TIME : 29th Aug 2013 ThuAUTHOR : Eleanor
Bigpoint, a leading global developer and publisher of online games, is revealing exclusive details on the Recon – the first of five playable classes in the forthcoming blockbuster Merc Elite. The world’s first military-themed MOBA game (multiplayer online battle arena) is set to be launched in 2013 as a free-to-play browser title. The gameplay trailer to the Recon is available via the following link:
Recon – Ambush the Enemy with Deadly Surprise Attacks
The Recon’s main duty is to provide invaluable intel for the unit, but it also possesses the ability to land precision blows from close range. Deceptive and slippery, the Recon relies on stealth to skulk in close before launching into an attack from the shadows. While overmatched in an open firefight, the Recon can escape sticky situations thanks to his cloaking skill and unmatched speed. Being able to turn invisible also enables the Recon to get in close for a deadly, match-changing strike. These indispensable attacks can help the unit snatch victory from the opposition when all seems lost.
Equipped with an array of lethal ninja swords and light-weight automatic weapons, the Recon is as ruthless as it gets. Combine that with his speed and hit-and-run attacks and you have a tough kill for any opponent.
About Merc Elite
Rising from the smoking wreckage of a decaying society, five corporations supplanted governments to reign with wanton abandon over a lawless world gripped by the post-‐apocalypse. In the ceaseless battle for the world’s last remaining resources, these corporations employ teams of mercenary soldiers to do their bidding.
Merc Elite is an action-‐packed military MOBA game, set in the near-‐future era of guerrilla battles paid for by corporate mega-‐conglomerations and fought by contract soldiers. To succeed at Merc Elite, players will have to employ sound tactics and coordinated team efforts. A unique direct-‐fire combat system based around the realistic use of cover ensures a multitude of tactical options in ten-‐player online battles set in elaborate, varied battlefields. Merc Elite promises to give even the most well-‐versed players a brand new MOBA experience.
Players may choose from 5 different character classes and a plethora of high-‐tech weaponry to conduct operations and dispatch the enemy. Players can use brain or brawn, heavy weaponry, stealth or speed to emerge victorious by choosing to enter the battlefield as the Recon, Tactician, Assault, Heavy Gunner or Juggernaut.
Due to the clever matchmaking system and intuitive controls, Merc Elite has something for both experienced MOBA players and those new the genre, while impressing with unique depth, atmosphere and versatility contained in each and every character.
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Bigpoint (www.bigpoint.com) is one of the leading online game developer and publisher worldwide. Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Bigpoint designs high-‐quality games for all gamer segments published on bigpoint.com, as well as by more than 1,000 international distribution partners and media companies.
Employees from 35 countries use state-‐of-‐the-‐art technology to transform the industry with innovative gaming concepts, while setting international standards to fulfill the expectations of more than 300 million gamers in over 200 countries.
Every one of the 70 online games in Bigpoint´s portfolio is free-‐to-‐play and includes a customized micropayment system for each game to allow users to make micro payments to speed up their game progression.
Many of the titles have won various international prizes and audience awards, such as the MMO of the Year 2013 for Rising Cities and the Best Browser MMORPG 2012 for Drakensang Online. In addition to its headquarters in Hamburg, Bigpoint holds a development hub in Berlin and maintains a presence throughout Europe and in the USA for distribution purposes.
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