When I saw that Jonathan Kim of Mechafetus (NSFW) fame was an animator on a new game, I was intrigued. He was an animator on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game and senior animator on Skullgirls. Then I saw that Mercenary Kings also features Paul Robertson, art director of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game, as animator. A handful of people from the Scott Pilgraim vs. The World: The Game’s development team came together to create Mercenary Kings, a run and gun game featuring upgrades and customization.
Mercenary Kings looks a lot like Metal Slug but with a Mechafetus twist. That would be enough right there to get me interested, but they’ve mixed in crafting. Enemies drop materials when they die, and you can upgrade and customize your weapons. Individual parts of the weapons can be changed, allowing you to design weapons that work the way you want. It looks like a lot of fun, but the art style is what really drew me to it.
I pledged $60 which gets me two digital copies of the game, a digital copy of their previous game (Wizorb), an exclusive wallpaper pack, a digital soundtrack, my name in the credits on their site, a Kickstarter exclusive in-game knife, an in-game “Kickstarter Contributor” achievement, and my name in the credits under “Kickstarter Contributors.”
You got that right; I get an exclusive wallpaper pack!