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

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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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Mister-Nep said:

January 5th, 7:16 am

what is your favorite aspect of Metal Slug? Mine is the selection of characters.

laZardo said:

January 5th, 7:17 am

I love the Indiana Jones-meets-Inglourious Basterds theme going for it.

BaconMcShig said:

January 5th, 7:17 am

My favorite aspect of Metal Slug is the amazing spritework.

@Apotheosis93: This is an enhanced port of Metal Slug 7.

MakulaTolkien said:

January 5th, 7:20 am

I like the arcade old school feeling of using a lot of weapons and kill a bunch of enemies.. Really relaxing :p

RoloEmptybottle said:

January 5th, 7:21 am

Blowing stuff up. ‘Nuff said.

MorteViventi said:

January 5th, 7:22 am

I want one of these!! Metal Slug is fantastic!!!

GeminiBoy said:

January 5th, 7:22 am

I may have to pick this one up. Looks like fun.

Triz said:

January 5th, 7:23 am

I could use a new pair of boxers, a poster too.

majiesto said:

January 5th, 7:23 am

My favorite aspect is the variety of weapons to choose from.

Akimitsu782 said:

January 5th, 7:23 am

What I love about Metal Slug is the awesome old-school arcade gameplay and mayhem that goes along with blowing up everything and anything in your path!

goldskarr said:

January 5th, 7:26 am

It’s weird, it’s funny, and there’s an explosion every five seconds. Enough said!

Evlernee said:

January 5th, 7:27 am

My favorite aspect is all the calories that you burn and how tired your arms get from the countless times you hammer the buttons. That and all the mayhem and explosions that continously invade the screen. Not to mention it’s one of the last, and greatest, 2-D side scrolling game series that’s still around. Hope this series lasts well into the future. It’s been a blast since I first played it in 1996.

Ryan_Fielder said:

January 5th, 7:28 am

Looks immense can’t wait :)

phrebh said:

January 5th, 7:28 am

The classic graphics draw me to Metal Slug.

Locke_VI said:

January 5th, 7:29 am

I can’t think of anything that I don’t love about Metal Slug, but if I had to pick one thing, it’s the timeless side scrolling shooting action. People will still be playing Metal Slug games twenty years from now, I know I will.
Keep making these awesome games, and I promise I’ll keep buying them.

HerrMaestro said:

January 5th, 7:31 am

To me, the graphics never seem to get old. I love that the most!

socksandshoes22 said:

January 5th, 7:31 am

Blowing the stuffing out of an army that features a surprising amount of men in green.

AnonymousAndrew said:

January 5th, 7:32 am

I love the different characters and their general attitude but most of all, the fun gameplay and ridiculous scenarios that are presented. The characters keep coming back to fight the good fight! So long as I keep pumping in quarters or mashing the start button :D

PlatinaX said:

January 5th, 7:33 am

Favorite aspect? Two words:


asdfg34wijo said:

January 5th, 7:35 am

I love the 2D art style of Metal Slug.

Astroranagun said:

January 5th, 7:37 am

2D running and gunning, riding vehicles, transformation especially zombified in metal slug 3&4,and the HUGE Boss Fight!

Love it all the way from the 1st game and like the separate route system in the stage.

AriesWarlock said:

January 5th, 7:37 am

My favorite aspect is how cool the weapons are in this series.

LegendofJerZ said:

January 5th, 7:38 am

I just love blowing **** up!

LasPlagas54 said:

January 5th, 7:38 am

Can’t wait! I already love having Metal Slug Anthology, this will just be that much better.

UnknownJones said:

January 5th, 7:43 am

I love aliens and zombie puke. More please.

syk1288 said:

January 5th, 7:43 am

My favorite aspect of Metal Slug is the insanely humorous and cool jaw dropping face expression that Marco Rossi and Tarma Roving do after completing a level.

zlaren said:

January 5th, 7:45 am

It reminds me of old school CONTRA

TravisRSCX said:

January 5th, 7:46 am

I love the shooting and guns and boom!!!

FreakmanJ said:

January 5th, 7:46 am

There is no contest: the best aspect of Metal Slug always has been – and always will be – the bizarre voice clips that accompany every weapon and friendly pick-up in the game, which have been burned into my skull from years of burning hundreds of dollars on playing the hell out of all the Metal Slugs in the arcades. As someone who is usually not one to embrace my nerdiness in public, I think it says something that I will oft throw yelling “HEAVY MACHINEGUN!” into a conversation if I can find a way to slide it in there (and I use that term incredibly loosely); of course, this is usually followed up by a self-imposed Tourette’s flurry of me yelling all the Metal Slug weapon names I can remember – further cementing the fact that I like this series a little too much and that all my efforts of not being a “nerd” are for naught – but what can you do?

tsiper29 said:

January 5th, 7:48 am

awesome these games are so much fun, woo hoo for the boxers get my geek on!

crusher915 said:

January 5th, 7:50 am

I Need People to sign this petition it is about bringing skype to ps3 hope to see as many as possible.

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    Aram Jabbari said:

    January 5th, 9:54 am


    Bah, spam!

DjGoldenGorilla said:

January 5th, 7:52 am

I used to drop mad cash in the arcades because of this game.
Damn i wish i had it in portable form.

Mosh_Pit said:

January 5th, 7:53 am

Sweet, gotta love metal slug!! Reminds me of the good old days.

AutomaticOcelot said:

January 5th, 7:53 am

The rock solid 60 sprites per second framerate.

jgreenwood said:

January 5th, 7:56 am

I love the side scrolling, getting into vehicles and the difficulty. When can we get a remake of Ikari Warriors?

redshoepaul said:

January 5th, 7:58 am

I already own the JPN copy, and I’ll definitely be picking it up for USA also!

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    Aram Jabbari said:

    January 5th, 9:55 am


    We appreciate your support!

Arameu said:

January 5th, 7:59 am

My favorite aspect of metal slug is the crazy enemies and the fast paced action that comes along with it.

DarkAkatosh said:

January 5th, 8:01 am

My favorite aspect of Metal Slug? Shotgun.

Video_Cognito said:

January 5th, 8:03 am

My favorite aspect is the nostalgic feel of the old school side-scrolling gameplay. I think this one might be a popular answer, haha.

Zyconis said:

January 5th, 8:04 am

My favourite thing about the Metal Slug games is that they’re pure, balls to the wall awesome.

Rival_31 said:

January 5th, 8:04 am

What is your favorite aspect of Metal Slug?

My favorite part of Metal Slug has always been the arcade-like visuals with intense violent shooting! I love the vehicles and the weapon power-ups. It’s always fun to play a Metal Slug game since the first one!

Can’t wait to try this one out!

Craazy said:

January 5th, 8:05 am

I love the Metal Slug Series for its insane difficulty….I really feel a sense of accomplishment when I beat them

L337_L355 said:

January 5th, 8:05 am

Shmups are always a blast and a half.

Side scrolling shmups are even better.

Metal Slug side scrolling shmupping is the best kind of shmupping that a boy could ask for. XD

EVanHelsing said:

January 5th, 8:06 am

PS3 please!

M_I_K said:

January 5th, 8:07 am

Its a great game, i’ve played it on an NDS. so great i love it!!!!

Southernlad said:

January 5th, 8:07 am

Yes! reminds me of the games from the old days. We need more of this.

Southernlad said:

January 5th, 8:08 am

I love side-scrolling shoot-em-ups. Makes me feel like a kid again.

jeffsmither said:

January 5th, 8:09 am

Hey when does the contest end?

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    Aram Jabbari said:

    January 5th, 9:58 am


    That is a good question! We\’ll give folks enough time to comment, and when new posts are at their slowest (I would estimate by week\’s end, when it has fallen from the main page), we\’ll go ahead and start choosing names from a 10-gallon hat.

call_me_jc said:

January 5th, 8:11 am

one of the best side scrolling arcade game that requires skill, bringing out several challenges at the arcade:single token run, speed run, weapon only run, etc.

TheBalb said:

January 5th, 8:17 am

Have all the Metal Slug games, including a Metal Slug 2 arcade machine!

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