Punisher fans rejoice! Marvel's ruthless anti-hero is on his way back to the video game world with "Punisher: No Mercy."
Available exclusively for the PlayStation Network on Sony's PS3, the digitally downloadable game combines arena-based first-person shooter gameplay with Frank Castle and a cast of his most notorious villains and recognizable allies.
Check out the screenshots at left for the world-wide first look and keep reading for the official scoop, courtesy of Marvel and Zen Studios.
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ZEN Studios, a video game developer and digital publisher known for its innovative arcade and action games, announced today that it has secured licensing rights for the Punisher from Marvel Entertainment. The studio is currently developing "The Punisher: No Mercy," the first ever arena-based first-person shooter created exclusively for the PlayStation Network.
Powered by Unreal Engine 3, "No Mercy" was designed with fast-paced online multiplayer FPS action in mind. With inspiration rooted in the Punisher's rich comic book history, the game allows players to choose from an eclectic mix of Punisher allies and villains. Battle arenas span from shipyards rife with contraband to the "birthplace" of the Punisher's archenemy, Jigsaw, and up to eight players can blast away at each other in a variety of solo and team-based missions.
"The ZEN developers are huge Marvel fans, and the Punisher is certainly one of our favorite characters," says Zsolt Kigyossy, CEO of ZEN Studios. "With 'No Mercy,' we're creating gameplay unlike anything else found on PSN. This includes unique features like character-specific taunts, many of which were pulled directly from the comics."
In addition to exceptional online play, "No Mercy" also offers a single-player Story mode featuring exclusive artwork from acclaimed Marvel artist Mike Deodato. Fans won't want to miss the Punisher's Marvel team-up with Silver Sable against such foes as Jigsaw, Barracuda and Bushwacker.
"The Punisher: No Mercy" is currently Rating Pending, but is expected to be rated Mature by the ESRB for a true Punisher experience. For more information, please visit www.punishernomercy.com
and check out the first announcement from Sony's PlayStation blog
Check back tomorrow for the first screenshots of "Punisher: No Mercy"!