SNK has gotten ahead of the rumor mill this morning to put a stop to the announcement that Metal Slug: Awakening was coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
The publisher acknowledged that a fake Tweet had made its way around, confirming that the mobile game will also release on console. However, they have confirmed that this is fake. Still, that didn’t stop some outlets from reporting the news, which led to a few quick updates following the correction. It shows the determination to be first in this industry and not take the time to confirm that a Twitter account is official.
Regardless, Metal Slug: Awakening is an actual game with a mobile global release set for Summer 2022. The game features classic side-scrolling gameplay and level designs inspired by past entries in the series. It should be noted that the graphics are not retro pixelated characters. Instead, the developer uses 3D-designed worlds and characters, which is probably the cheaper option in terms of development time.
We’ll keep you updated on the development and release of Metal Slug: Awakening. Currently, Metal Slug Tactics is in development for a PC and Switch release later this year.
For now, you can watch an old trailer showing gameplay and characters along with the fake Tweet below:
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