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.
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.
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.