E3 2021: Metal Slug Tactics reinvents classic arcade shooter with strategy

Metal Slug Tactics is an XCOM-style tactics game by Dotemu and Leikir Studio. It combines the pixel art style of the classic arcade shooters with modern, top-down tactical gameplay.

The move to turn-based tactics might seem like a strange one given Metal Slug‘s origins as an arcade cabinet staple. We chose to see it as proof that anything can be turned into an XCOM-like with enough of a push.

For fans of the series, starved for new content, Metal Slug Tactics will be a breath of fresh air. It’s confirmation that the series does indeed live on.

David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.