Metal Slug Tactics official artwork and logo

[Update]: Metal Slug Tactics will be launching in 2023 instead of this year as previously planned.

In an interesting departure from its run'n'gun action roots, the next Metal Slug game will be a turn-based tactics one! The aptly named Metal Slug Tactics will feature the same sort of charming visuals as the rest of the series, though this time around they will be in service of turn-based combat, RPG-like progression for each of the unique brothers-in-arms, as well as some roguelike elements which are there just to spice things up a bit.

You can get a pretty good idea of what all of this looks like in action through the recently posted gameplay trailer. It's not a very long one, though it is at least a rather pretty one! Have a gander:

No exact release date has been announced just yet, but you can expect to see Metal Slug Tactics land onto PC and Switch at some point in 2022. Whether more platforms will be added down the line, I'm afraid I have no idea, but given that the Switch version was announced after the PC one there is at least a faint possibility.

Once we get a proper release date, and ideally a lengthier gameplay preview, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can keep an eye on Metal Slug Tactics over at Steam.