Metal Slug Blasts onto iOS and Android

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Metal Slug played a prominent part in my high school life. The computers at school all had NEOGEO emulators and there was always a student or two playing the game whenever I walked in for class. Despite my apprehension about recreating any part of my high school experience, it just got a little easier to do so thanks to SNK PLAYMORE releasing Metal Slug on Android and iOS devices.

Metal Slug’s popularity can be attributed to its accessibility and charming visuals, which most mobile users can now experience. The original Metal Slug is now available for Android devices running Android 2.3 above and iOS devices with iOS 4.0 and above. Thanks to fan demand, Metal Slug 2 and Metal Slug X are scheduled to follow.

Not only is Metal Slug being touted as an “arcade perfect” port, but it also features Bluetooth multiplayer and online rankings, so you can battle your friends in more ways than one. The game is available in the Google Play and Apple app stores for $3.99.

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METAL SLUG Marches onto iOS and Android Devices
Make your way through multiple missions and put an end to the Rebel Army Leader General Morden’s evil plans!

Los Angeles, CA – Dec 13, 2012 – SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Suita-city, Osaka, Japan, Company President & CEO: Masao Ohata) is proud to announce the worldwide release of METAL SLUG for iOS and Android devices.

The METAL SLUG series established the NEOGEO as the “Ultimate System of 2D action games”, thanks to its state-of-the-art pixel art graphics, and simple, yet deep, addictive gameplay. The METAL SLUG series’ original title, cherished by countless long-time fans, is now finally available for iPhone and Android devices. Moreover, to respond to our faithful fans’ demands, we have decided to release METAL SLUG 2 and METAL SLUG X in the near future, both of which are planned for release in the upcoming months!

Key Features
● An “arcade-perfect” NEOGEO Port with Extra Features!
In addition to the traditional ARCADE MODE, you can select any mission you have previously cleared and play them separately in MISSION MODE. You can play your favorite stages at will and train on the stages that you have not mastered yet!

● Weapon Upgrades and Bonuses!
Receive powerful weapon upgrades and bonus items by rescuing fellow POWs during gameplay! POWs can be found in secret places throughout the battlefield…

● Precise and Customizable Controls!
The Autofire feature allows you to fire your weapons continuously by holding down the button. Furthermore, you can reposition the buttons outside of the game screen area in Window Mode. Enjoy every pixel of METAL SLUG using your own custom controls!

● Engage into furious Multiplayer games via Bluetooth!
The more bullets and rockets, the merrier! Now you can enjoy METAL SLUG with a friend through a Bluetooth connection. Team up to overcome the difficult missions METAL SLUG has to offer!

● Online Rankings!
Compete with players from around the world and try to beat their high scores through the iPhone Online Rankings. Gather experience on the battlefield, and hone your skills to become the Best Player in the World!

Title Details
■Title: METAL SLUG
■Release Date: December 13, 2012
■Genre: Action Shooting
■Requirements: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (iOS 4.0 and above) / Android 2.3 and above
■Rated: 12+
■Price: $3.99
■Marketplace: Apple App Store / Google Play

About METAL SLUG
1996 saw the release of the first installment of a series now made up of more than 10 installments. It is one of the NEOGEO’s flagship series, and emblematic of the 2D action shooting genre. With its simple gameplay mechanics consisting of jumping and shooting, METAL SLUG offers gameplay depth at a level never-seen-before, and has charmed millions of players worldwide! A true masterpiece that pushed the limits of 2D Pixel Art, METAL SLUG stands unrivaled at the top of the genre until this day.

For additional information on METAL SLUG, please visit the official site at http://gamebk.snkplaymore.jp/official/metalslug_sp. For more information on SNK PLAYMORE GAMES, please visit http://game.snkplaymore.co.jp.

About

Dylan Duarte is a freelance writer who's covered film, television, videogames, and of course tech! He's also an aspiring screenwriter and likes that watching movies is considered "work" because of it. You can follow him on twitter @dylanduarte, but be warned that it's mostly the nonsensical ramblings of a potty-mouth.

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