Nobody knows when it'll be released, but SNK finally announced
that Metal Slug 3
will hit Xbox Live Arcade in the relative future. SNK is apparently showing the game at next month's Tokyo Games Show according to a translated press release. They will also be showing off Fatal Fury Special
at the event as well. Ever since the announcement
of Metal Slug
on XBLA a year ago, fans have wondered which installment of the franchise would be used.
For straight-up Xbox users, it's nice that Metal Slug
is coming to XBLA, but frankly there's plenty of systems to play the whole series on with Metal Slug Anthology
. Not to mention, GameTap
also practically has the whole series as well -- and there's typically one in rotation on their free service
, plus you can just stick a wired Xbox controller in your PC and there you have an XBLA experience. But, if you must have it on XBLA, Metal Slug
will come blasting around eventually.