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SNK Investor Relations Reveals New Neo Geo Console, Metal Slug

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Oct 25, 2017
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Pretty interesting stuff. SNK are making another Neo Geo console unrelated to the Neo Geo Mini. Additionally, they have confirmed that a new Metal Slug is in the works, and that SNK Heroines has sold over 300k (!) copies.
 
Oct 4, 2018
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I wouldn't mind TOO much if the new Metal Slug were to ditch the 2D style, but the mobile game IMO has been really killing it with the original spritework.

(Although to be fair there's a fair lot of asset recycling)
 
Oct 29, 2017
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I wouldn't mind TOO much if the new Metal Slug were to ditch the 2D style, but the mobile game IMO has been really killing it with the original spritework.
They're limited to mostly small size sprites, though. What's really lacking in post-revival Metal Slug games were sterile digitized backdrops, compared to 100% pixel artwork found in old games. Also, I'm completely sick of recycling decades old assets, as much as I'm a huge fan of them. Better move on to 3D like their fighting games.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#12
Okay so just to be sure, my understanding from the tweet is that they are planning more NeoGeo hardware stuff for fans/hobbyists, but not actually making something that is a competing console for the gaming market. And there is a new Metal Slug being developed for game consoles like PS4/XB1/Switch/etc. Correct? Because if SNK is making a new console with an exclusive Metal Slug game, April 1st is long over. :P
 
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Okay so just to be sure, my understanding from the tweet is that they are planning more NeoGeo hardware stuff for fans/hobbyists, but not actually making something that is a competing console for the gaming market. And there is a new Metal Slug being developed for game consoles like PS4/XB1/Switch/etc. Correct? Because if SNK is making a new console with an exclusive Metal Slug game, April 1st is long over. :P
Yeah I can't exactly read the korean source, but the tweet says "consoles", so I'm assuming that means more than 1.
 
Aug 20, 2018
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#18
Will that new Metal Slug be based on The "THE 100MEGA SHOCK!", "MAX 330 MEGA PRO-GEAR SPEC" or "GIGA POWER PRO-GEAR SPEC"? Is it time we moved to "TERA POWER PRO-GEAR SPEC"?
 
Oct 29, 2017
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#29
Okay, so I went through the source and this is what it really says:

- "Neo Geo 2" is a different deal from Neo Geo Mini, but it does not confirm if it's a new console. Apparently the Mini was a huge hit for them.

- Two different Metal Slug games are being developed now, one for mobile platform (handled by Tencent) and the other for consoles (not mentioned but probably by SNK itself).
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#34
Hopefully a 3D Metal Slug doesn't look too bad. I'm a bit worried about that.
Not sure about the point of a new NeoGeo console tbh. I guess we'll have to wait on more details for this one.

I'm not sure some people here get that 300k is a fantastic number for such a niche game, weird reactions.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#35
New SamSho releasing in 2019, KOFXV in 2020 and a new Metal Slug possibly in 2020/2021. Finally starting to feel like SNK is actually back.

After SamSho I'm a lot less worried about how Metal Slug will look. They will have SamSho and KOFXV under their belts by the time the MS releases so a lot more experience with UE4 and in general. It will very likely be 2.5D instead of full 3D (and rightfully so).

They also have a bunch of people right now at SNK who worked on the old Metal Slugs (pre-bankruptcy).

As for Heroines, did not expect such high sales numbers.

Considering its budget it's probably a huge success for them.
 
Nov 20, 2017
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Jun 19, 2018
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#44
Looking good is one thing, how you translate the Metal Slug gameplay to 3d is a whole different issue. Look at all the attempts Konami had with Contra... ugh.
They can be 3D and still play just like the 2D games, also PS2 Contra games were awesome and at least one of them was pretty faithful to OG Contra!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#45
Not sure why people are bringing up Metal Slug 3D.

That game was made 13 years ago and little to no one from the classic Metal Slug team was involved in its development iirc.

For the most part SNK pretty much acts like the game doesn't exist.
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,548
Australia
#46
A new Metal Slug in 2D, keeping the animation quality but in HD - that's not going to happen. Let's just hope they try to mimic the style with 3D.

That said, I'd be down with a low res Metal Slug sequel if it's still 2D, but I doubt SNK would be interested.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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I wonder if the new Metal Slug will involve characters and plot points from Metal Slug Attack - I like what they did with the Ptolemaic Army there, but it's hard to imagine a character like Yoshino in more traditional run-and-gun gameplay.

Also, I'm glad the gameplay experiments with SNKH paid off. Still waiting on Goeniko though.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,686
#50
Some additional news
http://gamefocus.co.kr/detail.php?number=92897

Translation comes from Sino, they can't post right now because they are on a self requested ban to avoid Avengers spoilers.

New console Metal Slug in 2020
Trying to release 2 games a year starting in 2020 with KOFXV and Metal Slug
Samurai Shodown pre-order numbers are beyond expectations.
Damn, excellent news all around.

KOFXV+Metal Slug in 2020 and two games per year moving forward, oh boy.