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Metal Slug 3 ships to American retailers

SNK have announced that Metal Slug 3 for the Xbox has just shipped in North America. The Metal Slug series has been a common fixture in most arcades, but now you can brag about your high scores via Xbox Live. Perhaps the biggest thing about Metal Slug 3 is that itís a totally 2D game appearing on the Xbox. Shocking.

Here’s excerpts from the official fact sheet. No word yet on a UK release for Metal Slug 3.

-5 challenging stages and a wide array of unique enemies

-Fight off huge crab-like creatures and large locusts on a deserted island in the South Seas

-Release the souls of zombies emerging from a plane crash in snow-covered mountains

-Dive into a battle against submarines and frogmen guarding an underwater bio-weapons factory

-Take alternate routes and explore exciting new stages with Crossroad Entrances on each level

-Attack vehicles include the METAL SLUG, Camel Slug, Rebel Armor, Slug Mariner, Ostrich Slug, and more.

-Find all 10 models for increased firepower and defensive capabilities.

-Cool weapons include handguns, power-up guns, grenades, cannons, and more!

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