An arcade classic is finally coming to the PC: Metal Slug! Though it was originally a local co-op game only, the upcoming Steam version will include online co-op features instead!
One of our staff's personal favorite arcade games, Metal Slug, is finally getting a port to the PC this coming June 26th. Online two-player co-op has replaced the local co-op many veteran gamers know and love. If we could compare this classic to some modern titles, Mercenary Kings or Shoot Many Robots would be prime examples. Without Metal Slug, these two titles and many other might not even exist today. Thanks to DotEmu for bringing this original classic to the modern age, and with online co-op!
Here are some of the main features this game will contain:
ARCADE MODE (MAIN MISSION):
Play the original arcade version of “METAL SLUG ” with its charismatic protagonist soldiers Marco & Tarma, maneuver the almighty “METAL SLUG ” tank, and fight your way through the 6 missions of the game to thwart Gen. Morden's evil ambitions!
MISSION MODE (STAGE SELECT):
Play and enjoy your favorite stages at will! Train alone or with a brother-in-arms on the missions you have unlocked so far!
ONLINE MISSION (ONLINE MULTIPLAYER):
Connect to Steam and clear missions with a brother-in-arms far away via the Online Co-Op Play feature.
Engage with a fellow countryman or foreign ally and let the mission begin!
Configure control, language, video display, and sound volume settings for the best “METAL SLUG ” experience on PC.
Check your current rank & score in “METAL SLUG” at any time, and challenge other players to be the best “METAL SLUG ” soldier in the world!
However, the developers are VERY clear that this version will NOT run on Windows XP. You've been warned! Also, pre-ordering the game before June 26th will earn you a 20% discount ($6.39). Cheers.
For more info on this classic, feel free to check out our Co-Op Classics piece here.