking pictures. So the announcement of Metal Slug Tactics seems…excellent?
Sure, the Metal Slug expertise is now slower, however all of the model stays, from the goofy character design to the exaggerated demise animations. Plus there are nonetheless fats tanks and boss fights, solely now all the pieces is turn-based ways as a substitute of fast-twitch motion, and all of it seems cool as hell.
See? Incredible. Of course all we’re doing is trying on the recreation, and the true check goes to return from simply how the sport’s combination of motion, likelihood and gunplay all comes collectively, however simply on a visible foundation—even the animation elements in that traile!—I haven’t been this excited by a ways recreation reveal in a lengthy time.
Missions are going to be procedurally-generated so maps won’t ever play out the identical method twice, you’ll have the ability to achieve expertise and degree evertthing up between levels and combo strikes the place two or extra characters hyperlink their assaults are going to play an enormous half in fight. It’s coming to PC…sometime in the future.
That’s the excellent news! The dangerous information is that, as cool as this seems, a plan to obtain a controlling stake in SNK was quietly kicked off late last year by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, a dude who orders the murders of journalists, jails opponents, has been “indiscriminately bombing civilians and hospitals” in Yemen and has recently been utilizing his billions to attempt to sportswash (and I assume now gameswash) his reputation in the West.
None of which affects the sport, after all, however price declaring all the identical. And now, to finish this on barely higher information, SNK have solely licensed this out, and Dotemu are actually handling both development and publishing of the game.