Here’s our first look at the new Metal Slug mobile game

Kristine Tuting

Japanese video game company SNK Corporation and Chinese mobile game giant Tencent just released a teaser for their upcoming mobile title, Metal Slug Code: J.

The game is based on the 1996 classic arcade franchise Metal Slug, featuring the four classic characters Marco Rossi, Tarma Roving, Eri Kasamoto, and Fiolina “Fio” Germi.

After 24 years since the release of the first Metal Slug game on the Neo-Geo systems, the franchise is back with a cleaner, more anime look for our favorite quartet.

Screenshot by: Kristine Tuting / ONE Esports

The missions still have the same run and gun, side-scrolling feature, but with additional controls. A virtual joystick on the left controls movement, while players can choose different weapon types using buttons on the right.

Screenshot by: Kristine Tuting / ONE Esports

The official title for this game by Tencent and SNK has yet to be announced, so for now, the two companies are calling it Code: J.

Additionally, SNK is making their own Metal Slug mobile game which will be a 2D side-scrolling card game that is already 80% complete. A new Metal Slug game will also be released on consoles later this year.

Here is our first look at Metal Slug Code: J.

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