I haven’t had the chance to play the original release, but this press release has me really, really excited. Multiplayer. Crafting. Crafting. Shooting. Platforming. Crafting. Yes please.
What really has me excited are the quality of life changes being made. I mean yea, new characters and stuff is nice, but making the game better when porting/updating has me excited. Way, way to often we get stuck with sloppy ports/updates that don’t bother to fix what bothered original paying customers and fans in the first place. More often than not ports get it even worse. Reading through this press release makes me hopeful that Mercenary Kings will be the game I always hoped it would be. I admit to staying clear of it because of the problems the developers are fixing. Now if there is a switch to kill the shakey cam I will be a happy camper.
Tribute Games Poised to Launch Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition on February 6, 2018 Across PlatformsAction pack side-scrolling retro shooter to drop additional content and features on Switch, Xbox 1, PS Vita, PS4 and PC
Montreal, Canada, January 25, 2018 – Montreal based independent game studio Tribute Games is today excited to reveal that on February 6th critically acclaimed 2d side-scrolling platformer Mercenary Kings will set its sights on a new huge revamp solidifying Tribute Games marquee title as its definitive adaptation. The popular title will now be rebranded Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition to emphasize the redesign, redefinition, rebalancing, additional content and expansion from the current PS4 and PC versions to the Nintendo Switch, Xbox 1 and PS Vita consoles.
The fight for Mandragora Island carries on in this reloaded edition of the frantic 2D action game! The battle against the fearsome forces of CLAW continues but now, two BRAND NEW playable recruits have joined the world’s most skilled team of warriors-for-hire! With robotic helper C-Zar and the Resistance’s most powerful fighter, Frigg, Commander Baron’s troops don’t stand a chance!
In this upgraded edition of Mercenary Kings, players can take the commands of a mecha-armor in a BRAND NEW Steel Soldier Mission! You can craft 20 NEW weapons! The Kings have never been more powerful!
Whether you head into a solo mission or gather your crew, the days of CLAW are numbered!
Details of the update are as follows…
– Two new playable characters
Frigg is a resistance fighter who has joined the Mercenary Kings to fight the forces of CLAW. No matter which weapon she carries, Frigg can jump faster than any other Kings thanks to her Olympic training!
C-Zar is a friendly automaton built by the Kings’ communication expert Miss Zero. His state-of-the-art feet thrusters allow him to slow down his falls so he can get a strategic drop on CLAW troops!
– New knives to craft
– New gun parts to craft
Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition also features many other minor features and improvements over the original release of the game, such as the ability to buy materials, stronger grenades, a menu previewing mission rewards, all mission objectives displayed on the mini map, tips displayed during loadings, and more.A physical limited edition version of Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition is also in the works and will be published by Limited Run Games in the near future.
“We are very excited to bring Mercenary Kings to the Nintendo Switch, Xbox 1 and PS Vita users. The Reloaded Edition will provide current players with a refined experience loaded with new content and welcome new players to enjoy our mixture of customizable mayhem and over the top boss encounters on new consoles,” says Jean-Francois Major, co-founder at Tribute Games.
About Tribute Games Inc.
We’re an independent game studio located in Montréal making entertaining games with a focus on pixel art and classic game design (sometimes with a modern twist). We are tremendously passionate about our work and our inspirations are mostly games from the 8-bit and 16-bit era. Why? Because these are the games we love and still play today.