Metal Unit Suits Up For Early Access

Metal Unit Suits Up For Early Access
Pixel-perfect action platformer fires forth heart-pounding combat on Steam

SEATTLE – Feb. 3, 2020 | Metal Unit, the sprawling roguelite platformer published by NEOWIZ and developed by JellySnow Studio, has officially released on Steam in Early Access, available now for $14.99 USD. A full release on Steam is planned for April 2020, with opportunities for hands-on demos at PAX East 2020 in Boston, Feb. 27 to Mar. 1.

Crafted in a beautiful sci-fi pixel-art style, Metal Unit is a 2D side-scrolling action packed experience telling the tragic story of humanity’s battle to reclaim its home from the clutches of monsters and machines. Employing classic roguelite elements, such as equipment and items on death, alongside a persistent, point based research tree, players will unlock new items and skills with every playthrough. With no shortage of weapons and attacks to choose from, players can easily adapt and gear every session towards their own unique playstyle.

Metal Unit has been a labor of love, one whose player-first experiences and artwork we are sure will delight fans of the roguelite, platformer, and indie communities alike,” said Tae Hoon Kim, Art Director at JellySnow Studio. “We can’t wait to see players outfit their personalized M-Unit 11 suits and decide how to regain control of Earth, and ultimately, forge the future of humanity!”

Packed with content, the Early Access release of Metal Unit includes two difficulty modes, Normal and Hell, three main stages and chapters, more than 50 unique enemy types, and hundreds of obtainable items to utilize.

Metal Unit is currently available on Steam Early Access for $14.99 USD, and will be available for 20% off during the initial two weeks. The game currently supports English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. A release on console is planned for later in 2020.

For more information on Metal Unit, visit the game’s Steam page, and follow on Twitter.

About JellySnow Studio:
JellySnow Studio is a small indie development studio comprised of three core members, one of which is based in South Korea, and two others in Canada. They began working on Metal Unit in the summer of 2018, and have been developing the game remotely ever since. Metal Unit initially received support through a Korean crowdfunding site called Tumblbug and was awarded the Grand Prize at Bu:Star.

Established in 1997, NEOWIZ, Inc (KOSDAQ:095660) is a pioneer in social platforms and online games. As one of the leading game companies in Korea, the company has successfully published a wide variety of PC and mobile games through since 2003. In 2006, the company co-developed and launched the wildly successful FIFA online, NBA Street, and Battlefield Online with EA. NEOWIZ is currently focused on creating and servicing online games for the global audience with high-quality titles such as Brown Dust, Black Squad and DJMAX RESPECT.