Metal Slug loaded onto PSP

SNK Playmore to shoehorn six installments of 2D arcade shooter series onto one UMD this fall.

In meetings with GameSpot, SNK Playmore this morning confirmed that it will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Metal Slug series of 2D shooters with a PSP compilation set for release this fall.

The Metal Slug Collection will include six full games on one UMD: the original Metal Slug, Metal Slug 2, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, and Metal Slug 5. SNK Playmore is promising perfect translations of the arcade classics, as well as wireless support for two-player action.

Originally released on the NeoGeo home-and-arcade platform, the run-and-gun action franchise has found its way onto the Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and Xbox. It's no stranger to gaming on the go, either, having received makeovers for mobile phones, the Game Boy Advance, and the NeoGeo Pocket Color.

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67 comments
ewjim
ewjim

I wonder - how will it look on PSP...

noobbcvn
noobbcvn

Looks like a must have for all PSP owners! 6 games in one UMD. Hope they port this to DS too.

hrah
hrah

the psp lineup is looking very good this year, its a must buy, can't wait, hopefully others will follow suit.

Bio-G
Bio-G

HELL YEA!! finally i can spend some good quality hours in my math class!!!

falconclan
falconclan

Dont thank snk, thank the boss of snk... GOD!

KnightsofRound
KnightsofRound

metal slug is awesome. I just wish they could somehow use the entire psp screen without stretching the game image to be distorted.

bluebookjeff
bluebookjeff

thats cool!!!!! 1 of the best 2d shooter in the arcaade

nekrotaunter
nekrotaunter

what i've wanted since the beginning on psp. and to think i was going to get an xbox just to play 3

kidokoro
kidokoro

God damnit. I have already have those. =[

Xgamer245
Xgamer245

woah... couple weeks ago I was thinking SNK should make a metal slug for psp....and this happens...AWESOME It better not have any slowdown though.....

Yagami-Iori
Yagami-Iori

I've always wanted Metal Slug complete with minute long load times!

WolfSkill5544
WolfSkill5544

well, at least some sign of goodness from SNK to the psp

Neokaer
Neokaer

Great!! Now if Konami could just take a hint(contra)

bioniccommando1
bioniccommando1

THANK YOU SNK!!!! SNK even after all these years, is still making me a very happy gamer indeed.

Salehjamal
Salehjamal

I don't think Metal Slug will have any problems running on a PSP! it's only a damn 2D game! no rocket science.. and don't worry about the size, it will fit! the game is small in size and don't ask me how I know :D

minimelo321
minimelo321

This will be awsome!!! especially if they have it at a budget price like Powered up

T_U_M_E_G
T_U_M_E_G

I've always wanted to play a Metal Slug game!!! Six on one UMD? Nice!

Jxy
Jxy

It's not as though a Metal Slug game takes up much space at all.... they can easily be fit on one UMD regardless of whether or not they emulate.

ulrikz
ulrikz

This is AWESOME! :D

Timstuff
Timstuff

Rated E for EXCELLENT! :)

Sir_Lemsip
Sir_Lemsip

The multiplayer mode is gonna be the big sell point for this. Its an awesome idea, but i agree that its disappointing that Xbox and PS2 owners have to pay for each game separately.

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

al 6 games on 1 disc? oh yeah but they only released two on the xbox with metal slug 4 & 5. this makes no sense

0diablo0
0diablo0

awesome i loved playing these in the arcade (i wasted like $20 just trying to beat it....) i will buy it for sure!!!

FuguNabe
FuguNabe

One of the few great action releases.... Thank you very much. An excuse to finally take out my PSP from my drawer.

kappachan
kappachan

Cool, but the best PSP can hope for is a port? Don't get me wrong, I love Metal Slug and this game helped me through college, but I don't know if this game makes it worth the money for a PSP.

SOB101
SOB101

OMFG! This game is gonna be sweet!

Charlie2688
Charlie2688

Wow that is just sweet! the 5 games in just 1 UMD this will be a MUST HAVE for PSP owners and an excuse to buy the PSP for others!!! YOU HAVE DO IT AGAIN SNK!!! Lets hope to hear more fom SNK for the PSP CoughKingOfFightersCough....CoughCollectionCough.....

climbfall
climbfall

about time. alway though that this would be the perfect title for the psp. and i know someone who'd going to be over the moon when they hear about it.

PhoenixPrime
PhoenixPrime

Awsome now only if they ported over KoF to the psp :(

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

This is a start now if every game that SNK made came to PSP, Sony online and Nintendo REV (like Nes, Genisis...)

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

i guess the question is will there be online play chances are there will be multiplayer (hopefully) anyways online play could be real fun and bring back and arcade feel to the game by playing along someone

kdstraughan
kdstraughan

OMG That would be awesome. That is portable gaming at it's finest. Definately a must have!