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Niche Spotlight – Metal Unit

Metal Unit

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Metal Unit, a 2D action-roguelite by JellySnow Studio and Neowiz that recently left Early Access.

You play as Joanna, the pilot of the powerful M-Unit combat armor, who has been tasked with capturing her treasonous sister and saving the remnants of humanity from mechanical monsters.

Unlock devastating new weapons and chain combos together to defeat the alien machines blocking your path. Upon death, all of your items will be converted into research points, allowing you to buy permanent upgrades.

You can find an earlier release date trailer below.

Metal Unit is available on Windows PC via Steam for $14.99 USD.

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…
  • 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.
  • For All Players – The Assist Mode will allow you to customize your Metal Unit experience to suit your tastes, while players seeking thrilling difficulty will be able to tackle the Challenge Mode, stacking odds against them as they attempt to reap exciting new rewards.

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Frank Streva

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