Another SNK Neo-Geo gem will be nipping onto the Wii's Virtual Console service this month in Japan: Metal Slug 3.
A favourite amongst fans, the game was released back in 2000 for the Neo-Geo and has since had a slice of Nintendo love as part of Metal Slug Anthology. The original game is getting its own standalone release over in Japan though according to Siliconera, with a released penned for later in April.
The third in the now long-running series was the first to introduce branching paths within the levels, each with varying difficulty, plus a bizzare zombie infection and a slew of vehicles - including an elephant!
A Western release has yet to be confirmed.
Are you a fan of the series? Would you like to see more classics re-released or a new entry in the series for a Nintendo platform, 3DS perhaps?