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Metal Slug Tactics Trailer Reveals Tactical Isometric RPG Gameplay

Metal Slug Tactics, SNK, Dotemu, Summer Game Fest, PC, Leikir

Metal Slug Tactics is an isometric strategy RPG take on the classic ‘90s shooter series. Created out of a collaboration among Leikir Studio, Dotemu, and SNK, the game was announced during Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest: Kickoff Live presentation with a stylized trailer highlighting some action-packed animation and gameplay. It’s unclear when the game will arrive, but you’re free to wishlist it on Steam now. Watch the trailer below.

Metal Slug Tactics will offer a lot of first for the series, as it mixes in RPG and roguelike elements with grid-based combat. Leikir, Dotemu, and SNK promise procedurally generated missions and lots of challenge throughout, but perhaps the most enticing promise is the music composed by Tee Lopes, who helped create music in Streets of Rage 4, Sonic Mania, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge. For more, you can check out a brief summary of Metal Slug Tactics’ events below:

Metal Slug Tactics reunites Marco, Eri, Fio, and Tarma as they lead the Peregrine Falcon Squad into a new battlefield through dynamic, strategic combat. Players wield classic METAL SLUG weaponry, leveraging skill trees, perks, and a super attack-fueling adrenaline system to outwit and demolish flanks of the series’ signature villains.

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