Metal Assault is a side-scrolling shooter MMO that channels the Metal Slug series into a multiplayer experience. Run and gun across ten distinct maps in different modes that span from co-op zombie scenarios to multiplayer vehicle battles.
Type: Shooter MMO
PvP: Deathmatch / Conquest
Release Date: March, 2016
Pros: +Metal Slug-inspired gameplay. +Variety of game modes. +Easy to learn.
Cons: -Limited customization. -No game documentation. -Chaotic with multiple players.
Metal Assault Overview
Metal Assault is a free-to-play 2D sidescrolling MMO that features intense shoot 'em up gameplay inspired by the Metal Slug series. Take control of one of the game's four specialized characters: the defense-oriented Carl, the sharpshooter Marie, the brute strength of Burton, or the tactical expert Ai to take on the game's varied modes. Play by yourself or with friends in game types that range from co-op zombie scenarios to PvP deathmatch fights, all easily found in the game's lobby. Its PvP modes support up to 8 players in game types that include: Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and Zombie Infection. Aside from the game lobby, players can populate the town with their avatars and explore three zones dedicated to different game elements, similar to the town in Dungeon Fighter Online. Enter the Military Area for training and skill-related NPCs, take a left and walk into the Commercial Area which offers item modification and storage, then finally move to the southwestern part of the town and enter the Town Square where the game's tournament host resides.
Metal Assault Key Features:
- Solo, Co-Op and Team Modes – choose from a variety of game modes that offer options like co-op missions, 8v8 deathmatches, and control point battles.
- Apocalyptic Scenarios – fight off the zombies that have infiltrated the City of HERZ in seven different scenarios.
- Controllable Vehicles – enter a variety of vehicles that include robotic bodysuits and 4-player vehicles like tanks and choppers.
- Character Customization – equip your character with items found from missions and in the game's shop, giving you the ability to deck out your character as you see fit.
- PvP and PvE Modes – appealing to casual and hardcore players alike, the game offers a wide variety of content that is available in both player-vs-AI and player-vs-player forms.
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Metal Assault System Requirements
Operating System: Windows XP or better
CPU: Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
Video Card: 128 MB vRAM
RAM: 1 GB
Hard Disk Space: 300 MB
Operating System: Windows Vista / 7
CPU: Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better
RAM: 2 GB
Hard Disk Space: 1 GB
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Metal Assault Additional Information
Closed Beta Date: April 1, 2011
Open Beta Date: April 19, 2011
Server Shutdown Date: March 31, 2012
Re-Release Date (JP): December 22, 2015
Initial Re-Release Date (NA): March 1, 2016
Development History / Background:
Metal Assault, also known as Giga Slave, was developed jointly by GNISoft and Gamania in Korea and published initially by Aeria Games. Under the title Metal Assault, Aeria Games began a closed beta of the game on April 1, 2011 for the NA audience, moving into an open beta on April 19, 2011. Within a year the game was terminated by Aeria Games on March 31, 2012, citing that keeping it active and releasing it fully would not be in anyone's best interest.
On December 22, 2015, the game re-emerged as Giga Slave Reloaded in Japan, published by GSGAmes, followed by an announcement that the game was planned to be re-released in the West in the future. It was schedule to re-release as Metal Assault in NA by WarpPortal, beginning on March 1, 2016. But was then delayed to some time in March, 2016.