SNK’s Yasuyuki Oda Asks if Fans Would Like a Metal Slug Reboot With Traditional One-Hit-KO Mechanic

SNK's Game Division Deputy General Manager Yasuyuki Oda has a question for you about a hypothetical Metal Slug reboot and its mechanics.

on September 21, 2018 11:54 AM

One of the staples of SNK’s Metal Slug franchise is that being hit once means instant death. Today, during an interview at Tokyo Game Show, DualShockers interviewed SNK’s Game Division Deputy General Manager Yasuyuki Oda, and towards the end of our chat, he decided to turn things around and ask a question himself.

“If we rebooted Metal Slug in some way, would they [gamers] be happy with the same “one hit you die” mechanic? Do gamers today think we should put it out that way?”

Of course, I immediately asked Oda-san whether SNK is considering such a reboot: he mentioned that the team would love to reboot many franchises, but when they talk about Metal Slug the question on the one-hit-KO normally comes up.

 “Obviously there is a lot of stuff that people want us to reboot. We have people asking for Garou [Fatal Fury], people asking for Art of Fighting, people asking for Last Blade, people asking for Metal Slug… We would love to do all of them for obvious reasons. There are always discussions going on, but whenever we get down to it and we start talking about Metal Slug we start thinking, is it ok to put out a game like that nowadays?”

So there you have it, ladies and gentleman, the ball is in your court. The comment section is open, and you can answer Oda-san’s question right there.

If you’re interested in SNK’s lineup, the Osaka-based developer recently released SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy and it’s working on the 40th Anniversary Collection.

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