Metal Assault Trailer Shows Off Characters, Multiplayer Mode

By Ishaan . March 1, 2011 . 10:01pm


Aeria games released a new trailer and more information on upcoming 2D side-scrolling multiplayer shooter Metal Assault today, touching upon the Contra/Metal Slug-inspired game’s different modes.


Metal Assault allows you to play PvP (player vs. player), the singleplayer PvE (player vs. enemy) or the co-op PvZ (player vs. zombie). That last one is an entirely separate mode, which you can see more of here.


Metal Assault also has a quest mode, where you cooperate with other players to progress through the game’s story, which involves uncovering the mystery behind an underground military lab and the disappearance of a prominent researcher.


When it releases, Metal Assault will be a free-to-play game on PC. Before that, however, Aeria Games and developer, GNI Soft, will be hosting a closed beta sometime in the near future.

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  • “When it releases, Metal Slug will be a free-to-play game on PC.”

    You mean Metal Assault, right?

    • neogeno

      Whether that was intentional or a mistake, I find that hilarious. XD

    • This is what happens when you write non-stop throughout the day…

      *goes to fix*

      • DanteJones

        Keep up the good work Ishaan! :O

    • He’s just predicting when Metal Slug becomes an MMO, where eveyone on chat will say “HEAVY MACHINEGUN” every five seconds ¬_¬

    • Kunio_kun

      All Metal Assault and no Metal Slug makes Ishaan something something…

  • Code

    I really like the character designs/artwork, and I love run ‘n’ gun games >w< I can't help but feel like after playing so much Hardcorps recently, it might potentially spoil me for this opo;; I still kind of wanna try it out.

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      How is that game? Hardcorps?

      • Code

        Excellent, if you’ve ever played Guilty Gear, or Blazblue, and wanna see what it’d be like if Arc System Works made a platformer, this is it xwx; I find it a delicious cross between Mega Man Zero, and Contra >w<'

  • This looks like fun. I’m glad MMOs are trying to expand it’s genre… Which reminds me a lot of Valkyrie Sky, the shmup MMO that didn’t get the treatment that it should have.

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    I’m really digging the art style. Sprites seem alright as well.

  • Soma

    This makes me thing Metal Slug meets Maple Story.
    One of the two is awesome.

  • xhunter

    Reminds me of Gunster: Rain of Bullets, which ties for my favorite free-to-play MMO with S4 League. RIP.

  • PrinceHeir

    definitely looks like Gunbound :)

  • andref

    Since I’m more into stealth (looks as if they are) I choose those sort of clases so if I play I’ll probably go with the AI reconaissance

  • DanteJones

    I watched the video first before reading the post and thought: “Oh hey, a Metal Slug-esque game, this looks pretty cool-WAIT WHAT IS THAT ANOTHER PLAYER”.

  • heartless141

    the game already existed, it’s called Crash Commando

  • gfx look too dark , needs a even cuter girl character too

  • WyattEpp

    Metal Slug meets Soldat, what?

  • Maybe I’ll try this.

  • That looks cool… Looks a lot like another PC game. Soldat is one like Wyatt said but there is another one whos name I cant recall.

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