We've had our eyes on side-scrolling shooter Mercenary Kings for quite a while now. Boasting a nostalgic visual style helped along by a heaped spoonful of inspiration from the seminal Metal Slug series, the title has definitely piqued our interest. Most exciting of all, though, is its insanely robust crafting system, which features over 300 different parts with which to create your potent and powerful peashooter. Oh, and the game's protagonists also proudly wear action hero bandanas that were really only acceptable in the 80s, which is always a plus.

Spearheaded by Tribute Games, a team made up of the talented developers behind Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game and Wizorb, this intriguing indie was funded on Kickstarter in 2012, and after a brief stint on Steam early access, is now headed to the PlayStation 4. You can look forward to pumping your pixelated opponents full of lead on 1st April in North America and 2nd April in Europe. Will you be giving this action packed side-scroller a shot, or are you averse to the atrocities of war? Customise your loadout in the comments section below.

[via blog.us.playstation.com]