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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
METAL SLUG 2 and
METAL SLUG X in the near future, both of which are planned
for release in the upcoming months!
? 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: 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
¦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
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
For additional information on
METAL SLUG, please visit the official site at
For more information on SNK PLAYMORE GAMES, please visit
About SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION
Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION (SNK)
develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment
software in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1978,
SNK is one of the largest privately held interactive entertainment
content providers in the world. Known for such franchises as THE
KING OF FIGHTERS, METAL SLUG, and SAMURAI SHODOWN, SNK continues to
be an industry leader by focusing on their rich arcade history.
More information on SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION can be found at
SNK PLAYMORE USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of SNK PLAYMORE
CORPORATION with offices in Los Angeles, CA. It handles operations
in North America including publishing, marketing, development and
localization. More information on SNK PLAYMORE USA can be found at
In 1990, SNK (Currently SNK PLAYMORE) developed and sold arcade
games and a console that could play these high-quality titles at
home: the NEOGEO. The specs for both the MVS"Arcade" and the AES
"Home" systems were the same, making them playable even in fans'
living room. It was also the first console offering a memory card
allowing users to save progress at home, and for use at the arcade
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SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION.
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