SNK Playmore licensed the Metal Slug franchise to Dragonfly, a Korean MMO developer who recently licensed the Unreal 3 Engine. While Metal Slug Zero / Metal Slug Online has 3D graphics it doesn’t look like Dragonfly is using it for the Metal Slug Zero. Not much is known about the gameplay and the official site doesn’t help. You can see some concept art with 3D slugs and the characters above. There really isn’t enough information to get too excited about the game, but I wonder if Dragonfly is going to utilize microtransactions. If the game has a virtual quarter system it might be OK, but pay-per-slug won’t go down well with fans.
Images courtesy of Dragonfly.