We're getting a new Metal Slug in 2020 and my fingers are crossed


It’s unclear if the series’ gorgeous pixel art will return

It’s easy to be skeptical of a new entry in the Metal Slug series, and I am, but I’m also clinging onto hope.

There’s a mobile title in production at Tencent, but we’re not talking about that – we’re here for the upcoming console-bound Metal Slug. Details about the project are still sparse following a report last year, and we haven’t seen the art style (pixels, please!), but SNK is now targeting a 2020 release.

To be clear, this console game is a traditional side-scrolling shooter. It at least has that going for it.

The run-and-gun genre is in capable hands in the indie gaming scene, but at the same time, I’d love for Metal Slug to have a modern-day resurgence. I light up whenever I see one of the arcade cabinets.

If they’re able to recapture the intricate pixel art and animation, are you down for this game?

New Metal Slug Console and Mobile Games Take Aim at a 2020 Release [Siliconera] [Image credit]