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Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition Releases Next Week

/ Feb 1st, 2018 No Comments

Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition Review

Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition sees the game releasing on all consoles. Tribute Games’ popular homage to 2D side-scrollers comes out for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, PS4 and PC on February 6.

The Mercenary Kings’ fight against CLAW continues as the two factions fight over Mandragora Island. No matter which King you choose to play as you’ll have plenty of firepower to stop CLAW!

Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition Releases Next Week

There are more guns to craft!

This is more than simply another port. The Reloaded Edition sees a revamp of the game from the PS4 and PC versions. It expands on the original featuring a redesign, redefinition, rebalancing, and new content.

A lot of tweaks and updates have been added to the game including general improvements and additional features. Now players can buy materials and stronger grenades, preview mission rewards, mission objectives displayed in the mini map, and more.

New content includes the chance to ride around in the brand new mecha-armor in the Steel Solider Mission, and two brand new characters! The Reloaded Edition introduces Frigg, she can jump faster than any other Kings regardless of weapon, and C-Zar, an automaton who can use his thrusters to fall slowly and land on enemies. On top of all this there are new gun parts and knives to craft adding 20 new weapons to the game.

Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition Releases Next Week

And even more knives to wield when Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition releases on February 6.

Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition releases on February 6 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox One.

Our Take

Mercenary Kings was a delightful game during the first year of the PlayStation 4. It wonderfully evoked memories of playing Metal Slug as a kid. After nearly 4 years it is good to see Tribute Games revisit and revamp the game. While the Switch has filled the niche the Vita used to occupy, it is exciting to see the Vita getting love in 2018.

Kalvin Martinez

Kalvin Martinez

Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Kalvin Martinez studied Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He writes reviews, prose and filthy limericks. While he is Orange County born, he now resides in Portland, OR. He is still wondering what it would be like to work at a real police department. Follow Kalvin on Twitter @freepartysubs
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