SNK's classic side-scroller is coming to Steam next month.
Steam has a habit of casually dropping games on us with little-to-no fanfare, but occasionally it drops a game so awesome that it would be a crime to not promote it. This time that game is SNK's classic side-scrolling shooter Metal Slug 3, which recently appeared on the platform with a release date of February, 2014.
From the product description:
"Metal Slug 3, the masterpiece in SNK's emblematic 2D run & gun action shooting game series, still continues to fascinate millions of fans worldwide to this day for its intricate dot-pixel graphics, and simple and intuitive game controls! The most highly praised title in the series among Metal Slug fans for its refined balance and game volume, heads out to the Steam gaming platform!"
The game will feature the original "arcade mode" of arcade game, but will also have a "mission mode" where players can choose individual missions to play, rather than having to start from the start. The game will have full co-op, both local and online, as well as online leaderboards and controller support.
It's unknown why SNK decided to start from Metal Slug 3, or whether it plans to bring the other games in the Metal Slug series to the platform, but for now lets just bask in the awesomeness that is Metal Slug 3 on Steam!