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Metal Slug Anthology Comes to PlayStation 4 on July 5

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SNK’s classic Metal Slug Anthology re-release is coming to PlayStation 4.

The news comes from the latest PlayStation Blogcast, which confirms the title for a July 5th release in North America. This is a port of the PlayStation 2 version, meaning the games will only support up to two player local cooperative play.

Fans can expect the anthology to include Metal Slug, Metal Slug 2, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, Metal Slug 5, and Metal Slug 6. This re-release also comes with bonuses like text-interviews with some developers from SNK, as well as sound and art galleries.

Editor’s Note: Featured image is box art from Metal Slug 6

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30 comments
  1. Jack
    Jack
    July 1, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Coolio

  2. Lucky
    Lucky
    July 1, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    So, the PS2 version, then.

  3. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    July 1, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    This is the definitive collection of Metal Slug games. I wish they could add online MP for them.

    Maybe SNK is considering a new entry in the series.

  4. psykokwak
    psykokwak
    July 1, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    So… No online play?

    I would buy it if I could co-op online cus I have no friends to play locally ?

  5. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    July 1, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Is this just some dotemu shit or is it proper ports? If it’s the latter I’m all over that.

  6. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    July 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Oh, I hope so. I NEED Metal Slug 8.

  7. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    July 1, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    It’s just the PS2 game. I was hoping for a new collection that included Metal Slug 7 and XX, maybe even Metal Slug 3D and the portable games. Oh well.

  8. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    July 1, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    It’s the PS2 version.

  9. Nagato
    Nagato
    July 1, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    I think it’s an emulated version of the PS2 Anthology disc, so that would make it an emulation of an emulation.

    Do note that the PS2 Anthology has some pretty bad input lag, however, so don’t buy this sight unseen unless you don’t care about anything of the sort.

  10. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    July 1, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Fucking sold!

  11. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    July 1, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Do note that the PS2 Anthology has some pretty bad input lag

    Fucking Unsold!

  12. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    July 1, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I never experienced such issues back when I played in on PS2.

  13. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    July 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    I never played the PS2 version.

  14. Scorching Sirius
    Scorching Sirius
    July 1, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    I fucking love Metal Slug.

  15. sanic
    sanic
    July 1, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    I still have the wii version if they add no more games why bother.

  16. R.Hoffmann
    R.Hoffmann
    July 1, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    The PS2 version is absolutely fine.

  17. R.Hoffmann
    R.Hoffmann
    July 1, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Stick to the MS games on Steam in that case

  18. PenguinPlayer
    PenguinPlayer
    July 1, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    I have this on the PS2 and I guarantee the input lag is by no means a large enough problem to make this not the definitive collection of Metal Slug to play for the lazy gamer that doesn’t want to download each ROM individually.

    The point is, this is a good way to experience a great series. Now Shock Troopers 3 when?

  19. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    July 1, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    That is what I was wondering. I played the PSP version and enjoyed it. If I had a PS4, this would be one of those games I would get.

  20. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    July 1, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    With Leona playable at the start, and the addition of Whip so we have Team Metal Slug and Team Ikari.

  21. RPG
    RPG
    July 1, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Awesome. Love me some Metal Slug, and I never got a chance to pick up the anthology on the Wii or PS2. I have not played a game in the series in quite a long time. Perhaps I could use this to introduce the games to my girlfriend, since I have mentioned them to her before in conversations.
    Is this digital only I assume? I for one would love a physical retail copy.

  22. Guin
    Guin
    July 1, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Metal Slug is pure fun, but I just get grossed out by those Aliens when they got introduced. Is it just me?

  23. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    July 1, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Is this going to be a PS2 emulation of a NEO GEO emulation?

  24. Lucky
    Lucky
    July 1, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Why would anyone want Metal Slug 3D?

  25. ReaperX30
    ReaperX30
    July 2, 2016 at 1:22 am

    They should put this on Vita. Those games are perfect for a portable system.

  26. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    July 2, 2016 at 2:56 am

    No Metal Slug XX?

  27. Joe
    Joe
    July 2, 2016 at 4:06 am

    Did they censor the blood on the PS2 version?

  28. Lester Paredes
    Lester Paredes
    July 2, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Aww. I was hoping the other games were getting the Metal Slug 3 treatment, with online, and Metal Slug XX. As it is, I already have this on PSP, which is vita compatible, so no rebuy just for trophies.

  29. luggage lad
    luggage lad
    July 2, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    cause it’s apart of the series?

  30. NuclearKangaroo
    NuclearKangaroo
    July 4, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    and why the hell didnt they release this on PC instead of releasing each game individually?

    crap, this is the only way to play MS6, which is one of my favorites