SNK Playmore and Ignition Entertainment have announced the autumn 2008 European release of Metal Slug 7 for Nintendo DS. This will be the first appearance of the acclaimed Metal Slug franchise on the Nintendo DS platform.

Players will join Marco, Fio, Tarma, Eri, along with Ralf and Clark as they once again take on the forces of General Morden. The game will span seven missions and players will have access to a host of new weapons and vehicles.

"With a Metal Slug game you know that you're going to have a hugely enjoyable experience," said Peter Rollinson, Product Manager, Ignition Entertainment. "The latest addition to this great franchise will continue that trend."

Metal Slug 7 is scheduled for release on Nintendo DS this autumn.