Metal Slug: Awakening Open Beta Starts on August 22

Written by Chad

August 16, 2023

Distributed by VNGGames, Metal Slug: Awakening is the latest mobile version of the legendary Metal Slug IP, licensed by SNK, developed and launched by Tencent will officially launch its open beta on August 22! The latest game also marked the strongest comeback of the legendary arcade game which is widely known for its side-scrolling game style and features refined graphics that reminisce all the iconic game scenes, characters as well as easter eggs! So, gear up commanders, and get ready to take on the thrilling missions!


The return of the renowned IP on mobile with new features

The most awaited mobile version of the long-established IP, Metal Slug: Awakening not only retains most of its original map, Boss, vehicles, and characters but it’s also upgraded with  HD graphics that showcases surreal character movement as well as realistic facial expression – giving the best gaming experience to the fans! With the “Mission Start” signature command, it signifies the comeback of your favorite childhood game!


Weapon makes the biggest essence of the game

On top of the new appearance of the iconic characters on the mobile version, Metal Slug: Awakening also features multiple innovative weapon enhancements, not just in appearance, but also in terms of damage and strengths – further accelerating the excitement of battles in the game. Your most memorable Metal Slug weapons such as Flame Shot, Blizzard, Shotgun and more are now up for you to pick up anytime and anywhere! Furthermore, the mobile game also includes the newest line-up of unique weapons, which includes the Boxing Gun, Saw Launcher and many more.


Old But Gold – Explore classic stages in World Adventure

Playing the early stages of Metal Slug: Awakening, commanders will be able to revisit iconic stages in World Adventure that closely resembles the arcade version. Not only that, but the game also improves the game controls, enabling commanders to seamlessly experience side-scrolling gameplay just like the old time!


Prime Showdown for the all-new PvP Battle Mode

Entering the Prime Showdown PVP battle mode, the in-game system will automatically balance the damage input, armor and HP of each commander and match them with commanders of similar levels, ensuring fair gameplay for everyone.

Each commander would be able to freely pick 3 characters to team up and compete against opponents, while freely controlling the characters on the battlefield; fighting BOSS for exp as well as grabbing numerous strength-enhancing resources. With the combination of skill and strategy, commanders can easily defeat opponents and BOSS to obtain prestigious badges and become the top player.


Roguelike Gameplay with Hot Pursuit

Other than the PVP mode, for the first time in the series, a new game mode that features roguelike gameplay is called Hot Pursuit. Each Hot Pursuit consists of 10 small levels and with each completion of the Hot Pursuit, it will randomly select three skill enhancements from the total four skills: summon, black hole, barrage & skill, enabling commanders to strengthen their characters before entering the next level.


Pre-registration Milestone Rewards

Metal Slug: Awakening has achieved a ground-breaking pre-registration milestone of more than 2 million registered commanders. With the high amount of registered commanders, more prizes will be rewarded to the players, including Eri Kasamoto character, giving commanders a helping hand for upcoming missions! So be a part of Metal Slug: Awakening now!

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