Tribute Games, the designers of the most excellent Wizorb, are now paying tribute to the run-and-gun shooter. Mercenary Kings looks to infuse the cartoony Metal Slug style with a crafting system to allow players to customize their arsenals.
Mercenary Kings features animations by Paul Robertson, who also worked on the animations for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, among other projects. A post on their blog mentions that the game is still in a very early stage of development and the trailer reveals that it won’t be available until 2013. Tribute’s Justin Cyr told us they are planning for 4-player support and hopes to get the game on XBLA. “Right now the aim would be to release it on PC and XBLA rather than XBLIG given that the scope is significantly larger than Wizorb.”
Source: Tribute Games