Side-scrolling retro shooter Mercenary Kings is back and heading to “all” consoles and the PC next month. Get ready to reload.
Kings of combat
I have to say, I’m pretty excited about this. I own the original Mercenary Kings on the PC, and played a fair bit of it. It’s a really fun side-scrolling shooter with lots of weapons to wield. It’s also kind of a riff on G.I. Joe too, so of course I automatically bought into that. As much as I dug it, this new revamp looks even better.
“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.
Not a sequel, Mercenary Kings Reloaded Edition nonetheless ups the ante considerably from the first release. Two new playable characters are the highlighter of course, but there’s a bunch more included.
You’ll be able to pilot a mech in the new Steel Soldier mission, as well as craft 20 new weapons.
Here’s what else is new:
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.
Look for Mercenary Kings Reloaded Edition to hit the Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC, and PSVita on February 6th. There’s set to be a physical edition from Limited Run Games too, though that’s still a ways off.