SNK announced mobile tower-defense games Metal Slug Attack and Metal Slug Defense will end service on January 12, 2023 and April 17, 2023 respectively. Metal Slug Defense for Steam remains unaffected by the end of service.
According to SNK’s official website, “various circumstances” led to the shutdowns of the mobile Metal Slug titles. In-game purchases for both games have been disabled, and refunds for in-game currency will not be accepted. However, players can use their remaining in-game currency on special events this November.
In Metal Slug Attack, multiple online features will be shut down leading into the end of service date on January 12. First, the online multiplayer “Battle” modes cease functionality on December 15. Ranked matches will cease on December 31 followed by Battle Tactics on January 1. All modes within Metal Slug Defense will operate as intended until April 17 at 16:00 JST. However, information regarding the end of service is subject to change.
Metal Slug Attack is available now for Android and iOS worldwide. Metal Slug Defense is available now for Android, iOS, and PC via Steam worldwide.
Lastly, the next game in the Metal Slug series, Metal Slug Tactics, launches in 2023 for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.