Metal Slug Tactics, a previously announced tactics game for PC is also coming to Nintendo Switch, as per last night’s Nintendo Indie World Showcase.
Both titles will have a simultaneous release, with Metal Slug Tactics coming to Nintendo Switch and Steam some time in 2022.
Admittedly, it’s not really much in the way of a new Metal Slug Game, rather more of a new spinoff using the Metal Slug characters you know and love.
The new trailer gives us more of a glimpse at the tactics style gameplay, as you control the 4 main characters across various battlefields. It also looks like you’ll be able to destroy cover, giving it more of a Metal Slug-style level of destruction.
There’s also a greater emphasis on verticality than other tactics games, as more of the maps involve things like scaling crates and buildings, as well as jumping gaps between platforms.
Of course, the titular Metal Slug also makes an appearance, as an enemy tank. Though from the trailer it looks like you’ll be able to commandeer one of your own, as well, similar to the games.
We also got a look at Sync Attacks, though little explanation of how these work. For now what we do know is that they seemingly allow all three of your characters to attack at once, focus firing the same target.
This isn’t the first we’ve seen of Metal Slug in recent years, as SNK included a Metal Slug stage in the upcoming KOF XV.