Posted by: kidkobun | Friday, June, 27, 2008

Ignition and SNK Bring Metal Slug 7 to the DS This Fall!

Metal Slug 7 Logo

At last, the news we at Heavy Machine Gun have been waiting for, and if you are scratching your head as to why then you need take a closer look at the name of this site and then another look at the game in reference. And if you still don’t get it then we recommend you play just about any installment in the Metal Slug franchise and you should see the light within minutes.

Aside from giving us the first look at the amazing US box art, which remains quite similar in composition to its Japanese counterpart (rejoice), the press release that went out this earlier this morning revealed that there will be six playable characters, 7 new missions, new colossal bosses to turn into scrap metal, new slugs (one of which can be seen right on the front of the box art – a train like slug that can be linked together to form a more powerful slug) and more!

Read on for the full announcement.

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.

For more information on Ignition Entertainment or SNK Playmore USA please visit www.ignitionusa.com or www.snkplaymoreusa.com.

Official Metal Slug 7 website coming soon!

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In the meantime you can refer to the official Japanese site located here:

game.snkplaymore.co.jp/official/ms7

SCREENS:

Metal Slug 7 Box Art

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Responses

  1. Nice! I need to get on that copy of Metal Slug Anthology I have and get all caught up before 7 comes out. “HEAVY MACHINE GUN!”


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