Metal Slug Is Returning To Consoles And Mobile This Year With Two New Games

SNK's iconic run-and-gun series will return this year with a new traditional action game for consoles and something new on mobile.

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Metal Slug, SNK's long-running scrolling shooter series, is due to make a comeback in 2020. The Korean site Inven (which we learned of via Siliconera) has said that SNK CEO Jeon Se-hwan has announced that the series will release new games on console and mobile this year.

The new console Metal Slug game will reportedly be a traditional action experience, much like past entries in the series. The mobile title, which is apparently 80% along in development, will be a "card-type" mobile game. It is being developed for iOS and Android.

Both games are in development at SNK. The report also suggests that a third game, also for mobile, is being developed at TiMi Studios, a subsidiary of Tencent. No screens or further details are available for any of these games at this time.

The most recent game in the series is Metal Slug 7, which launched on the DS in 2008 and eventually made its way to the PSP, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 4. Despite frequent re-releases of classic Metal Slug games onto modern systems, a new game has not been released in some time.

Twitch Prime members will be able to claim free classic SNK games throughout the Summer, including Metal Slug 2.

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