SNK and Tencent have announced that a new Metal Slug game is in the works. The game \u2013 which has the working title of Metal Slug: Code J \u2013 is in development at TiMi Studio, a subsidiary of Chinese gaming giant Tencent. The ionic run-and-gun series originally debuted in 1996 and remains synonymous with SNK's Neo Geo arcade machines and consoles. More than 15 games \u2013 including spin-offs \u2013 have been released since, the most recent being 2016's Metal Slug Attack. Speaking about the franchises latest entry, SNK producer Yasuyuki Oda says: "Metal Slug has such an amazing history of great action and gameplay, so we're proud to bring this to mobile gamers around the world. We're happy to work closely with such a strong developer as TiMi Studios on this latest Metal Slug title." TiMi Studio might not be a name you immediately recognise, but you\u2019ve probably encountered some of the titles the studio has worked on. Mobile FPS Call of Duty: Mobile is one example, and Honor of Kings is another. TiMi is also working on the recently announced pok\u00e9moba, Pok\u00e9mon Unite. Winco Qin, general manager of TiMi J1 studio, adds: "Our team has been focused on a faithful recreation of the game's classic shoot'em up style, easily accessible for players that's fun for new and existing fans of the genre." Oh, we forgot to mention. Metal Slug: Code J is a mobile game. Please be excited. A release date has\u00a0yet to be be confirmed, but here\u2019s a trailer to get you excited. https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vqfRAEm3Es4w Pop by the Thumbsticks\u00a0new releases page for the latest Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 games. And please follow us on Facebook, Google News, Twitter, and Flipboard.