Tribute Games' recently released PS4, PC and Mac retro sidescrolling action game Mercenary Kings is coming to Vita.
Can a game be too generous? In the case of Mercenary Kings, a retro-flavoured action game that mashes up Metal Slug's run-and-gun carnage with Terraria's foraging and crafting, the answer might well be yes.
This is a game with a supremely entertaining core that then gets spread far too thinly over 100 missions that sprawl across repetitive maps, until what was once sprightly and fun becomes stodgy and frustrating. It is, at least, the sort of bloat that comes from passionate indie developers with more ideas than they know what to do with, rather than the weary, box-ticking feature creep that soaks into big franchises that have outstayed their welcome.
The concept is arcade-simple. You are the Mercenary Kings: awesome warriors brought back from the dead with bionic abilities in order to rid a tropical island of the evil CLAW, a fiendish madman so ruthless that caps lock keys apparently jam in his presence.
Sony has announced the games set to launch in April as part of the PlayStation Plus program over on the PlayStation Blog.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Wizorb developer Tribute Games' upcoming side-scrolling shooter Mercenary Kings is coming to PS4 on 2nd April in Europe and 1st April in North America.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Wizorb developer Tribute Games is releasing its retro platformer shooter Mercenary Kings this winter on PS4.
Tribute Games - developer of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Wizorb - is releasing its upcoming 2D platforming shooter Mercenary Kings on Steam Early Access on 22nd July.
2D platformer/shooter/beat-'em-up Mercenary Kings - the latest by Scott Pilgrim vs. The World creator Tribute Games - is coming to Ouya, the developer has announced.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World developer Tribute Games has started a Kickstarter for Mercenary Kings, a Contra-esque 2D shooter/platformer.