WALL, NJ (November 30, 2004) SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION, the US publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORP., announced today that the company has shipped its first title for the Nintendo Game BoyÃ‚Â® Advance, METAL SLUG ADVANCE.
METAL SLUG ADVANCE will feature five, all-new, action-packed missions plus diverse areas and rugged terrain including subterranean dungeons such as
mysterious ruins, limestone caverns, and lava zones. As an added bonus, METAL SLUG ADVANCE will feature 100 different METAL SLUG E-cards to enhance player's abilities and assist them in the completion of their missions
"METAL SLUG fans are going to be very happy with this all-new Game BoyÃ‚Â® Advance version," commented Ben Herman, SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION president. "METAL SLUG ADVANCE has all the frenetic action and intense strategy of its arcade big brother, with exciting innovations like the new E-card system."
Introducing METAL SLUG E-Cards
METAL SLUG ADVANCE features 100 types of "METAL SLUG E-cards" that can be found on missions and in dungeons during the game. The E-cards change the status of your character and the game, increasing the strength of your weapons, or opening hidden doors. Some of the cards can be switched on or off, further adding to the game's strategy. Collect 99 cards during the game and you'll be awarded the "All Complete" card.
METAL SLUG ADVANCE FEATURES:
" Five action packed missions.
" Explore diverse areas and rugged terrain including subterranean dungeons such as mysterious ruins, limestone caverns and lava zones to extend
" Complete additional assignments to move on to other stages.
" Keep track of rescued hostages in the Hostage File.
About SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION
Over the past 18 years, SNK has published classic arcade titles such as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, BASEBALL STARS, METAL SLUG, SAMURAI SHODOWN, and FATAL FURY on a wide variety of home gaming and handhelds systems. In June 2003, SNK opened SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION in Wall, New Jersey to again publish arcade classics on the current home and portable gaming systems. Other games published by SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION include KOF: MAXIMUM IMPACT for the Sony PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 Computer Entertainment System, and METAL SLUG 3 for the XboxÃ‚Â® video game system from Microsoft.