Metal Slug 7 to Open Fire on DS

The seventh addition to the Metal Slug series will be released on Nintendo's DS handheld, according to the most recent issue of Japanese gaming mag Famitsu. No release date was mentioned in the article.

The issue has a few screenshots of the game, though the images are taken from just one of the DS' screens. The game appears to stick pretty close to Metal Slug's brand of explosive tank-rolling action.

Shacknews contacted SNK Playmore reps for word on a U.S. release of the title. The last Metal Slug release in the U.S. was Metal Slug Anthology (PS2, PSP, Wii), bringing U.S. gamers up to date on the series through Metal Slug 6.