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Tribute Games' Mercenary Kings funded on Kickstarter

12:30 PM on 09.17.2012 // Jordan Devore
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Hooray! The Kickstarter for Mercenary Kings, the 2D action game from Tribute Games (Wizorb) with art from Paul Robertson, has been funded. I can't be the only one who is terrible about keeping up with campaigns after the initial push, so I figured a follow-up was in order.

While this was a success at $116,064 in contributions, we only broke the first milestone at $75,000. The next, set at $125,000, would have added more content in a number of different areas. Even still, this is what Mercenary Kings ought to have when it launches next year on PC:

  • 30 to 40 missions taking place on a paradise island under siege.
  • 4-player local coop mode
  • 20 to 30 primary weapon sets (guns)
  • 5 to 10 secondary weapons (knives)
  • Various materials to build parts
  • Basic shop items (rations, first-aid, grenades, and more)
  • Main NPCs (Colonel, Gunsmith, Knife Expert, Shopkeeper, Helicopter Pilot)
  • 15 enemies
  • 4 mind-blowing bosses
  • 4 color palettes for the main character
  • Achievements

In its own words, Tribute says the base milestone will allow the studio to "make a version of the game that focuses on the features that are essential to make Mercenary Kings great." There's also the hope that revenue generated from the game can go back into expanding features post-release.

Mercenary Kings will be made [Tiny Cartridge]




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destructoid's previous coverage:
Mercenary Kings


  Apr 25

Launching Mercenary Kings for free on PS Plus was a gamble

PS Plus subscribers were in for a treat in April


  Apr 01

Review: Mercenary Kings

I just can't WAIT to be king


  Mar 23

PAX: Mercenary Kings has four player split-screen co-op

Sidescroller fans will have plenty to do in this split-screen shooter


  Jan 22

Mercenary Kings will be playable at PAX East

That Paul Robertson is a pretty cool guy


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