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Indie Shooter Mercenary Kings Takes Aim at PS4 from 1st April

Posted by Kell Andersen

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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]

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k_andersenStaff

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k_andersen said:

@ztpayne7 That's actually what I was thinking.....even if it was only wishful :p I'll probably pick it up regardless, as its right up my alley.

ReigningSemtex

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ReigningSemtex said:

I was actually playing metal slug earlier today on ps2 lol.

Never heard of this until this article I have just youtubed it and it looks great so I will definitely be getting this 1st April

TasukiStaff

#5

Tasuki said:

Can't wait for this one. I have been wanting to play this one since it was first announced. Thankfully not much longer to wait now. Kinda reminds me of a cross between Metal Slug and Borderlands.

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