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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 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


¦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


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 For more information on SNK PLAYMORE GAMES, please visit


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 as well!

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