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Hamburg, September 27th 2013 –
Bigpoint, a leading global developer and publisher of online games,
is revealing exclusive details today for the Tactician – the
third of five playable classes in the upcoming blockbuster Merc
Elite. The world’s first military-themed MOBA game
(multiplayer online battle arena) is set to be launched in the fall
of 2013 as a free-to-play browser title. Click the following link
for a sneak peak at the gameplay trailer for the Tactician:
The Tactician – Master of drones and strategic
The Tactician is nothing if not a student of war, equipped with
studious eyes that scour the battlefield to scan for enemy
movements. With an arsenal of powerful attack and recon drones at
his disposal, the Tactician seamlessly adapts to the situation at
hand to pinpoint enemy positions or deliver a fatal blow. His
“Protective Shield” skill provides his unit with
invaluable cover that absorbs the brunt of enemy fire to massively
reduce damage. Ever astute, the Tactician can think around corners
to attack bunkered enemies with a slew of grenades to force the
issue and flush them out into the line of fire.
However, the Tactician’s worth is evident even before the
first shots are fired: his reconnaissance abilities are
second-to-none as the Tactician possesses the inante ability to
scan foreign terrain for enemy activities. With the Tactician the
motto Knowledge is Power has never been truer.
Not to be outdone by some of his more assault-minded mercs, the
Tactician bears an array of attack skills. His tactical drone
strikes bombards map sections leaving entire swaths of terrain in
smoldering ruin, forcing foes to their knees in the process.
Furthermore, the Tactician can call upon support drones to engage
enemies on a smaller scale or fire a kill shot from close range
with his pistol.
Sub-Classes: Customize the Tactician
As is the case for every class in Merc Elite, users will have a
breadth of possibilities for further developing the Tactician. By
amassing experience points and reaching a total of 8 various
character tiers, dedicated mercs can unlock an additional array of
powerful skills as they progress further in the game.
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
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.
Additional information is available at:
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game developers and publishers worldwide. Headquartered in Hamburg,
Germany, Bigpoint designs high-quality games for all gamer segments
published on bigpoint.com, as well as by more than 1000
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
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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