Though announced last September by Famitsu Weekly, SNK Playmore confirms that the DS title is headed to America.
SNK Playmore and Ignition Entertainment announced today that the latest iteration of the Metal Slug series will also be receiving an American release. Between Metal Slug Anthology on Wii and this DS title, Nintendo is the only company to have full representation of the series on its platforms.
Metal Slug 7 will continue the same fast-paced 2D shooting action found in prior iterations of the series. The title features seven new missions ranging from Garbage Island to the Fortress of the Ruins, as well as six playable characters: Marco, Tarma, Eri, Fiolina, Clark, and Ralph. New weapons, bosses, and slugs (the game's term for its iconic tanks) will also help provide players with an all new Metal Slug experience.
Metal Slug 7 will be available in stores this fall on the DS.
SNK Playmore Corporation and Ignition Entertainment Announce Metal Slug 7
for Nintendo DS™
Glendale, CA - June 27, 2008 - Ignition Entertainment, a UTV Enterprise and worldwide publisher and developer of videogames, in conjunction with SNK Playmore announced today that Metal Slug 7 for Nintendo DS™ will be released this fall.
Developed by SNK Playmore Corporation and published by Ignition Entertainment, Metal Slug 7 follows in the footsteps of its predecessors by continuing to deliver the high-energy and frantic, fast-paced 2-D shooting action that the franchise has always been widely renowned for.
Players will join Marco, Tarma, Eri, Fiolina, Clark and Ralph as they prepare to take on Modern's Forces across 7 new missions that will bring them from Garbage Island to the Fortress of Ruins and beyond. Aside from featuring 7 brand new and fully detailed missions and six playable characters, Metal Slug 7 will also feature a host of new weapons, colossal new bosses, new Slugs to pilot and new gameplay modes for added replay value.
"Truth be told, I have a pink DS and was embarrassed to play it in public. Now with Metal Slug 7 loaded, I have no qualms," said Ajay Chadha, President of Ignition Entertainment. "Needless to say, and in all seriousness, we are very excited to announce our partnership with SNK Playmore USA to give both core and casual gamers a whole new insight into the unique, all-action, eye-popping world that is Metal Slug."
First released in 1996, the Metal Slug series has continuously dazzled legions of fans with its awesome variety of frenetic action and superbly balanced, non-stop gameplay. Its unique art style and memorable boss battles have been hailed as sheer artistry and have been acclaimed by game fans of all genres.