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Metal Slug XX Hits PSP on February 23 — Win Metal Slug Goodies!

Aram Jabbari's Avatar + Posted by Aram Jabbari on Jan 05, 2010 // Manager of PR and Sales, ATLUS

Assembled denizens of PlayStation Blog,

Do you spend your days longing for a colorful, fast-paced throwback to the good old days of arcade action games? Do you daydream about grabbing an ally and riddling wave after wave of enemy soldiers with an endless stream of lead? Does your PlayStation Portable whisper to you, asking you to sate its hunger for old school awesome?

Metal Slug XX PSP Box

If so, seek help, but also, check out Metal Slug XX, coming February 23 to a PSP system near you (preferably yours).

Metal Slug XX explodes with the same winning formula of over-the-top action and cartoon mayhem that’s kept Metal Slug a premier franchise for over a decade. Frantic and fun, serious Metal Slug fans and casual gamers alike can relive the glory and charm of old school cooperative arcade play, teaming with a friend via ad-hoc multiplayer to outrun and outshoot hundreds of enemies and liberate as many prisoners as possible.

Metal Slug XX Screen 3

And there’s more here than just running and gunning, although as the test of time has proven, the running and gunning in this series can stand alone pretty darn nicely. There’s also a Combat School, which offers Metal Slug veterans a chance to put their cred on the line in over 70 challenging mission-based trials.

Ultimate Metal Slug fans can purchase Leona, a seventh playable character with her own unique abilities, via PlayStation Store for just 99 cents!

To celebrate the game’s announcement and/or upcoming release, we’ve got a small handful of rare collectibles to give away.

Metal Slug XX Underwear

First off, FOUR random commenters will get some nifty Metal Slug boxers. They’re not quite for wearing, although we’re sure as long as you’re good about keeping things under control that they’ll last you a nice long time, but they’re certainly the perfect prize for a Metal Slug fan to show off. Guffaw at your friends as they look with envy at your striped blue and white authentic Metal Slug boxers.

We’ve also got NINE Japanese promotional posters to give away. Nothing says hardcore like a poster in a language you and/or your friends may not speak!

All you need to do to be eligible, aside from being a resident of the United States or Canada, is comment under this post in response to the following: what is your favorite aspect of Metal Slug? We’ll randomly choose winners and get in touch with you!

Metal Slug XX Screen 5

Lock and load, friends: Metal Slug XX is set for release on February 23, 2010! We’ll be back soon with more info about this explosive upcoming retro romp!

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+ srafey on January 6th, 2010 at 1:58 pm said:

The thing with Metal Slug that originally got me interested was the name: Metal Slug. I originally thought that it was about metal slugs. But I realized it meant bullets. It makes a lot more sense to me now.


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+ SevenFive on January 6th, 2010 at 2:14 pm said:

I just love it when your fingers hurt after playing crazy hours of this game. That is a good sign your playing a great game.


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+ MamoruNoHakkyou on January 6th, 2010 at 2:45 pm said:

I quite like the side scrolling run and gun fun… It just brings me back to the good old days of playing games like this (or Contra) over and over again with the help of a friend and both of us getting to vent our frustration on the bosses. I guess to sum that up, “nostalgia for times long since gone” would be another way to put it.


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+ bellzemos on January 6th, 2010 at 2:51 pm said:

I like the old school challenge and the amount of replay-ability.


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+ Mudkip117 on January 6th, 2010 at 2:52 pm said:

I love the rush you get from playing these types of games. Gets difficult, but satisfying when you are victorious.


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+ OrlandoX on January 6th, 2010 at 3:14 pm said:

MY favorite aspect is the action/intensity in the game and the Metal Slug series seems like a HD Contra. Its always a gang of things happening at once while you are playing Metal Slug.


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+ UNKNOWNNEWB on January 6th, 2010 at 3:17 pm said:

I love Metal Slug! Can’t wait to put this in my psp when it comes out!


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+ wonkavator123 on January 6th, 2010 at 3:18 pm said:

Runnin’ & gunnin’ & ‘splodin stuff up!


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+ onmode_dash_ky on January 6th, 2010 at 3:26 pm said:

I hope I’m not too late for the raffle. The posts are trickling in now.

My favorite aspect of Metal Slug is probably the design of the Slugs themselves. Tread-bearing tanks that can crouch and jump are a pretty unique concept, and they’re animated very nicely. However, as I don’t own any tanks which need to wear boxers, I would rather win the poster.


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+ SadElmo on January 6th, 2010 at 3:27 pm said:

My favorite aspect of Metal Slug, is saving POW’s, because it reminds me of saving the homeless people in my town. I always have a helpin’ hand. ^__^


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+ WonsAuto on January 6th, 2010 at 4:21 pm said:

Metal Slug 2 was the game me and my friend kept going back to all the way up until the only only arcade by us finally went belly-up, so I’d say my favorite thing about Metal Slug would be the nostalgic factor. Just timeless, old-school kickassery!


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+ laitoukid on January 6th, 2010 at 5:24 pm said:

hey i just posted thjis cuze i wanted2


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+ Thunderpizza on January 6th, 2010 at 5:37 pm said:

My favorite part about the MS series are the memorable bosses.
My favorite is O’neil an intimidating dude with a chaingun and a series of quips, which spit bullets and insults respectively.

“CMOAN BOAH!”
“GO HOME TO MOMMY”


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+ hotshotdas on January 6th, 2010 at 5:51 pm said:

Is Boom Boom er I mean Metal Slug xx a reimagined Metal Slug 7 or a completely new title?


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+ IPoopyStandingUp on January 6th, 2010 at 5:55 pm said:

My favorite part about Metal Slug is that I can play it with my both my hands!


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+ ScorpioN912 on January 6th, 2010 at 7:51 pm said:

Metal Slug is definitely one of my favourite arcade games!

You’re giving that, and a chance to win some boxers? Awesome!


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+ Invert_Time_Rift on January 6th, 2010 at 8:08 pm said:

My favorite thing about Metal Slug has always been the art style of the game itself.


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+ thewindowkeeper on January 6th, 2010 at 8:08 pm said:

I love Metal Slug because while its not stop action, there’s so much more than just fighting going on, that it keeps you laughing and playing just to see what’s going to happen next.


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+ tim_AZNPx0 on January 6th, 2010 at 8:31 pm said:

Hmm…I liked the Anthology better since it had most of the Metal Slug games all in one…maybe it will be worth a try…depends on how much it costs though…


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+ spacetimecont123 on January 6th, 2010 at 9:04 pm said:

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I love the hardcore action! I’m a huge metal slug fan, no other game comes close with so much action, its perfect!


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+ ZackMoney on January 6th, 2010 at 9:27 pm said:

My favorite thing about Metal Slug is the over the top weaponry. Camels with cannons? Heck yes.


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+ BluntRoachman on January 6th, 2010 at 9:43 pm said:

My favorite aspect of Metal Slug besides running & gunning is the animation!


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+ Aiusuichiko on January 6th, 2010 at 10:16 pm said:

Please pick me~!=D


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+ Aiusuichiko on January 6th, 2010 at 10:17 pm said:

Runnin’ & gunnin’ & ’splodin stuff up!


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+ Oz_car1 on January 6th, 2010 at 10:19 pm said:

this game is going to rock


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+ grey_fox24 on January 6th, 2010 at 11:09 pm said:

My favorite thing about Metal Slug was the one shot kills. Talk about a hardcore challenge, trying to take on a gunship that only needs one bullet to kill you.


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+ TheWolfy on January 6th, 2010 at 11:24 pm said:

I love old school run and gunners and the Metal Slug series has to be my favorite for the reason that it never gets old, and I still cant help but buy every reiteration and new entry in the series still. So many explosions at once has to be a good thing right. I love the game enough I bought a neo-geo pocket for it and I dont regret it.

P.S. If I get me some boxers guess whos gonna cosplay a newly rescued P.O.W this guy thats who.


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+ Kchow23 on January 7th, 2010 at 12:41 am said:

the explosions and the old school fun!


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+ KingDiamond_420 on January 7th, 2010 at 1:44 am said:

Metal slug rules can’t wait!


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+ Jackal888 on January 7th, 2010 at 2:26 am said:

Metal Slug series always had the best use of a camel. Weaponizing a camel deserves my money.


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+ aerobeing on January 7th, 2010 at 5:12 am said:

I love all of its awesomeness. That includes characters, humour, graphics, gameplay, and great fun it all provides.


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+ EmperorKorea on January 7th, 2010 at 5:21 am said:

I like when the narrator dude says RAWKET LAWNCHAIR whenever I pick up a rocket launcher.


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+ Awsomeboy on January 7th, 2010 at 9:28 am said:

I have it Pre-Ordered. This is because I have not play a game by Atlus that I did not like. I was happy to hear about this. Atlus for life.


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+ Chester_McNugget on January 7th, 2010 at 10:10 am said:

I love Metal Slug, I hope I get the boxers. Mad cool prize.


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+ MegaOri on January 7th, 2010 at 12:47 pm said:

Always fun to play. Can’t wait.


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+ sittinduk on January 7th, 2010 at 5:33 pm said:

I love all the crazy action that is on the screen at one time


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+ Delition on January 7th, 2010 at 8:38 pm said:

Does the fact that Atlus is publishing the newest one count?

In all seriousness, my favorite aspect of the Metal Slug series is the fact that it is one of the few long-lasting series that hasn’t felt compelled to change their gameplay drastically enough to ruin it for me. That, and blood-vomiting zombie Fio is not only great in Metal Slug 3, but it’s also my XB360 profile picture.


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+ AgentX on January 9th, 2010 at 12:22 pm said:

There’s a lot to love about the Metal Slug games! If I had to pick one aspect…I suppose I’d say the cute and cartoonish art style that distinguishes it from so many other similar games.


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+ DPW007 on January 9th, 2010 at 3:11 pm said:

Sweet another metal slug!, can’t wait to play it :D


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+ Retro_Funk on January 10th, 2010 at 12:08 pm said:

Best thing about Metal Slug

Ikari Warriors

Ralf and Clark forever

I’ll buy Leona too fo’ sho’


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+ GameDreamer on January 10th, 2010 at 4:08 pm said:

Absolutely cannot wait for this! Metal Slug is one of my all-time favorite series. My favorite part is the beautiful hand-drawn sprites.


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+ chuckman315 on January 11th, 2010 at 3:55 am said:

I love the Metal Slug series. I would like to reserve and pay for it now but Gamestop doesn’t have it on there system yet(just like the PS2 Samurai Shodown Anthology all over again but I found it(thank you Amazon)). Nevertheless, I will play Metal Slug Anthology and MS7 to prepare for XX.


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+ GoshdarnBatman on January 16th, 2010 at 1:28 am said:

My favorite aspect of Metal Slug?

KoF tie-ins!

And the sprite animation, man.


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+ maigoyume on January 16th, 2010 at 11:12 am said:

Favourite aspect of metal slug, hard to say

I’d probably go with the completely over the top/comical ways to take down guys


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+ Krimsun on January 17th, 2010 at 10:42 am said:

My favorite aspect of the Metal Slug games is the classic art/2d look. Besides that is the epic run ‘n gun gameplay.


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+ FuryofFrog on January 17th, 2010 at 11:23 pm said:

I love the concepts that really push a genre like this further. For this category of game it would be easy to stay generic and stick to well defined ideas of what the game should be. Instead of that Metal Slug took the military concept and pushed the wackiness way ahead what with the Camel Slugs and all. Its always been remarkably fun and has always stayed close to its 2D roots.

Thank you Atlus, Thank you Aram. If Atlus were a small woodland animal I would embrace it until it passed out of asphyxiation. Your just that good.


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+ DarKaoZ on January 23rd, 2010 at 4:14 pm said:

Atlus, plz convince SNK to release their fighting games on PSN. XBLA is getting NGBC with enhanced graphic, KOF2002UM is getting the same treatment, why aren’t they on PSN???

I would love to buy them, doesn’t SNK want my money?


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+ joewolf18 on January 27th, 2010 at 12:42 pm said:

I love metal slug for its detailed, lively artwork and its brilliant, insane conceptual designs.


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+ KiIlas on January 29th, 2010 at 7:03 am said:

i had buy a psp go and i want play this game but i heard that is not coming to the psn what i should do?


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+ ApeZero on February 1st, 2010 at 9:18 pm said:

I love seeing some hapless soldiers laughing at one of their prisoners, just before I fill their unsuspecting smiles full of hot lead.


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