The fourth title in the “Metal Slug” series joins the Xbox LIVE Arcade library as “Metal Slug 3” arrives this Wednesday, January 2 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (2:00 a.m. PST). An update of the original arcade version, "Metal Slug 3" is a run-and-gun video game updated with HD graphics and now features co-op multiplayer over Xbox LIVE. “Metal Slug 3” provides gamers with various route selections within each stage enabling players to play over and over. Join Marco, Tarma, Eri and Fio, the four veterans in the “Metal Slug” series, as they hit the battlefield to stop General Morden from disturbing the order and peace that has begun to return to the world. Throughout the game, various vehicles called “Slugs” are made available to help players in battle and to complete the mission. The game features co-op gameplay for up to two players over Xbox LIVE. Developed by SNK Playmore, “Metal Slug 3” will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points and is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.For more information on this title visit the official Xbox.com site.
Remember last year about this time when we heard that Metal Slug would be coming to XBLA? Well now SNK Playmore has finally told us exactly which Metal Slug it will be: Metal Slug 3.
Well, "told us" might be understatement as the source of this news was a bit strange to track down but here it is on their Japanese website (translated for your convenience and amusement).
Also present at SNK's TGS "Xbox Live Arcade Corner" is "Wolf Legend Special". New game? No. Just the original Japanese title for Fatal Fury Special.
[via SNK Playmore, thanks jaycee900]
Our trusty tipster JDUDE11 has been holding out on us. Seems SPFIITHDR isn't the only unreleased game with its very own Xbox.com page. In fact, there are at least five others. If your appetite for XBLA teasers (and delays) has yet to be satisfied, feast your eyes on these.
Of course, I should have realized that there were easier ways to find these pages than trying to type in every game title as an URL. All I needed was to go here and scroll. Stupid me.