Metal Unit Delayed to January 2021

Metal Unit

NEOWIZ and developer JellySnow Studio have announced a delay in the release date of their roguelite action-platformer, Metal Unit.

Metal Unit is currently in Early Access on Windows PC (via Steam), and was set to fully launch in December 2020. Now the game will launch in January 2021. Additional content and a Nintendo Switch version will also launch in 2021. The reason for the delay was cited as adding polish, adding additional content, and implementing changes based on user feedback.

As previously reported, players control Joanna, a young woman that pilots the powerful and customizable M-Unit 11 battle suit. She must defend the last remnants of humanity against a simultaneous invasion by both ancient monsters from beneath the earth, and robotic aliens from space. Exploring the world progresses the story, while delving underground offers more risk and reward.

Along with key choices affecting the story, the items players have on death will convert into points. These can be spent on unlocking new items and skills.

A demo is currently available on Steam. You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

Metal Unit tells a tragic story of human survivors and their battle against monsters and machines to regain control of their planet.

The Earth is under siege from all directions, with ancient beings emerging from underground and alien machines descending from space. The fate of the planet hangs in the balance, but you can help tilt the odds by playing as Joanna, a new soldier capable of wearing the powerful M-Unit suit. Follow Joanna on her epic journey to save humanity and get revenge on her traitorous sister that has taken up arms with the alien race.

Key Features:

  • Action-Packed Battle System – You can dash to evade enemies or go on the offensive and chain multiple weapon attacks together to perform devastating combos. The wide of range of melee and ranged weapons at your disposal also give you the ultimate flexibility to take out enemies any way you see fit.
  • Huge & Diverse Environments – You can choose to explore the sprawling surface of the planet or delve deep inside mysterious dungeons. Traveling around the world will progress the story, while going underground offers bigger rewards that may come at a heavy price…
  • Your Decisions Matter – The characters in Metal Unit will suffer through corruption, betrayal and death. But your decisions carry significant weight in key dialogues and certain actions during the game.
  • Roguelite Elements – Upon death the game will convert all equipped items into permanent research points. The points can then be used to unlock new items and skills. You will constantly receive weapons of varying utility and will need to adapt your strategy to match your current equipment.

Image: Steam

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