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August 6, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Metal Slug 3 is getting a PS4 and Vita release from Limited Run Games

Metal Slug 3 for PS4 and Vita
As a fan of Metal Slug and owner of the Anthology set of games, I'm wondering how they arrived at releasing #3.
I'm a huge fan of Metal Slug and I'm glad to see Limited Run Games release Metal Slug 3, for PS4 ad Vita. However, as it's such an iconic series, I really want all the games. The Anthology is great fun and I can also see the appeal of individual releases, but why not start with the first game to whet our appetites for future releases?

Ideally, I'd love to see the Metal Slug Anthology come to modern consoles as a single release. My next wish would be the individual releases, but I'm a bit miffed that MS3 is coming only to Sony platforms and not the Nintendo Switch! I would be stoked to get physical releases of the Metal Slug games for Switch. I wonder why Nintendo was snubbed on this round?

On the bright side, they have a special edition with a shockbox, poster, and a few extras. I'm really on the fence with this one. I adore the franchise, but I have the Anthology for Wii and PS2. It would be nice to have this game on a modern platform, but I want some assurance this won't be the only Metal Slug game to be released. The PS4 is nearing it's end and evolving to the PS5. The Vita seems finished. If Metal Slug games come to the PS4 will they break the series across two PlayStation consoles? It's a lot to think about.

If you've Never experienced Metal Slug, this may be a good intro to the madness that's sure to become an addiction!

Metal Slug 3 for PS4 and Vita

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