I loved all the neogeo ports, so its a shame they are dropping dc. I undersatand some of the backlash, many of their ports were barebones. Basic menus, nosaving in gunlord, music continued in pause menus. But what people forget, these were not developed specifically for dc, but instead an afterthought. Neo xys was fun, but punishing. I played it the least of all their games, it was just too hard.
This metal slug "inspired" game would have done great on dc I think. Its a shame they dont give it one last shot. Maybe set a minimum preorder number before persuing the project. Oh well