Hamburg, May 22nd, 2013 – Bigpoint, Europe’s leading publisher and developer for online games, is announcing that its new MOBA title Merc Elite will enter closed beta today. Merc Elite, the world’s first military-themed MOBA game, will be released as a free-to-play title in summer 2013. To coincide with the launch of the invite-only test phase, Bigpoint is also releasing the first Merc Elite video, which provides a glimpse into the game mechanics and exclusive game footage: http://www.youtube.com/
In a World Gripped by Chaos, Corporate Soldiers Reign Supreme.
Rising from the smoking wreckage of failed states, five corporations wrested power from the chaos to rule over a lawless disillusioned society. To achieve their sinister schemes, these conglomerates deploy special units to take their aims with force. Staffed primarily by ex-members of armed forces from every nation, these professional outfits emphasize top-of-the-line equipment and boast experienced, deadly employees. They are the finest mercenaries the planet has to offer: the elite.
Merc Elite: The Next-Generation of MOBA Games
Merc Elite is a team-based, PvP, strategic shooter that delivers spectacular action in a cutting-edge game world set in the near future. Thanks to the novel direct-fire combat system, players can simply point and click to fire at any target, which provides them with increased control and precision in combat. Elaborate, varied battlefields offer a multitude of strategic cover options to minimize enemy fire and the refined line of sight feature allows players to explore the terrain, while staying out of enemy view. Merc Elite delivers exciting, tense, relentless action in 5v5 online battles; where players can unlock advanced military weapons, train new skills, and hire powerful new mercenaries by directing their team to victory.
Lexington, Kentucky — May 20, 2013 – Dungeon of Elements, merging an RPG dungeon crawler with classic tile matching mechanics, delivers an engaging and quite different gaming experience that can be enjoyed by both core and casual players. Indie game studio Frogdice plans a July launch.
In Dungeon of Elements, players take on the role of an alchemist exploring a huge world for rare elements. They will battle monsters in 45 different environments while gathering materials and basic gear. Back in the lab, they perform experiments that unlock recipes for items based on the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water.
Skara: The Blade Remains is a revolutionary MOBA developed by 8 Bit Studios for PC, next-gen consoles and portable devices. It blends first-person shooter-style action-packed combat into the traditional multiplayer online battle arena genre with an enticing artistic story, to provide an all new experience described by the developer as “the action of Street Fighter inside a story and land like World of Warcraft, all blended into a fast-paced Call of Duty style arena”.