SNK may soon be trading in its "rocket lawncher" for a high-def upgrade, as IGN reports that the company is considering bringing an HD version of Metal Slug
to consoles. If true, the move would echo recent efforts by the company, such as with the forthcoming The King of Fighters XII
, to abandon stale sprites for delicious eye candy.
Nothing else is known of SNK's future plans for the franchise, and considering that the company merely looks forward to announcing something "someday soon," we are not holding our breath just yet. However, fans itching for a retro fix can pick up Metal Slug 7
when it rolls on to the DS in November.